Are you looking for a fun, yet affordable, way to spend time with your kids and family this upcoming Christmas? I have the perfect idea for you: hang Christmas ornaments! You can even make your own, which will allow you to spend even more time with your family and will give your children a memory they'll treasure forever. Don't worry, though; even buying ornaments and recruiting the entire family to help with your Christmas decorating is a great way to hang out together over the holidays.
If you want to make your own Christmas ornaments to hang on your tree or around your house, then just get some paper, crayons, and scissors. Give these to your children and have them draw and cut out snowmen, snowflakes, Christmas trees, presents, and anything thing else that reminds them of the Christmas season. Tell them to be as creative as possible and to have fun with it. This will make them feel extra special and will give them a good feeling when they see their own creations hanging around the house as beautiful art for everyone to enjoy.
If you decide that buying the ornaments is best, than that is fine too. Expect to spend between $2-$15 for a pack of six or eight ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree or anywhere else around your house. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors so everyone should be satisfied.
Make a date with your family to spend a night together decorating the house with your chosen ornaments. Set the atmosphere and play classical Christmas songs; you may even want to play an old classic Christmas movie like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or A Christmas Story. While these films are playing in the background, you and your family can hang the ornaments around the house. Turn off your cell phones; this time should be reserved for your family. Afterward, maybe you can bake some cookies for Santa Claus together and help the kids set a plate of cookies by the tree with a glass of milk.
Having Christmas ornaments hung around your house will really set the Christmas spirit off to a great start. They look great, and are fun to buy or make. Either way, you will be satisfied. So bring up the idea to your loved ones, and plan to hang up Christmas ornaments this holiday season. Who knows? You and yours may just enjoy it so much that you hang them up together every year after!