Christmas day has always been a day to open up presents, but is that all it should be? The following are a few things you can do on this magical day you might not have considered.
Make a Decoration
Instead of going out to buy decorations, why not create a tradition where you make decorations each year. Have everyone in your family create at least one decoration for your tree or home. Ensure this is something you do every year, which should ensure each decoration is meaningful. After a few years, it'll be fun to guess who did what.
This is the season of giving, yet many folks keep their gift-giving within their households. Maybe you can consider making it a thing to give some of your gifts to others. The idea of sharing in this way could help your family see the world differently. There's a lot of people out there who are in need and would appreciate what your family does this Christmas day.
Enjoy the Winter
One thing that has always been true about this holiday is that it happens in the middle of winter. It's beautiful to see snowfall from the comfort of your home, but it's another thing to go out and have some fun with it. Go to an area where you can have some winter fun like an ice skating rink or maybe a nearby hill where your family can use the sled.
Catch the Lights
Homeowners around your neighborhood and beyond have put a lot of work into their Christmas decorations. It might be a good idea to drive around the neighborhood with your family to check out decorations. Try to see how creative people get, and take pictures of the places you loved best. This is a good way to spend your day and a good way to get a few cool ideas for your next year's decorations.
Volunteer During the Holidays
The next thing you could do during the holidays is to volunteer. There are many ways you and your family can volunteer this year. For example, you can go to your local animal shelter and just help out. You guys could also go to a local homeless shelter and help feed folks who can use a little holiday cheer. Your family can do something different every year, which should make you feel pretty good at the same time.
Read Those Christmas Cards
If you have a collection of Christmas cards, consider reading all of those cards out loud among your family. You'd be surprised how it feels to share these special words out loud. Try to make a tradition to give each other personalized cards each year so that you could have more to read. Knowing that you will be reading these out loud might get everyone more involved.
These are just some things you could do over the holidays, but there's so much more. Think outside the box, and talk to your family to see what everyone wants to do this time around.