How long did your kids play with that must-have toy from last year’s holiday wish list? Chances are that toy is now sitting in a closet collecting dust. With so many advertisements telling you to buy, buy, buy this holiday season, the pressure to get the perfect gift for everyone on your list gets overwhelming…and expensive.
Take a step back and find ways to spend time rather than money this holiday season. Here are a few ideas.
Disconnect Your Devices
During your holiday gatherings, put down your devices and share laughs and good conversation with the people around you. Play board games or get out photo albums and reminisce about the good old days.
If we’re lucky enough to have a white Christmas, get out the sleds and head out to your favorite sledding hill and warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate when you get home. It will make you feel like a kid again.
Life is busy and can get noisy, especially around the holidays. It’s important to get a little down time too. Make time for a quiet night at home reading books, watching movies or listening to music with your family. Sleep in and catch up on some much-needed rest.
Cook up Some Holiday Spirit
Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like your favorite holiday foods. Spend a day in the kitchen with your family baking cookies and pies or cooking your favorite meal.
It may be too cold to head out caroling, but you can have a holiday karaoke in the comfort of your own home. Get everyone involved singing classic holiday songs, the more, the merrier!
Look at the Lights
People spend a lot of time and attention decorating their homes for the holidays. Take time to appreciate the beauty of the season by driving through your neighborhood to look at all the colorful lights. Let everyone vote for their favorite house.
The main focus of the holiday season doesn’t have to be about spending money. When you make it about spending quality time with your family, you end up with memories you’ll never forget. Partner Colorado hopes everyone has a happy holiday season full of great memories!