This is the favorite holiday season for many people. How could it not be? It’s hard to resist the magical combination of mulled wine, shiny lights, and cold weather.
Still, it's much more than that. It’s the time of love, appreciation, and community. Make this year’s holidays memorable by sharing those beautiful feelings with your loved ones. While you’re at it, why not make it fun?
Here are 5 best DIY Holidays activities bound to bring your family together and spark joy.
1. At-Home Christmas Photoshoot
Let’s be real for a second. Photoshoots are an excellent way to capture those special moments with your family. But they can be expensive. And we mean, really expensive.
So why not have your own, personalized photoshoot at home? It gives you a chance to decorate the scene exactly as you and your family members like it. Add twinkle lights, wear your worst ugly sweaters, have fun. By the time you’re done, you’ll also have some amazing photos to send out to your friends.
2. Gratitude Sharing
Gather your family and start sharing some gratitude. Each family member should make a list of why they’re grateful to have other members in their life.
Make it a point to make the lists really meaningful by giving precise reasons. For example, let’s say you’re grateful for always being able to rely on your partner. Think about all the times their support truly made a difference and share it.
Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. The chances are you’ll encourage others to do the same.
3. Make a Fort
Whether you have children or not, making forts can be so irresistibly fun.
Draw up a couple of chairs to build your walls and put your lightest blankets on the top.
Bring your soft and snuggly pillows, blankets, and sheets inside. Don’t forget snacks!
You can make your fort even more holiday-style by decorating it with twinkle lights. When you’re done, snuck in with your family members and enjoy the coziness. Family movies like Harry Potter are always a plus!
4. Christmas Quiz
Revive the holiday spirit by refreshing your knowledge on Christmas in a fun way.
You can either split into groups, pairs or play the quiz individually. Let each member come up with some questions related to Christmas. For example, ask how many reindeers Santa has or to which country we send letters to Santa.
Whoever has the highest number of points, wins. Make the quiz even more thrilling by preparing a grand prize for the winner.
5. Gingerbread Cookie Hunt
A treasure hunt can be an exciting activity for all family members, regardless of age. All you have to do is follow the instructions to find the hidden gingerbread cookies!
If you do have children, you can even create a mysterious story about how the cookies went missing.
Hide gingerbread cookies in different places in your home. Create cards that give clues about the whereabouts of the missing cookies. Want to put some extra effort into it? Make it rhyme.
Here’s our example:
Gingerbread cookies are up to no good,
They’re hiding where you store food.
No matter which activity you choose, don’t forget that the most important thing is to spend some quality time with the people that matter the most.
Does your family have any Christmas routines? Make sure to share them below! :)