holiday family tradition ideas

There's nothing better than spending quality time with your family during the holidays. And while the little ones are young, there's no better time to start fun holiday family traditions that will create meaningful memories to last a lifetime! If you're in need of some inspiration, here are some of our favorite traditions:

Book Advent Calendar

A book advent calendar is the perfect tradition to grow with your little one. Start it when they're a baby and unwrap a children's book each night leading up to Christmas or during Hannukah. It'll be a great way to make story time special during the holidays, and when they're young you can even use books you already have! Each year as they get older, the book selections can grow with them. Once they're reading on their own, they'll appreciate the thoughtfulness behind this tradition even more.

Baking Cookies

Whether you're in need of cookies for Santa, the family gathering, or both - baking cookies is a great tradition that allows everyone to spend fun quality time together. We recommend using our holiday sugar cookie recipe and making sure there's plenty of frosting and sprinkles! 

Matching Holiday Fam Jams 

Matching holiday fam jams is a must, and for an added layer of fun, make them a present! If your family traditionally opens presents on Christmas Day, opening one present on Christmas Eve can be a fun way to build excitement while waiting for Santa to come. After opening their new PJs, everyone can change into them to wear that night. What's more fun than opening the rest of the presents on Christmas morning? Opening them in matching fam jams, of course!

 

Decorating the Tree

Whether you top your tree with a star or an angel, decorating with tinsel, lights, and ornaments is a classic holiday family tradition. For an added layer of personalization, if your family sends out holiday cards, try turning one into an ornament for a fun keepsake! Doing this every year can be a fun way to look back at past memories and see how the family has grown.

Holiday Movie Marathon

No holiday season is complete without having a movie marathon! If the little ones won't pay attention for that long, try watching a different holiday movie each night. Not sure where to begin? Some of our favorites are The Grinch, Elf, The Santa Clause, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Home Alone, The Snowy Day, and Miracle on 34th Street.