Start a family holiday tradition today for memories that will last a lifetime with these great ideas from Hallmark:
Countdown to Christmas
Visit a Tree Farm
Trim the Tree Together
Personalize an Ornament
Make a Tree Garland
Raid your crafts drawer to round up the supplies your youngsters will need to create a fast, festive garland for your Christmas tree. Link multicolored chenille stems together or hot-glue pinecones, acorns, and other nature-inspired items to twine. Or string decorated paper snowflake cutouts along pretty ribbon. You even can use all the festive holiday greeting cards you received in years past by punching two small holes through the back of each and stringing them on a narrow ribbon.
Bake Cookies with the Kids
Pose for a Picture
Incorporate a Cultural Tradition
Twelve Days of Giving
Start a Christmas Eve Tradition
Break out your favorite holiday stories and start an annual tradition of reading together before bedtime on Christmas Eve. Designate one family member as the reader, or take turns passing the book around so everyone can read a page. If you can’t be with the grandkids or your nieces and nephews this year, The Night Before Christmas Recordable Storybook makes it possible to continue this tradition even when you’re hundreds of miles apart. Simply hold a button, read aloud, save your recording, and send it to your loved ones.
Give an Annual Ornament
Sing a Song
There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than by bursting into song, whether you’re belting out lyrics on your own or caroling with others. Spread the joy of holiday songs to others by caroling at a local nursing home or shelter or sending recordable cards and ornaments or cards with songs to your loved ones. They’ll be “fa-la-la-ing” before you know it. Not a singer? No worries! Let greeting cards, such as the Hallmark Cards with Sound, do the singing for you.