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Free Holiday Wallpapers and 10 Easy Family Traditions To Start

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Top 10 easy holiday traditions for your family to start, try this holiday season

In the spirit of the holiday season, we have put together a list of the top 10 new holiday traditions for your family to try. 

1. DIY Advent Calendar

Do you remember the little cardboard advent calendars we had as a kid? Each little door had a mediocre piece of chocolate inside, but each night we couldn’t wait to find the next number in the countdown to Christmas. This year, create your own Advent Calendar. Fill each day with an inspirational quote, the name of a board game to play, a workout to complete, a fact or reason why your kids are special, or a nightly Christmas movie to watch. 

DIY, make your own advent calendar

2. Take A Fun Family Photo

It’s normal for families to get in their matching outfits and take photos for their holiday cards. But this year take a photo in matching pjs, recreate a photo from the past, or dress up like a family from a holiday movie. 

Funny, fun family holiday photo

3. Celebrate by Giving Back

It’s no secret the holiday season is about giving and spreading joy. So this year make a point to donate your time or resources to help someone in need. Organizations like Toys for Tots, St. Jude Toys for Patients, and The Salvation Army’s Angle Tree are always looking for donations. Collect canned food from your neighbors, friends, and family to donate to your local food bank. Or find a local soup kitchen and volunteer your time. An afternoon or a small dollar amount can make a big difference to those around you.

Giving back. Holiday food drive, soup kitchen.

4. Host a Holiday Movie Marathon Party

Gather friends and family and queue up your family holiday movies. Make it extra special with a hot chocolate bar, pizza shaped like a Christmas tree, and holiday treats like White Chocolate Snack Mix or a Candy Cane Charcuterie Board

Holiday movie marathon party. Santa and his elf watching a movie.

5. Christmas Cards for Senior Living

Many older adults who live in local senior living facilities find themselves to be alone and without family during the holidays. Make someone’s day by sending holiday cards to residents. This is a great idea to get your younger family members involved too. Have your children draw pictures of Santa, Christmas lights, and winter scenes. These are sure to bring a smile and warm holiday feelings to the residents. 

Children making Christmas Cards. Send holiday cards to senior living residents.

6. Host a Christmas Brunch & Ornament Exchange

Everyone loves a good brunch! Invite friends and family over for some great food and ask each person to bring a wrapped ornament. After brunch, each person can take turns choosing a package from the table. This way everyone leaves with a new ornament for their tree and a memory for years to come.

Christmas brunch and holiday ornament gift exchange.

7. Bake Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

This yummy breakfast roll is already a staple in many homes during the holidays. But have you ever baked it from scratch? This recipe from The Pioneer Woman is amazing and a great way to get the entire family involved. 

Homemade cinnamon rolls. Pioneer woman recipe. Holiday tradition.

8. Have a Gingerbread House Contest

Divide your group into teams, set a timer, and see how can build the best gingerbread house. It’s always fun to make it kids vs adults or men vs woman. It’s fun for all ages and something everyone will look forward to year after year!

Gingerbread house contest. Kids vs adults. Family fun.

9. Run Santa Run

Many communities have some sort of Santa run each year. These are great for many reasons… 1. It’s one way to stay in shape during the holidays. 2. You get to dress up like Santa. 3. Everyone in the family can participate. And 4. Proceeds from these events always go to a great cause. 

Santa run. Family tradition.

10. Take Time To Relax

The month of December is full of so many fun activities, and before you know it, the month is over. Make it a tradition to sit down with the ones you love and simply relax. 

Family relaxing together at christmas holidays.

From the Primoprint family to yours… Happy Holiday!

Brooke

Brooke is the Sr. Director of Design at Primoprint. With more than 20 years of experience, she oversees the design department, assists with graphic design projects, and helps coordinate upcoming projects with customers/graphic designers.