Holidays can be fun and festive. But they can also put a strain on the budget if you’re not careful. Check out a few simple ideas that make holiday time the best time without worrying about expense.
Take a holiday lights tour. Load the kids in the car and find a few homes in your town that have lots of lights, exciting yard decorations or a musical light show.
Make paper snowflakes. Remember cutting these as a kid? Well snowflakes have come a long way. Check out some fun how-to videos online, or create your own designs. Then decorate your home or front door!
Sing to an old friend. Spread holiday cheer by caroling outside the home of a senior couple, widow or new neighbor. Take it to the next level with your guitar, harmonica or beat box.
Visit a living nativity. Look on social media and find a living Nativity that you and your little ones can enjoy. You might even see a live donkey or sheep!
Family story time. Read a classic holiday story together. Try The Polar Express, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Gift of the Magi or another favorite.
Do you want to build a snowman? If the weather’s right, you can! Building snow people and making snow angels are memories kids will cherish for ages. Then warm them up with hot cocoa.
Hold a holiday movie night. Choose your favorite classic movie or let the kids pick one. You’ll find many free options on streaming platforms and network TV.
Make a garland. String up your own tree decor with popcorn, cranberries, marshmallows or loop cereal. Little kids might need a hand with popcorn, but they’ll love making their very own decoration. Get more ideas online.
Treat first responders. Bake homemade cookies or make simple stir-together treats for your local police, EMTs or firemen.
Whatever your budget, it’s harder to get into the holiday spirit if you’re under the weather. Enjoy safe, healthy holidays with your family this year. Help your kids stay healthy with Children’s Elderberry Immune gummies. They support the immune system with elderberry, vitamin C and zinc and are non-GMO verified, vegan and gluten-free.