Family Christmas Traditions
Family Christmas Traditions – love them or hate them? In the Witty Hoots household we have some great family traditions over the Christmas period. We have also found that some things that used to work for us now don’t fit in with our family now as we all grow older.
Our Christmas traditions include:
- A wooden Advent Calendar that we use every year.
- Going out for a family meal before Christmas Day
- Putting up Christmas Trees in every room (yes even the bathroom!)
- Making home-made decorations
- Going to a Carol Service run by our local hospice
- Visiting the theatre for a pantomime on the afternoon of Christmas Eve
- Putting out a mince pie, carrot and a drink for Santa on Christmas Eve night
- Christmas morning in bed with the kids & their stockings
- A light lunch of grapes, ham, crackers and cheese board.
- We also eat Christmas Dinner any time after 2pm
- Finally it is mince pies, coffee and a snuggle up on the couch watching a Christmas film!
So there you have just some of the traditions that our family have inherited, have evolved and have created for ourselves.
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Advent & Nativity Traditions
We love this simple Wooden Spool Nativity shared by Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes
Planet Smarty Pants shows us that you can still celebrate the Advent and learn about the Christmas story even if you are not religious through a thoughtful post called Advent for Secular Families.
Some superb ideas are shared by Life At the Zoo in their Advent Ideas and Traditions.
A wonderful idea that also means spending quality time with your little ones during the Advent. Kitchen Floor Crafts shares 25 Days of Christmas Reading.
Hodge Podge Craft share some craft ideas via a Family Christmas Traditions Some Crafty Some Not post.
A yummy alternative to a gingerbread house! the Chaos and the Clutter shares how they make some Rice Krispie Candy Houses a gingerbread alternative!
Or what about a Nature Themed Christmas Gnome House? This delightful advent tradition is shared by Rain or Shine Mamma.
Christmas Tree Traditions
There is something magical about putting up a tree at Christmas and Love Play and Learn shares their Christmas Tree Traditions with us today.
We secretly adore this one and we would love a tree that was just decorated with ornaments that had meaning rather than just for decoration. The Jenny Evolution shares the meaning behind the crystal stars on their tree through the post Annual Swarovski Crystal Star.
Peakle Pie shows how a toddler can create their own wonderfully decorated tree that is fire safe as well! Christmas Tree Candle Lights remind us of days gone by when candles were traditionally used on a tree!
Christmas Eve Traditions
How cute is this DIY Christmas Eve Box? We think this is a lovely idea shared by Adventures of Adam.
We really like this as a family game to play on Christmas Eve to keep everyone occupied without getting overly excited! Allternative Learning shares an unusual game they play called Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Family Bingo!
Mum in the Madhouse has some great Christmas Eve Traditions that she shares with her children each year.
Family Christmas Traditions
Sometimes Christmas means thinking about others who either help us or need our help. Glittering Muffins shares their lovely family tradition of Thanking Public Servants.
Presents under the tree with no tags on? A unique way of sharing presents under the tree that sounds really fun! Hip Home School Moms shares how they have created their Christmas Wrapping Paper Tradition.
Every Star is Different shares the Eddy Family Christmas Traditions with some surprising ones that involve the whole family!
A great round up from Love Play and Learn with their 12 Days of Christmas Family Activities.
The Chirping Moms share A Christmas Traditional Feast of St Nicholas and how other celebrations take place on the lead up to Christmas Day.
Involve the younger generations by creating a holiday tradition is purely for them. The Polar Express Night Holiday Family Tradition was created by Teach Mama. We love how it has expanded and grown over the years as more children are added to the family!
Want an alternative to the Elf on a Shelf? Then try Jingle Bells not Elf on a Shelf from KCEdventures.
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