Holiday traditions seem to be the glue that keeps families going throughout all the hectic hustle and bustle of a crazy season. With all the kids’ concerts, work parties, classroom celebrations – not to mention the loudly calling Christmas commercials and brightly colored catalogs – sometimes the holidays can seem more frazzled than merry. If you want to incorporate some new holiday traditions that will keep your family focused on what’s important this year, here’re some ideas to help you out!
50+ NEW Holiday Traditions to Start This Year
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Two Ways to Secret Santa // Lolly Jane
You’ve probably heard of Secret Santa before, but here are two fun versions you’ll love – one for extended family members and one for siblings.
Classic Cards, Made Joyful // Bright Green Door
Make your classic, snail-mail Christmas Cards cute and fun, and add your personality.
Santa Sack // Design Dazzle
In Australia, Santa doesn’t typically wrap presents. He leaves them in a Santa sack!
Homemade Gifts and other Gift-Giving Traditions // Polka-Dot Poplars
Some very clever ideas for gift giving among family members – from handmade gifts from little ones, to taking the kids on a shopping “date” to buy gifts for each other.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt // Stuffed Suitcase
Use a scavenger hunt of clues to lead your kids to their Christmas gift.
The Night Before Christmas Box // Oh My! Creative
Here’s a fun Christmas Eve night tradition – pack up a box to open before Christmas. It can include all sorts of fun goodies they can use RIGHT THEN.
Christmas PJ’s // Tips From a Typical Mom
Get the whole family matching PJ’s and have them open them and wear them on Christmas Eve!
Christmas PJ Silly Photo // Design Dazzle
This family takes the Christmas PJ’s a step further and takes silly photos while wearing their PJ’s!
Christmas Socks (and other fun ideas) // Overstuffed
And if you’re not sold on the PJ idea, you could get fun Christmas socks instead!
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