It’s the best month of the year! I would like to share five ideas that you can put into practice at home, teaching your young children the true value of Christmas:
1. The magic happens when we are together: It’s beautiful to share experiences with our families. Take advantage of the holidays to spend time together. Games that involve the entire family help spark conversation and allow family members to get to know one another better.
2. Let’s make a message jar: Prepare for Christmas with a very special gift. Propose that the entire family write personalized messages that come from the heart to one another, and that they slip them into a jar. Then, on Christmas Eve, after dinner and before opening gifts, gather in the living room and read what each person wrote for the family.
3. Arts and crafts to give as gifts: There are no better gifts than the ones we make ourselves. Consider spending time with your family by taking a seat and creating beautiful works of art that you can give as gifts afterward. You can make portraits decorated with paper, cardboard key chains and even bookmarks. All you need are the materials and your sense of creativity.
5. Love who we are: Without a doubt, Christmas for us Hispanics is a season of tradition. From food to rituals to our beliefs, tradition lays the foundation for our celebration. Christmas is an opportunity to transmit your Hispanic values to your children!
Teach them that learning about our traditions can be very fun.
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