Last Updated on 10th December 2020
One of the most wonderful time of the year is upon us once again! But this year has definitely changed the way we celebrate, communicate and travel. Spending and having Christmas in lockdown is something we never thought would happen but here we are. It has certainly double down and made us realize the importance of health and relationships. Saying that, bear in mind that Christmas is not only about having big parties (will maybe just a little bit 😊), receiving grandiose gifts and putting on those few extra Christmas pudding pounds. It's about spending quality time with your loved ones, laugh along the way and turning moments into memories.
Even in lockdown, there are many ways to celebrate Christmas wherever you are in the world. Make Xmas 2020 extra special, the most festive and unforgettable for your kids. Here are some tips and ideas on how to do just that.
1. Exchanging presents
Let's face it, we all love receiving gifts whether it be a new pair of shoes, toys or even a bag you've been eyeing for months. This year make it extra special for your loved ones, make it extra fun and exciting by giving them a handmade gift such as a bracelet, bookmark, mug, blanket and more. Let your creativity run wild but also a great win for the environment and your hip pocket.
While it's true that "it's the thought that counts," finding your gift sitting on a shelf can be disappointing. Therefore, giving a customized item or handmade gifts, to be exact, is a fantastic idea and an unique way of telling your recipient that they are special. After all, the gift itself took time to be created and nothing spells love better than T-I-M-E.
3. Christmas Games
There are so many fun and kid-friendly activities to do on Christmas. Games such as Christmas charades where participants are expected to act out movies, songs and other things that are related to Christmas is a huge hit and gets the giggles going. Christmas dance freeze is a personal favorite, where you can groove with the kids and vibe with the festive music. You may also consider buying Christmas scavenger hunt cards if you're looking for something adventurous and want to add some extra spice to games. Just make sure to add prizes so it will keep the kids busy and entertained during the day.
6. Christmas movie marathon
There's no way we're missing out on Christmas movies. Add it to the list! With thousands of holiday movies and cartoons to watch on different content platforms, make sure to mix it up with the classics and new ones. Remember to prepare the popcorn and snuggly blankets. This is one of those activities that your kids will truly remember anticipate on the 25th.
Christmas can mean different things to different people but we must remember real meaning of Christmas. To share our blessings to other people and to give up one's very self and think of others. This year has not been easy for a lot of families, especially those affected by the pandemic. Be sure to express gratitude and teach your kids to give back. We all have "excess baggage" around the house whether it be clothes that your kids have outgrown or things lying around that you don't need. Sort out the clothes for donation, help with a local charity and sending out simple gifts can make someone's holiday a joyful and an unforgettable one.
Finally, remember to smile and say hello to people you see and meet 😊