Holiday traditions seem to be the glue that keeps families going throughout all the hectic hustle and bustle of a crazy season. With all the kids’ concerts, work parties, classroom celebrations – not to mention the loudly calling Christmas commercials and brightly colored catalogs – sometimes the holidays can seem more frazzled than merry. If you want to incorporate some new holiday traditions that will keep your family focused on what’s important this year, here’re some ideas to help you out!
50+ NEW Holiday Traditions to Start This Year
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Gingerbread houses can be sort of intimidating, but they don’t have to be! Especially if you use a store-bought kit. The recipe shared here is really easy, though. The kids will love popping candy off their houses to munch on!
And get even more tips and tricks for gingerbread houses here!
A cute variation on the gingerbread house theme is to create gingerbread nativities instead!
Lots of people have special cookies they create only around Christmas. Spritz cookies are a common traditional recipe to try out.
Or you could host a cookie swap! Bake half as much and double your cookies!
Get tons of traditional Christmas cookie recipes here. So many to choose from – you might have to make them all!
Here’s a fun treat to take to your holiday parties – sugared nuts! A unique substitute for cookies.
Or try this delicious alternative to caramel corn.
And if you hate eggnog, you can always opt for a fizzy cherry flavored sweet beverage like this!
Or a batch of yummy punch people will beg for year after year.
If it’s cold out, you might prefer some hot chocolate instead. Try this tempting recipe on a cold Christmas Eve night.
It’s fun to have a special breakfast on Christmas morning. These pancakes look a lot like crepes and sound delicious.
Or keep things savory with a batch of scrumptious Christmas eggs – a scrambled egg bake that’s easy to make and looks great, too.
These Christmas wontons sound so yummy, I’d be tempted to make them all year long.
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