A merry Christmas to you and your family !
Christmas with itself brings the holiday season and a bundle of joy. It is that time of the year when everyone is home with their family and friends enjoying every moment forgetting about their worries. Christmas is celebrated all around the globe with joyousness and merriment, marking the birth of Jesus Christ. Sparkling lights, massive decorations on the streets, and a glistening Christmas tree is seen all around which brings a smile on every face. Christmas, undoubtedly is one of the favorite festivals of children and they wait eagerly for the tastiest treats, cozy mornings and the ample number of presents. So, read on to make this Christmas extra special for your kids.
With the hustle bustle of the holiday season, the responsibility of catering to the guests, making the house look perfect and the best of food put out on the table, parents more often than not forget about children and their needs. Rather than making children sit aside in front of a TV. while you are doing the preparation, allow them to do little things to help you and that will not only bring joy to the kids but also will be learning in process. For Christmas decorations, rather than going the absolute tradition way, allow kids to draw and paint and use their drawings and paintings as wall hangings and use them in an artistic way. Allow them to decorate the Christmas tree but make sure you supervise them so they don’t get hurt and help them to beautifully decorate the tree. Even while preparing the Christmas meal, set aside tasks for everyone in the family so you get to spend time together and it is not a mammoth task for only one or two members in the family.
On the day of Christmas, wake your kids up in a special way with playing jingles and surprising them with their favorite hot- chocolate and other homemade treats. With seeing the house already decorated, children are pumped up on adrenaline and make sure you don’t let their excitement down. Take them to various churches and even if you are not a Christian, make them learn about the Christmas story. Many parents dress up as a Santa Claus and amaze their kids with the stories and presents that they carry. It indeed is fun for small kids and a great way in making them understand more about the festival. Try giving children happy but meaningful presents, rather than focusing on the expensive quotient of the gift, see that you surprise them with something that they remember as their friend in growing up, Be it a book, a play set, etc. Also, try making a Christmas tradition of going out in an orphanage or special care centre for kids with your family and spend some merry time over there and make your kids give away gifts and love to children over there.
We at schoolgully wish you and your family a great Christmas! Spread the joy and merriment.!
Author name: Suhani Jain