Creating Holiday Traditions One Room at a Time

There’s no place like home for the holidays. Whether you are a new homeowner, or are celebrating another holiday season in your well-loved home, your living spaces can be integral in making memories with family and friends.

You can have an enjoyable time this holiday season, even before Christmas arrives. You can create lasting memories this entire holiday season. Put some holiday music on, gather up the kids and start these traditions now. Below are some ideas for building those memorable moments one room at a time:

Kitchen

With so much delicious food to make during the holiday season, your kitchen is an easy place to begin creating holiday traditions. Baking cookies, frying latkes or building gingerbread houses are activities in which the whole family can participate. You can go one step further and take your cooking skills to a local soup kitchen to support your community during this season of giving.

Living Room

Often the center of the home, your living room is where the hustle and bustle of the holidays melt away. Kick back with a holiday movie, start a fire and decorate the Christmas tree as a family in matching holiday sweaters! Light the menorah or host a New Year’s Eve party. Use your living room as a sanctuary to focus and reflect on what this time of year means to you.

Outdoors

When you think of holiday traditions outside, colorful lights and an inflatable Santa come to mind. But don’t dismiss other low-stress outdoor activities like sparklers in the snow, sky lanterns or caroling. If you can handle the cold or live in a temperate climate, then plan a get-together around an outdoor fire (complete with a yule log) on the Winter Solstice.

May your family enjoy many wonderful times together this holiday season!

Article originally appeared on RE/MAX.

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