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24 Holiday Traditions To Start With Your Family

As a young family, it can be hard to balance the holiday traditions that you grew up with and the new holiday traditions that you’d like to start with your kids. Or, maybe you didn’t have many holiday traditions growing up and you want to change that with your kids. Either way, I hope this list of 24 holiday traditions helps you come up with some new things to try!

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24 Holiday Traditions To Start With Your Family

  1. Bake and decorate cookies.
  2. Make traditional family recipes (if you don’t have any, start some of your own!)
  3. Decorate a gingerbread house.
  4. Write a letter to Santa.
  5. Make your own ornaments.
  6. Host an ornament exchange.
  7. Make a countdown to Christmas chain. Need an example? Check out this blog post for more details!
  8. Build a snowman.
  9. Go sledding.
  10. Drive around to see holiday lights.
  11. Attend your local tree lighting ceremony.
  12. Have a holiday movie marathon.
  13. Read holiday stories.
  14. Complete holiday puzzles.
  15. Hide a Christmas Pickle. Have no idea what I’m talking about? This post will explain it! Need to snag your own Christmas pickle? Here’s one* on Amazon! *(affiliate link)
  16. Have a date night with your partner to shop for gifts.
  17. Sponsor a family in need.
  18. Volunteer or donate to a local food bank.
  19. Perform random acts of kindness (this could be it’s own advent calendar!).
  20. Make cards for the elderly.
  21. Wear matching holiday pajamas.
  22. Leave a snack for Santa & the reindeer.
  23. Track Santa.
  24. Take a family photo in front of your Christmas tree.

Do you have any other holiday traditions that you do with your family? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

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