Christmas is all about the the kids. As parents, it’s your responsibility to ensure your little one’s Christmas is as magical as possible. There’s nothing like the excitement this magical season can bring. Seeing the joy on your kid’s faces on Christmas morning will make the day special for you too. Of course, Christmas day itself isn’t the best part. It’s the lead up to Christmas that is the real fun. Make sure your kids get in the Christmas mood by making the run up to Christmas as special as it can be. And, how can you do that? Follow these simple tips!
GET CREATIVE WITH ADVENT
Advent calendars are the first step for Christmas fun. Take a little time planning advent ideas that will start the excitement early. Putting a little effort into a homemade calendar will be fun for the children, and for you too. Do something that allows you to get festive together. Why not buy 24 Christmas stories, and read one with your kids each night? Or, you could choose a different Christmas song to listen to with breakfast each morning. Traditions like these are what make the countdown special. Start when the children are young, and they’ll treasure these additions forever.
INVOLVE THEM IN THE DECORATING
Get your decorations up as soon as December hits to start festivities early. Again, make traditions around this. Set aside a day on the first weekend of December and get the kids involved. Let them help hanging tinsel and putting decorations on the tree. Spend the day watching Christmas films and eating chocolates. Keep things as stress-free as possible. The decorations may not look exactly how you want them, but the point is that you’ve put them up as a family. That’s what Christmas is all about!
TAKE A CHRISTMAS VACATION
What’s better for getting in that Christmas mood than a trip to Santa’s home in Lapland? A trip to the Christmas haven that is Lapland is sure to get your kids excited. You’ll be able to do all sorts of Christmas themed activities during your stay. Not to mention that you’ll get the chance for a private audience with Santa. While you’re there, why not take the opportunity of a trip in a reindeer sleigh too? Or, if reindeer don’t appeal, you could opt for Huskies instead. The fun Christmas activities on offer in this magical Christmas location are endless!
CHRISTMAS EVE TRADITIONS
Keep the festive fun going right up to Christmas day by developing Christmas Eve traditions too. Christmas Eve is the best part of Christmas in many ways. This is when your children’s excitement will be at its height. Make the most of the opportunity. Christmas Eve traditions are something we never forget, no matter how old we get. You could get a certain take out every Christmas Eve, or watch a certain film. You could let you Children open a present each. And don’t forget the carrots and mince pies for Santa and the reindeer!