New Traditions to Start with Your Family This Year

New Traditions to Start with Your Family This Year

Christmas is almost here! We’re excited to be with our family and friends this holiday season. Do you want to make Christmas a little more special? Start a new tradition. They don’t have to be passed down from generation to generation. You can start one anytime and anywhere. Try starting one of these new traditions to do with your family this year

Christmas Eve Book Exchange

Kick-off the holidays with Jolabokaflod!...Jola - what? This is a popular tradition that originated in Iceland. Family members exchange books on Christmas Eve and spend the night reading their books before Christmas. What better way to spend Christmas Eve than to snuggle up with some hot cocoa and a good book?

Adopt a Military Family

Give back this holiday season and give to a military family in need. Join Team Angel to help military families get the support the deserve. All you have to do is contribute a little each month and you can bring light to a family’s day. You can also contact your family and build a relationship with them. 

Christmas Pajamas

Do a little twist this year with your presents. Start the gifts early and buy your family pajamas. Have them open them up before they go to bed on Christmas Eve. They’ll get to wake up Christmas morning in their brand new pajamas. It’s a great way to show off new threads and even gives an opportunity for matching pajamas.

White Elephant

Bring smiles to your family and friends by organizing this fun game at your next holiday get together. Each guest brings one gag gift and chooses to either keep the gift they opened or steal another gift. Your guests will be on the floor laughing from the nonsense that this game brings out of people. It’s definitely a tradition you want to keep around for years to come.

Drive around your town and look at the lights

This one may seem simple, but it’s a great way to spend extra time with your family. Pack the kids in your car, put some hot cocoa in togo tumblers and drive around your community to see all the houses that are decorated with lights. It’s great if you don’t want to pay to see a light show. It might even give you some inspiration for your light’s next year.

Go see The Nutcracker

This show is a must-see for everyone that likes ballet and classical Christmas music. Get dressed up in your nicest holiday outfits and take a trip to the ballet. This yearly tradition at the Washington Ballet is a crowd-pleaser that will leave the audience memorized by their performance. You’ll want to listen to music on the way home.

Watch a Christmas Classic

It’s not Christmas unless you watch some of the most popular Christmas movies out there. Wind down from present shopping, grab some popcorn and watch one of your favorite Christmas movies. We love A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, and of course How the Grinch Stole Christmas! There is a movie for everyone.

Would you try any of these traditions? Let us know on social. Which one is your favorite and what are your family traditions over the holidays are? Happy Holidays from the Sturbridge Team.