“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go.” Or, maybe it is “Down the road and past the mail boxes to your happy house they come.” Spending quality time celebrating this holiday season with family is why families come together.
Spend Time Together
What will you do with your kids, grand-kids , nieces or nephews, over this holiday? Spending time just hanging out or doing activities together sends a strong message of love and caring. Spending time together is a visible expression of their importance in your life. This season is a great time to start a new tradition of being physically active when being together. Outdoor activities that you can do with kids include going ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, hiking or biking. For indoor physical activity ideas in your area, check out your local recreation center or websites like Live, Eat, Play.
Creating family traditions can be as simple as you make them. For example, you could start a tradition of always preparing a holiday meal as a family, baking cookies as gifts or creating cards to say thank you for gifts received. This time of the year is a great time to teach children about the importance of giving to others from assisting with serving food at a soup kitchen, creating and delivering food baskets or purchasing a gift for an “Angel” child. Some of my family’s favorite traditions during of the holiday season are to:
- Go ice skating
- Bake cookies and pies
- Watch holiday movies
- Build a snowman
- Cook meals together
Treasure Gift of Family
The great thing about the holiday season, besides the presents, is the presence of family and friends. Even though spending time with family during the holidays can be a challenge. Committing time to spend with our loved ones shows our appreciation for one another and is the reason for the season!
Glenda Wentworth says
This article is a good reminder for all of us to create that caring message for our families.
Great article, thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed the information in the link to Be Well on family relationships, it explained so much of what families experience. Have a great Holiday with your family!
Carla Farrand says
Thank you for your comment. The link to Be Well on family relationships is a great link.
Have a great holiday season and an amazing new year!