December can be a very challenging month for a divorcing or divorced family. While some look at December as a month of holiday cheer, gifts, and festivities, for many families the final month of the year can be the most contentious time for everyone involved.
Your family may look different than it has in the past, but the holidays may be much more enjoyable if you are able to approach the holiday season in a less stressful manner.
While there may be some traditions that change due to your new family makeup, now is a great time to create new memories for years to come.
Most importantly, December can be a family-oriented time to forge new traditions and ways to appreciate and share time together.
For divorcing or divorced families, it is important not to focus on specific dates and times, but rather having the best quality time you can with your family. Below are some great activities to forge a joyous, less-stress holiday season for you and your family.
Here are 21 Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Season with Family.
- Bake holiday cookies.
- Prepare and send holiday cards to friends.
- Take holiday photos.
- Visit Santa Claus.
- Make Hot Chocolate
- Go looking for holiday lights.
- Go Christmas Caroling
- Make ahead meals for later in the month.
- Make 3-4 dishes to take to holiday gatherings.
- Wrap presents together.
- Donate time and goods.
- Create a focus for a Stress-Free Holiday Season
- Read a holiday book together.
- Watch a marathon of Christmas movies.
- Decorate gingerbread houses.
- Cut down or go get the Christmas tree.
- Attend a holiday parade.
- Go ice skating
- Visit the neighbors.
- Send a letter to a veteran.
- Make reindeer food.
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