Laura Grande puts together a creative and cozy list of things to do during the Holiday season for parents:
December 1: Bring out your advent calendars and deck the halls of your house!
December 2: Have a “crafternoon” making winter wreath and holiday garland.
December 3: Mail letters to Santa nice and early to ensure he has enough time to respond!
December 4: Start making (and freezing) those early batches of holiday cookies.
December 5: Find a local toy drive and make a holiday donation!
December 6: Today marks the start of Hanukkah. Make our easy DIY menorah.
December 7: Decorate the outside of your house and warm up afterwards with hot chocolate.
December 8: Bake (and decorate!) a gingerbread house!
December 9: Choose the perfect Christmas tree and decorate it!
December 10: Watch a holiday flick with the family.
December 11: Stay on budget! Make sure you’re tracking all your holiday purchases.
December 12: After dinner, bundle up the family and go for a mini-hike.
December 13: Get your Christmas cards written and stamped.
December 14: Hop in the car or go for a walk and take a Christmas-light tour with your family. Hanukkah ends.
December 15: Get your kids feeling festive by making your own holiday wrapping paper.
December 16: Schedule a date night with your partner before the holiday madness kicks in.
December 17: Today is the cut-off for out-of-province holiday mail delivery.
December 18: Go skating!
December 19: Take some “me time” today, even if just for an hour.
December 20: Have a screen-free evening. Read your family’s favourite holiday books.
December 21: Today is the cut-off for local holiday mail delivery.
December 22: Schedule a date night with your partner before the holiday madness kicks in.
December 23: Take a deep breath (and avoid the mall!). The Christmas madness is about to begin!
December 24: Put on a holiday playlist, hang up those stockings and listen for Santa’s sleigh.
December 25: Merry Christmas!
December 26: Boxing Day. Kwanzaa begins.
December 27: Play your favourite board game!
December 28: Declare today National Pajama Day. Play games, watch movies and stay cozy in your PJs!
December 29: For those eager to get their house back to normal, set some time aside to start taking down Christmas decor.
December 30: Make your New Year’s resolution and stock up on anything you need, the stores will be crazy tomorrow.
December 31: Prepare to ring in the new year! Host a family-style NYE bash.