With Xmas just around the corner and €17 million on your pocket what else could you do than provide you family with the best things that only money can make it real. There goes a list of family activities prepared just for you:
- Christmas Movies
Spending an afternoon or evening watching Christmas movies is a must! (You could also spread out your movie marathon over the course of a week.) Let each family member choose a favorite holiday flick to watch with the family.
- Popcorn Garland
Have some leftover popcorn from your movie night? Upcycle it! Make some homemade garlands for your family’s Christmas tree, doorways, or mantle. All you need is a needle and some thread or fishing line. Try using fresh cranberries, too. Younger kids can count out the berries or popcorn to make a cool alternating pattern, and parents or older kids can do the threading.
- Christmas Cookies
Peanut-butter blossoms! Spritz cookies! Gingerbread men! There are just too many tasty holiday cookies to choose from.
- Cookie Swap
So what do you do with all those cookies? Host a cookie swap! Have everyone bring over a few dozen of their favorite cookies (homemade or store-bought), sample and swap! And if it’s not a family secret entrusted to only a few privileged souls, encourage people to bring the recipes to swap, too!
- Gingerbread House Party
Not a house party with gingerbread, this is a gingerbread house making party. Gather your friends and family, some gingerbread walls and roofs and all the candy and frosting you can get your hands on. Set everyone up with their own house, or work in teams to see who can make the most colorful gingerbread house.
- Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Decorating a Christmas tree is probably already on your to-do list. Make this holiday tradition even more special by adding a new kid made ornament each year. Mark the year on your ornaments so that you can keep track of when each cutie was created!
- Hot Chocolate Buffet
There’s nothing like a steaming mug of hot chocolate on a cold December night. Up your game for the holiday season with a buffet of toppings for your cocoa. Some ideas include whipped cream, marshmallows, crushed candy canes, shaved chocolate, chocolate chips and cinnamon dots. Get creative! The kids will love customizing their hot cocoa a fun and easy activity for Christmas Eve.
- Donating to Charity
Show your family’s giving spirit this holiday season by shopping for a toy or two to give to Toys for Tots or another local toy drive. Since your kids are the toy experts, let them do the picking. It will brighten your Christmas and someone else’s, too. Since the kids are also surely expecting new loot this year, go through their toy box together and find the (gently used) toys they’re willing to part with for charity. It’s a good lesson in selflessness.
Want to take your good will toward men a step further? Why not volunteer? There are all kinds of opportunities around the holiday season, from serving holiday meals to collecting winter coats for people. Check out your local non-profits and choose an activity as a family.
Make the most of Xmas and enjoy !