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Tips on Saving and Having the most Memorable Holiday Months

Updated on September 24, 2011

Holidays are for Family Gatherings....

No matter what the current celebration is all about, it could not be denied that holidays have been established to create better family bonds. With work schedules halted and school occasions ceased, family members find it easier to get together during these specific times of the year when they are given the chance to relax and unwind away from the regular pressing stressful events of their daily lives.

This is the reason why for many, holiday celebrations ought to be specifically remarkable and memorable for all the other members of the family.How then should you make your holiday celebrations an occasion to remember?Remember that there are instances that celebrations involving lesser cost are the ones that mark the minds and hearts of the family members. Written below are some helpful tips that you might be interested in:

(a) Create a theme that your family would best enjoy: Know your family and what they mostly want to do and create a theme around that. There are families that enjoy games and friendly competition so as to build up camaraderie among the members. I know about this family who enjoy tree planting as part of their regular family celebrations. They go to a water reserve area and schedule a tree planting activity with the administrator. Not only are they able to spend time together, to have fun together, but also are able to teach their children the value of nature.

(b) Make Sure of Something to Do for the Older Generations and for the Younger Ones: There are instances when the younger generation of the family members detest going to family occasions especially when they think there is nothing in it for them. Understandably, this is the reason why family event organizers should make sure that there are activities that the older generations could enjoy together and the younger generations could appreciate too separately; and of course activities that could put together the old and young generations of the family together.

(c) Make a specific budget plan and be creative to work around the funds available: As mentioned earlier, family celebrations need not be expensive to be memorable. Coming up with creative ideas on how to work around a particular planned budget allows the family members to see through the different options of having great celebrations while spending less and having more fun and enjoyment.

With the coming holiday months, I hope these reminders would help you create a memorable holiday feast that shares not only the food but the thought of family ties being strengthened through the bonds of love, understanding and cooperation.


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    • Becky Katz profile image

      Becky Katz 6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      I agree that the best occasions are the ones that don't cost as much. My son and I took my grandchildren trick or treating last year. We dressed up also and had more fun. His wife stayed home with the baby. It was too cold for him to be out since he was only a month old. My son needed help keeping track of the other three.