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Making a Memorable Holiday on Christmas

Posted By: Viviana on December 13, 2011 at 6:52 am

A favorite Christmas song has a line that describes Christmas as ‘the most wonderful time of the year. While giving and receiving gifts is something that is highly anticipated and remembered at Christmas time, there are also many more activities that make Christmas memorable and wonderful.

One of these activities is decorating the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree occupies a central spot and is the most visible display of Christmas in most homes. Unlike in other countries, most American homes do not have a representation of the Nativity scene, which is more likely to be located at churches.

As soon as the Christmas season begins on the day after Thanksgiving, families will begin their search for the perfect Christmas tree. This in itself can become a memorable activity as children may accompany family members to places like a Christmas tree farm to select a tree.

Once a real or artificial tree is selected, then it’s an exciting activity for the entire family to play a part in decorating the tree. Manufactured decorations come in many shapes and forms. But a special memory is created when family members make a special ornament for the Christmas tree, or contribute one or more keepsake items to decorate the Christmas tree. It then becomes a ritual each year for those particular items to be placed on the Christmas tree although other decorations may change in coming years.

Another activity that can help to create special memories at Christmas is baking cookies. Along with popular gingerbread cookies, using cookie cutters to make special holiday-shaped cookies is also practiced a lot in households. Based on the ages of children, they can help in the actual baking activity by measuring and mixing some ingredients, or, younger children can sprinkle sugar on the cookies or decorate them with icing when they are finished. Helping in this activity can also be educational as parents can use the activity of measuring and figuring out equivalent measures to teach fractions and other
mathematical elements.

An activity that is related to food which also helps to create memories during the Christmas season is making fruit and goody baskets, which are filled with candies, baked items and other treats for loved ones, their special friends, neighbors, teachers or for charity. Items such as goody baskets make especially wonderful Christmas gifts because they are home-made. That quality often makes them more treasured than a Christmas present that is bought at the store.

Because Christmas is the season of goodwill and good cheer, it is very important to reach out to family, loved ones and friends during the season. The busy lives that many people lead today often leaves them little or no time during the year to be in frequent contact with family and friends who are located far away, or even others who live within a reasonable distance in the same or a neighboring state, for example.

It is therefore very common during Christmas to send a Christmas or holiday greeting card to those individuals. Along with the pleasant memory of receiving the card, there may be a short letter included that gives a brief account of any significant event in the individual’s life or with members of the family. That makes sending and receiving Christmas greeting cards more memorable.

Then there’s probably the most anticipated activity of Christmas – finding out what Christmas gift Santa brought on Christmas Eve. While adults also look forward with much anticipation to see what Christmas gifts they will get, it’s really the children who get the most delight from receiving presents at Christmas. The carefully planned actions to hide Christmas presents from children and then to magically place them under the Christmas tree to be found on Christmas morning is one of the most wonderful ways to create unforgettable memories for children at Christmas.

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9 Responses to “Making a Memorable Holiday on Christmas”

  1. Benson Rivera says:

    Great post! I’ll make sure that this Christmas would be the most memorable one for our family. We are finally complete. It’s like a reunion not only for the family but for our friends too. I’ve invited my high school friends to come and join us for dinner.
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  2. vie says:

    Hey Benson, thanks for sharing your Christmas plan. Yes, we look forward to Christmas.

  3. Nancy M. Ritz says:

    Hi Vie,

    Great post! Christmas is fast approaching unfortunately I haven’t prepared yet because of the busy schedule. I hope I can still make this Christmas memorable to my family.
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  4. Fred says:

    Last Christmas our family suffered for a great sadness its because the husband of my aunt died and in the next day my grandfather died but even though its sad we are still happy to celebrate the season. And this year end and we prepare to celebrate it happily its because a reunion and anniversary for our relatives.
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  5. Carolyn says:

    I am sure you celebrate your Christmas very good and happy because of your post.
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  6. vie says:

    Thanks Carolyn. Yes, Christmas is grand celebration and it is time to make it memorable for family.

  7. vie says:

    Hi Fred, thank you for sharing your story. Yes, Christmas is a reunion and don’t forget to start a new life. There’s always a HOPE.

  8. vie says:

    Hi Nancy, glad that you like my post.

  9. Tiffany says:

    Decorating the Christmas tree has always been a fun household activity of my family. Only me and my mom do the baking stuff during Christmas though. :)

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