4 Touching Family Holiday Actvities

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This Christmas many families are looking for fun and meaningful ways to celebrate Christmas. This is the one of the few times during year where the entire family can get together and enjoy each other's company. If you are a family that won't have the money to do the same things that you did last year, there are still some great activities that your family can do together that cost little or nothing. Here are some great suggestions for activities that are inexpensive and will bring your family closer together this holiday season. You will be amazed by how each of these activities can make your season brighter and more memorable than ever before.

Try having a game night with your family. It takes time and focus to play a board game and this is often a resource a family has little of. During the regular year everyone either has school, work, activities, and other obligations that don't leave enough time for the family to gather together. Take advantage of the time and play a game that your family may not have been able to enjoy in while. If you don't have some games it doesn't cost more than $20. There are some great games out there like Life, Clue, Sorry, and Monopoly that your family can enjoy. So long as you are having a good time it will be a good investment. With games consoles like the Wii families can even play video games together. So if you have a game like Dance Dance Revolution or Wii Sports this something else that your family can enjoy together.

You can have a holiday movie marathon. Get together with your family watch all of your favorite holiday movies. The best part is you don't have to spend all that much to get them. You can check out movies from the library and include some from your own collections. You can also rent movies from cheap rental services like Netflix and RedBox. To add to the excitement make it a full event like going to the movies including popcorn and other movie snacks. This will be a great way for everyone to have fun and save money at the same time.

Another activity your family can do is art and crafts for the holidays. While you may have some family decorations that you use every year you may be like many families and by new decorations each year. Something that you can do this year that will save you money is to have your family make the decorations this year. Of course there will be some that you will not be able to make but you can find some that your family can easily do. Try to stick with decorations that are not too expensive to make and can be made by the majority of your family with proper instructions. The results of your efforts will likely surprise you.

Something else your family can do is giving their time to the community through public service. It is important to show your children how fortunate they are by having them help the poor and the homeless. Try to find a local homeless shelter, soup kitchen, or thrift store that your family can help out at. The experience will help your family share in the true spirit of Christmas.

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