‘Tis the Season for New Traditions
Christmas is one of the best times of the year to make memories with loved ones. While you might still be fond of caroling and gingerbread houses, here are some new Christmas traditions your friends and family will love!
Create a December First box
Get ready to celebrate all month long on the very first day of December with this fun and personalized tradition. Fill each box with festive snacks, drink mixes, Christmas pajamas or socks, holiday themed movies, books or games, or whatever your giftee would enjoy. While this will take some planning ahead of time, nothing beats the Christmas cheer everyone will feel come December first.
Give back this season
While known for being a jolly time, the holidays can also be difficult for many people. One way to bring your friends and family closer together is to volunteer this season. While out shopping, look for Giving Trees, where ornaments have a child or person’s name and needs are listed. Everyone in your group can pitch in to gather donation items and help make others’ spirits bright. Be on the lookout for toy and food drives in your community, and for more hands-on experiences, look for opportunities to serve at places like the Volunteer Center of Lubbock.
Annual DIY ornaments
There’s something special about decorating a Christmas tree with unique ornaments, but this tradition will make your tree more meaningful. Every year, gather your family and friends to create personal ornaments. With so many budget-friendly and easy options to choose from, you won’t fall short of any creative ideas to try out! You can swap with friends to add something sentimental to your decorating, or slowly build a collection to give to your kids when they get their own tree.
There’s always room for the classics, but give one of these new traditions a try this Christmas season!