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A Christmas Story for the Family

Updated on August 18, 2013

Christmas and your Family

Can you remember when you were a child looking back at the fun and joy that Christmas brought to your home? Remember watching your parents Setting up the Christmas lights on the tree and playing that joyful music all day. Remember Mom baking cookies and counting down all the days until Christmas. Seems so long ago, but the memories are never forgotten. Christmas is a time where you never see unhappy people. During the Holidays, people are a lot less stressed out then you would think. Most people are upbeat and looking forward to having time off work and spending that quality time with there family. If you have small children, then who doesn't want to share the joy of watching your children enjoy the Holiday with you. Even if you don't have small children, you can still relax and spend quality time with your family and friends.

During the Holidays, you should make everything fun! Come home from work, start playing Christmas music and kiss your wife and children. Ride around your neighborhood and look at the beautiful Christmas lights and scenes. Take it all in and watch the joy that it brings to your family. The one thing to remember about Christmas, is that its not about money. Being thoughtful and kind is what its really about. The most thoughtful gifts are the ones that cost very little money or in some cases cost nothing. These are the gifts that will never be forgotten. Some people have a really hard time figuring out how to be creative with gifts. Being a creative gift giver is not so hard. You can bake cookies and people will be happy. Keep that mindset into perspective.

Keep the countdown for Christmas coming everyday you come home. Tell your children that Santa Claus is getting closer and watch the true excitement in there eyes. Read to your children and teach them the true meaning of Christmas. Teach them to care for the less fortunate and let them want to help people on there own. If it is snowing outside, take them out and build a snow man or go sled riding. When you go Christmas shopping take your children with you and let them pick out a gift for Grandma. Watch them pick the gift and you will find that the gift they find is thoughtful, cheap and meaningful. Every child is creative and thoughtful and they pay more attention to detail then you would ever think. When you become an adult, we often worry more about less important things like money. Often we feel that we have to compete with others for the best gift. If you want to compete for the best gift then you may want to think back at what they really like and make it for them. Did you ever realize that your time is the most meaningful thing to anyone? Your time can't be replaced with money. It doesn't work that way. If you don't want to contribute money to charities then you should contribute your time? Go to a nursing home with your children and spend time with some lonely people. At the end of your day, you feel something like you've never felt before. There is nothing more fulfilling and satisfying after doing a good deed.

For any Christmas, you should reflect all of your time with your family. Stop what your doing and think of a creative different way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Provide your time to others and you shall have the best Christmas in 2010.

Creative Christmas Ideas

1) Bake cookies and decorate the can you put them in

2) Buy cheap candle holders and decorate them

3) Buy small useful gifts for a kitchen (Potato peeler, Soup Spoons, oven mittens)

4) Buy small useful gifts for a bathroom (Christmas hand towel, Christmas soap dispenser)

5) Buy a special Christmas ornament for a tree

These are just some small tips for you to try and think of useful things to make or buy for your loved ones that don't cost very much money. At the end of the day, make sure you give your heart away to the ones you love. Have a Happy and safe Holiday and never forget the true meaning of Christmas.


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    • singlmomat52 profile image

      singlmomat52 7 years ago

      I honestly do not remember much of my childhood Christmases. I remember the Christmases after my children were born. I still believe in Santa Claus and my sons are grown with kids of their own. I write letters to Santa even now. I love Christmas and love to make people smile. Thank you for a wonderful Hub! Blessings!!

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      FloBe 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Good hub, excellent reminders to make Christmas simpler and more affordable. When I was young (one of eight children) we had to make gifts for each of our siblings. It was exciting to make our gifts in secret and try and come up with creative cheap ways to make a special gift. Perhaps we need to go back to that again and learn how to make it special rather than expensive.

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      Powerful Pierre 7 years ago from Abbotsford BC