Although I have been married for almost 8 years, our son is only 2. My husband and I haven’t really put thought into family Christmas traditions until now, since our boy is growing up and starting to understand more. Up until now we had always just adopted the family traditions that our parents had begun so long ago.
Now that our family is expanding and maturing we decided to make a few traditions of our own. It is so nice to have sites like Pinterest to help with ideation! As I was searching for inspiration I decided to make a list to share for all the families similar to ours who are in need of a little creativity!
I have noticed from implementing family traditions that is it strengthens marriage. You will realize quickly how excited you and your husband become to get everyone together to do the tradition or traditions each year. It is something to look forward to and requires thoughtfulness and planning, a great way to bond with your husband.
Some of which included:
7. Hot Cocoa Bar – Hot chocolate is a must have during Christmas, why not spruce it up one night with a whole cocoa bar with jars full of peppermint sticks, cinnamon, marshmallows, caramel, and anything else that would be fun to add.
8. Gingerbread Nativity – Ditch the gingerbread house and create a full candy nativity with your family.
9. Thankfulness Wreath – Use gift tags to hang on a wreath and have everyone in your family write on it what they are thankful for.