Like many people, you’re probably making plans for your winter break. Spending quality time with family during the season can be fun and memorable, especially if you’ve been away from your loved ones all year. To make sure it doesn’t become boring, here are some fun ways to spend time as a family this season.
4 ways to make new family memories
Hang out in your yard
If your home has a yard or patio, why not turn it into your family outdoor oasis and hang around there? But first, you need to spruce up your outdoor space. If you haven’t started already, there’s still enough time to complete that. The right things to add will depend on your budget. You can take things up a notch by installing a firepit to enjoy a warm outdoor experience. You can also add some outdoor furniture with comfy pillows and blankets to add extra warmth to the space.
Your outdoor space offers you and your family several opportunities to have fun. From board games to good food, the options are endless. If you’re a religious family, you can consider reflecting on some Christmas bible verses while sitting around a campfire to gear up for the season.
Snuggle up with a movie
There’s something about the cold weather that makes family movie time a cozy experience, regardless of the day or time. Mark days on your calendar for family movie dates and ensure everyone clears their schedule. Next, decide on the best movies or TV shows you’ll love to watch together as a family. Maybe you take turns picking the movie each week. Don’t forget some family snacks like popcorn or chocolate fondue to munch on while enjoying the movies.
Cook your best-loved family meals
Cooking is another great way to spend quality family time together. Don’t limit yourself to boring dishes. You can explore several Christmas family recipes online that everyone will enjoy. Also, it’s best to get everyone involved in the cooking, so pick a time ideal for everyone and assign a task to everybody in the kitchen.
Indulging in good food is great, but there’s always one small problem — unhealthy habits. Find ways to exercise together as a family. You can get everyone together, participate in family yoga sessions, or dance to some exciting Christmas tunes. Dancing is a fun way to give your body the exercise it needs.
Dog Paw Christmas Ornament
Celebrate your dog or puppy or honor a lost beloved pet with this paw print dog ornament with their name laser-engraved on it. (Cover photo shows a mockup.)
It makes a great gift for your loved ones or friends or purchase it for your family tree.
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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