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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but there are some simple activities or preparations that will make the season unforgettable for your kids. These simple additions will make the season sparkle for your little ones. Try these 10 tips for a magical Christmas and your kids will want to keep these traditions every year.
It has been a family tradition in my house to make ginger bread houses every year, but I have been putting off the task as life has gotten too busy. The mess and complication of pulling gingerbread cookie dough into just the right shape and size, whipping up mounds of icing, and becoming a construction foreman for a day just doesn’t sound fun or easy for anyone in the family. But what makes the gingerbread house fun? It’s the act of construction and then the decorating as well as making fun memories with the kids. All of these happy elements can be brought together with these simple rice krispie treats alternative to gingerbread houses.
Christmas is about family and fun, but it is also about gifts. Sometimes families do not give great gifts. Its inevitable that at some point this season you will receive a gift that you did not ask for, that is not you, or that is a re-gift or hand me down. When this happens you need to make sure to thank the giver because the thought is what counts. While that may be true, some people do not put a lot of thought into gifts. When that happens, you need to be happy and accept the gift with manners. Here are a few tips for having gift opening manners.
A holiday tradition that is fun for all is the white elephant gift exchange. This tradition is popular for office parties and for large groups of people that are not able to purchase large quantities of gifts. It sets gift giving on its ear and turns it into a fun filled guess and grab event. White elephant parties have been known to result in playful rivalries between players trying to get sought-after items. The goal of a white elephant party is usually to entertain rather than gain. Here are the rules to create your own white elephant party.
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