It’s that time of year again! I love the holidays. The weather is getting colder, there’s a pep in my step but alas, I don’t think this year will be like previous years. COVID has really impacted how we do things. Are you wondering how to still have holiday cheer?
We (BF and I) decided to go all out this year for our kiddos. We are going to do a little bit of all the holidays again. So… a little celebration for Hanukkah, a little celebration for Yule, Christmas of course, and some things for Kwanza.
We’re also planning to do as many charity donations as we can to whatever we come across – we’ve already donated to the local food bank and various animal charities. We’ve planned an activity every week in December: Week 1 will be Christmas cookies and cards; Week 2 will be a Scavenger Hunt for some very large candies; Week 3 will be gingerbread houses; and Week 4 is for watching a Christmas movie.
The kids each have a 24 day advent calendar; a homemade 12 day advent calendar; and 8 days of small things to open each night of Hanukkah. Part of Yule & Kwanzaa will be exchanging homemade gifts so we’re each coming up with 2 gifts for everyone.
It sounds like A LOT but considering I’ve had the majority of our Christmas shopping done since early fall, I think we can manage. I’m so excited to see how the month goes.
My goal with all of this was to take the kids’ minds off the fact that things might look a little different this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good holiday season. I want to end 2020 on the best note possible.
What are you doing to celebrate differently this year?