No matter what winter holiday a family celebrates there’s always one thing in common: parents want it to be a special and magical time for their family, especially for their children. With all the focus on receiving gifts and rushing about, making time for family and remembering what really matters is good for children and parents, too. Times like this are perfect opportunities to create memories that will stay with your child forever. Even simple traditions like decorating a tree will last forever in your child’s heart.
I remember one if my favorite parts of Christmas was digging into those ornaments and decorations that only came out once a year. On a more unique note, every Saturday night in December we would leave a shoe outside our bedroom doors and in the morning there would be a small gift inside. It was usually a pre-Christmas kind of thing like an ornament, a nutcracker or a winter-themed book. This tradition came about because I heard a story about gifts in shoes and my Mom thought it was cute. It grew to become something that we looked forward to every year. This year, try to find a unique holiday tradition that your kids will remember and pass on to their families some day.