The holiday season is upon us … a season like no other. Is there a secret to creating lasting holiday memories for ourselves and our loved ones during these uncertain times? Enjoy the season. Put yourself in control of the activities you do. Consider alternatives to buying. You don’t have to spend a lot to show someone that you care.
Studies have shown experiences make people happier than material possessions. Offer time instead of things.
Some of our most memorable times can come from the simplest acts of togetherness. There are lots of things to do to share the spirit of the holidays.
- Plan a family tour of holiday lights. Bonus points for playing holiday music in the car.
- Watch a classic Christmas movie. TBS plays A Christmas Story twenty-four hours straight every Christmas. Bonus points for watching and making hot chocolate.
- Make a blessings jar. Decorate a jar and have family members write down a blessing each day and place it in the jar. Pick a day to read them all and reflect on them as a family.
Also, don’t forget to take some time out just for yourself. Put self-care on your to-do list.
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