All around the globe, the approaching holiday season brings with it a few days or weeks of excitement. Merry moments and family-togetherness are its major features and most families would never afford to miss this. Everyone wants to have fun-filled and merry moments as always imagined all through the year. But, how do you really make it a “wow” experience? How do you intend to give the kids and every other family member moments to remember all through next year, so much so that they wish the next holiday season could be in the next few weeks? Just thinking about the season holiday and wishing it will be the best doesn’t make it so, but what you do or how you plan the holiday season does.
Many people still believe it’s all about showering family members and kids with gifts and “clothes” that makes the holiday. Well, check out their boxes or wardrobes and you would be amazed by what you see. Last year’s gifts crammed together in a dusty pile, if not left in the trash. Do you want to give the kids and family members a memorable holiday experience? These 4 tips should do the trick.
1. Attend holiday events with family
Holiday seasons come with numerous holiday-themed concerts in the neighborhood or miles away. Make it a tradition to spend quality time with family members by attending holiday events. These events help them meet and share quality time with others in the events, make quality friends if possible, and feature in shows and parades. Live holiday music performances in the neighborhood, high-school or holiday magic shows would be much longer remembered than anything else. There are numerous free fun events you can choose to attend in the community with your kids and have a wonderful and remarkable time. Never underestimate the value of family togetherness, enjoying each other’s company. And you definitely don’t have to spend much to make a memorable holiday experience, so don’t miss this one.
2. Create humorous moments at home
For the holidays, there is never any place like home. It doesn’t really mean you must visit some movie shows and events before you can make special holiday memories. Keep in mind that some of the most remarkable moments can be created inside your house without even a step outside the walls with little effort and not costing much. You can simply create a magical holiday meal by dimming the lights, lighting candles on the table and playing holiday music on very low in the background while serving flavored sparkling juice and having humorous conversations. Hatchimal toys can help create a great humorous moment for fun loving kids after the magical holiday meal. This indeed would be a special night you and your family will remember for a long time.
3. Create time and prepare good topics for family discussions
Every memorable event has one special “conversation” which must not be left out. Having fun, visiting and featuring in shows and parades, having magical holiday meals are all great memorable moments but meaningful family discussions make up one special part that completes your perfect holiday experience.
Before going out on these events, setting the magical dinner table and anything else, make sure to have good conversation topics ready for these moments. This will help you share memorable moments with good conversations instead of griping about irrelevant things. Ask your kids what they like best about their holiday experience and what they don’t. Understanding what they know about the season holiday and if they think it’s worth the time and efforts put in to make it a success. Don’t be surprised by what a great lesson this may turn into afterward as each contributes their different opinions that may be beyond your imagination. With this, you will be convinced by how meaningful each event and activity put in place for the season holiday is and believe me, it’s worth it.
4. Focus on the moment, live in the moment
Yes. Every day brings lots to think of or memories in the past that is just sucking the air out of your lungs, but Christmas season is not the time to think about any of that. If you must enjoy the Christmas holiday season, you must live in the moment. It’s a merry season and don’t let anything keep you from being merry until the season is done. If there is anything to think about, let it wait until later. Out of your merry heart springs wonderful thoughts that could help beautiful ideas to curb your worries so don’t let these worries steal the joy away from here and now. And of course, the only way to truly make your family happy and leave remarkable moments is when you are happy yourself. Whatever affects you this moment might ruin the entire season for the whole family. That is the season you’ve planned so carefully so don’t risk it. Live in the moment and form sweet memories with friends and family.
The season is almost here. Best season wishes and I hope you have a meaningful holiday!