Catch the Christmas spirit!

Childhood holiday memories can last a lifetime, which is why as parents we want to do whatever we can to make this time of year magical and meaningful for our kids. Big events, like decorating the tree and opening gifts, are traditions we all look forward to. But there are lots of ways, both big and small, to bring special moments of wonder and joy to the season. And advent calendar is a great way to help kids manage their excitement in the countdown until Christmas. Kids can grow their own candy canes during the holidays with a little magic (and some behind the scenes help from mom and dad). Drafting a wish list for Santa is a great way for kids to practice their writing skills while giving us parent elves a little help in the what-to-put-under-the-tree department. Thanks to the milk and cookies you leave out, Santa never gets hungry on Christmas night. Singing carols is a must for any holiday checklist. Make it even better by creating an original Christmas song for the family to sing together. Chilly winter nights are perfect for reading and watching holiday movies.

Catch the Christmas spirit!