As parents, we want our children to have a Merry Christmas full of happy memories. However, many of us struggle with how to make the holiday more about the FEELING and less about the GIFTS. Our children may WANT things but they NEED time with their parents and family members more. This Christmas, instead of the giving your children a heap of gifts, focus on giving them time to do things as a family. Focus more on MEANING and less on BUYING.
When choosing gifts for your children, keep it simple. Try to go with this 4 gift simple rule, and get them:
- Something they want
- Something they need
- Something to wear, and
- Something to read.
Start a new tradition and give your children the gift of a fun and memorable holiday. It’s surprising how much children value and remember family traditions. Traditions are fun ways to strengthen family ties. Bake some cookies. Go on a family Twinkle Tour to see the lights. Make your own Christmas tree decorations. Read some Christmas stories and watch some favourite Christmas classics. Enjoy these special times together and love one another. Never under-estimate the value of time spent together.