It's easy to forget what Christmas really means when it arrives with its sparkling lights, delicious treats, and beautifully wrapped presents. Also, here's a hint: it truly isn't about any of those things. It is about recognizing the blessings we have received from Jesus Christ in the form of our faith, family, and friends. And while the commercial Christmas festivities can be enjoyable, it is essential that we never lose sight of the true meaning of this special day
1. Take time to reflect.
Spend some time with your family on Christmas morning discussing the significance of the holiday. Ask your children to think of a few things for which they are thankful over the past year, and then take some quiet time to think about all the good things in your life.
2. Pray or go to Church
On Christmas Day, there are a lot of services from the morning to the evening, but you don't have to go to a church to invite God into your day. Make sure that you never lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas, no matter what you do.
3. Spend time with family and friends
Christmas is a time to spend with family, so make sure you spend the day with the people who mean the most to you and really appreciate them. Invite someone you know who is going through a difficult time or who is alone to join your family for the festivities. Christmas should not be celebrated alone.
4. Bake or cook
Make Christmas-themed chocolate molds, cookies, or eggnog bottles to share with your loved ones this holiday season. Baking is also a low-cost way to give time and effort rather than money to other people.
5. The gift of giving
The endowment of giving is far more prominent than the delight of getting. Donating to a charity, cooking a little extra food to make someone a Christmas meal, or giving a gift to someone who wouldn't have it otherwise are just a few of the many ways to give. I have always admired my grandmother's ability to sew Barbie clothes for underprivileged children when I was a child. Since your time is one of the most valuable things you can give, you might want to think about making food trays for the needy, visiting the elderly, or going to the hospital to see the sick.
6. Keep the love going
It's easy to forget how fortunate we are because we frequently take what we have for granted. Therefore, this Christmas, donate something you no longer need to those in need for every present you receive.
7. Create your own crackers
Make your own Christmas crackers with your family, and the best part is that you get to choose the gifts inside! No more plastic sharpeners and fake nails!
8. Christmas carols
We always play our favourite, if overplayed, Boney M and Kenny G Christmas carols every Christmas. When you listen to the words, you get a sense of Christmas and are constantly reminded of what the day is really about. The brave can get their family together to sing Christmas carols or go for a stroll through the neighborhood to spread holiday cheer.
9. Start a tradition
Nothing is more important to children than loving family customs that they carry with them into adulthood. Therefore, start one if you don't already have one. This way, when you get together as a family in a few years, you'll have something to look forward to and remember, and your kids will probably one day pass the tradition on to their own kids. Reading "A Christmas Story" on Christmas Eve, taking a family picture, putting special ornaments on the tree, or leaving food "for the reindeer" are all ways to start a new tradition. Even after the children have grown up, these memories will be treasured.
10. See the lights
Consistently my family packs into the vehicle and drives to a close by road known for the endlessly lines of houses displaying their impeccable Christmas lights.