Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. I actually already have 6 Christmas trees set up. Gasp! I know it sounds crazy, but trust me the white lights are totally magical at night! Now that I have you thinking that I am
crazy organized, and my house is like a magazine I’ll let you in on a little secret. My trees might be up, but there are baskets of clean laundry waiting to be put away, the table is still littered with our latest craft project, and there are dishes in my sink! So yes the trees are are up, but my house is far from together:)
It seems that time flies during the holidays. All too quickly the holiday season has passed by and I am left standing wondering were the time went. I can easily get caught up in the hustle and bustle and I miss out on what is really important. Time giggling, playing and making memories with family. Some of my favorite memories are the ones where we are around the table creating crafts, building puzzles or playing games together as a family. Lets stop all the craziness and take time this holiday season to enjoy the little things that make our family special!
Do you have any fun family traditions that you can’t wait to do this year? I love the Advent calendars that we do each year. One of our special Advent calendars starts on Dec 1st to count down the 25 days until Christmas. This countdown does not include any candy, but is designed to bring us together as a family.
The kids look forward to finding out what the family activity will be for that night. Some of our favorite family activities include a family hide and seek game in the dark, we love creating ornaments together (gingerbread ornaments), going on a Christmas light tour with hot chocolate, family sledding night, making snow ice cream and sleeping under the tree together. These are all simple ideas, but they all hold precious memories for our family. I would love for you to share some of your favorite family building activities I am always looking for new ideas to add to our list.
That is why am so excited to be apart of the Kids Winter Holiday Hop. This is a blog hop designed to focus on the spirit of giving and our kids. There are a total of 10 other wonderful blogs participating!
www.projectsforpreschoolers.com – www.stevespangler.com – www.rainydaymum.co.uk –www.laurakellydesigns.com – www.mamamiss.com
www.raisingfigureskaters.com – www.rockabyebutterfly.com – www.herecomethegirlsblog.com
www.housingaforest.com – www.creativelearningfun.blogspot.com
Make sure to hop on over to Projects for Preschoolers were you can enter a give away and link up your posts! There are 3 fabulous prizes that we are giving away, but you can only enter by going to Jen’s blog, so make sure you don’t miss out! (open to UK and US residents) I can’t wait to be inspired by all the wonderful ideas that make your holiday season special! Please feel free to share your favorite kid holiday focused idea at the linky party here.