Family Christmas Bucket List Ideas
1. Do a Random Act of Kindness
Christmas is the perfect time to start a new family tradition and teach your children the value of gratitude and kindness to others.
And what better way to do this then by doing random acts of kindness as a family.
They can be as simple as letting someone go ahead of you in a line to fulfilling a giving / wishing tree request at your local shopping centre.
The key is to do a selfless act unexpectedly for a stranger or a friend.
2. Countdown To Christmas With An Advent Calendar
We all find ourselves counting down the days to Christmas, so why not build the excitement to Christmas morning with a fun family advent calendar that you can add your own special family touch to.
With so many fun Christmas countdowns to choose from, it can be hard to pick just one.
So here is a great list of fun Christmas advent calendar ideas to help inspire you.
3. Have A Photo With Santa
Photos with Santa are not just for the kids, make it a whole family affair. You can even find some places that will also let you bring your cat or dog with you as well.
4. Go To A Tree Lighting Festival
Many towns and cities will celebrate the opening of the Christmas period with a lighting of their Christmas tree and a festival with lots of activities and Christmas related stalls.
Take the family along to the lighting and use it as a way to start the Christmas period.
If your town doesn’t have a Christmas Lighting Festival, another fantastic idea is to drive around your neighborhood and visit all the local Christmas light displays.
5. Make Homemade Gifts
There is nothing more special than someone receiving a homemade gift from a child.
Let your children use their imaginations and creative sides to create a homemade gift or two for the grandparents or family friend.
6. Make A Tree Ornament
Since the craft supplies are already out, why not use them to create a new ornament for the tree.
Let each child create an ornament that can be hung proudly on the tree.
Make sure you name and date the ornaments, so you have a record for years to come.
7. Mail A Letter To Santa
Mailing a letter to Santa is a great way to start the Christmas period.
Let your children write a letter to Santa with all their wishes for presents and then package it up and send it off to the North Pole.
Just make sure you leave enough time for him to receive it before Christmas!
8. Make A Christmas Playlist
Christmas carols are a magical part of Christmas and hearing them playing help put everyone in the Christmas spirit.
Why not sit down with the family and create your own playlist of Christmas songs and carols that can then be played throughout the home over the festive season.
9. Watch A Holiday Movie
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a family movie night watching your favorite Christmas movies.
Or better yet make it a Christmas Movie Marathon.