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Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th but it includes the twelve days following Christmas, culminating on this date. Save some of your Christmas fun for this period. Try filling a stocking with twelve, wrapped gifts, one to be opened each day throughout Epiphany. Excitement letdown will be eliminated and the sprit of the Christmas season extended.
Ebenezer Scrooge has become synonymous with learning the true value of the holiday spirit. Well, you can find Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" free online. Share the magic that three ghosts teach a crotetchy old man with your children. Gather them round the Christmas tree and make this story an annual read aloud tradition of Christmas.
Legend holds that an ornament shaped like a pickle is a sign of good luck. Dating back to Germany, the pickle ornament was always the last one to be placed on the tree on Christmas Eve. Parents would hang it inside the boughs of a fir tree, hidden amongst other ornaments. The first child to find the pickle would recive a special gift. Why not add this fun Christmas tradition to your holiday?
If you're a new mom or a mom-to-be, this is a perfect idea. It's also a nice idea if your children are still fairly young. Each Christmas season, purchase or make a new ornament for your child (if you have more than one, get each child an ornament). Date each Christmas tree ornament. You will have a beautiful array of decorations on your tree and when the child moves out, he or she will have a lovely collection for their own tree, as well as a great way to remember family Christmases.
On Christmas Eve, set up a tape recorder next to the Christmas tree. Press record first thing in the morning and capture the excitement of opening presents. Unlike a camcorder, this is hands free so no one misses out on the fun. Relive the magic year to year. Make this an annual Christmas tradition.
One of the easiest ways to provide your kids with a memorable childhood is through creating unique family traditions. Here are three important things to remember.
1: Don't create traditions for the sake of creating traditions. If it is a disaster or is not fun for all, forget it and try something different the next year.
2: Keep things as lighthearted as you can. Often, the most silly details are the ones that make the tradition the most fun.
3: Also, do not feel stuck in the traditions your family kept when you were a child. As a parent with your own family, it is important to start creating memories specific to the life you are living now.
By keeping these three easy tips in mind, you will create memories your children will remember for a lifetime.