Christmas is a festive time of year where you can celebrate with your family and friends. Often, you will have a lot of parties to go to and gifts to give. If you want to break away from your usual traditions, here are some idea you can adopt for this Christmas season to mix it up.
Host a Snow Party
It doesn’t matter whether you live in northern Maine or in San Diego, snow is always associated with the Christmas season. If you are in an area that doesn’t see a lot of snow, you can still host a snow party for your friends and neighbors. It is easy to find snow machine rentals across the country, so adding an extra touch to this Christmas season isn’t too difficult.
Give Only Handmade Gifts
A lot of times we are wrapped up in finding the perfect gift for someone special that we often spend more than we should. Instead of searching the mall this season, why not make an agreement with family and friends to exchange only handmade gifts? The costs are lower and you will be able to get creative for the ones you love.
Host a Secret Santa Exchange
While Secret Santa is a tradition in many families and circles of friends, if you haven’t tried it, it can be a fun adventure. This is another cost-saving idea too, because you are typically only buying for one person instead of the whole clan.
Host a Christmas Bake-Off
Does your coworker claim that her grandmother’s gingerbread recipe is the best in the world? Do you want to show her up with your own grandmother’s caramel recipe? Hosting a Christmas bake-off not only provides the festivities with plenty of fun treats, but it is also a great way to share family traditions with others.
Find a Unique Way to Share Traditions
Everyone has a Christmas tradition that’s been with them since childhood. If you are getting together with friends from a variety of different backgrounds, you can always find a fun and unique way to share your traditions. An easy way to do this is to write your tradition on an index card, exchange it with another party member and share photos of how you incorporated it in your own Christmas season.
The great thing about the holiday season is that everyone has their own tradition, and everyone has the ability to make new traditions each year with their friends and family.
Author Bio: Tricia Borren – I’m just a mom and a blogger from California, there’s not much more to me than that!