With each passing day, we inch closer and closer to Santa soaring through the sky to deliver goodies to all the good boys and girls across the metro! The holidays can often be a time of added stress (all things considered!) with additional spending on gifts, food, and travel that families typically undertake this time of year.
Whether your family is like the Griswolds, the McCallisters, or you just enjoy a cozy old-fashioned holiday gathering, we all want to create the best holiday possible. This often means tasty gingerbread treats, presents under the tree, festive décor, and memories to last a lifetime.
In a year that has been strange and challenging, to say the least, we have put together a list of ways to create the best holiday in the craziest year ever.
Create Cherished Memories
One of the joys of the holidays is creating memories that last a lifetime. That goes for both the kids and the parents this time of year. Nothing beats the experience of frosting cookies together when more frosting ends up eaten and on the kids’ faces than on the cookies themselves.
A simple way to create fun memories is unexpected stocking stuffers! Good Housekeeping put out a list of 67 gifts under $25 and a few stuck out to us as perfect ideas:
- For instance, have you seen the light up LightSaber chopsticks? If your kid (or spouse!) loves chopsticks, these are perfect stocking stuffers.
- If you have a little one who loves bath time, a bath pipes toy set will not only make bath time even more fun but also make a colossal water mess!
- Finally, with questions like, “What do I complain about the most?” and “What is my least favorite vegetable?” the “Do You Really Know Your Family?” card game is sure to provide hours of fun and laughter for the whole family.
Create a Cozy Home
Especially this year, creating a cozy home for the holidays is something on many moms’ minds. There are simple (and inexpensive) ways to make your home feel like The Miracle on 34th Street.
A simple search on Pinterest for rustic Christmas décor provides pages and pages of ideas to create an idyllic Christmas for you and your family.
Another easy and fun way to create a beautiful home with a simple touch is to make DIY wreaths. Basic evergreen wreaths are available everywhere; then all you have to do is add some festive ribbon, a pine cone or two, and some dried oranges or cinnamon sticks. They look great and add an amazing scent to your home!
Do More For Less
Creating a festive and memorable holiday season does not have to break the bank. Often it is simple, everyday things, that make the season special for parents and kids alike.
Think about how much everyone loves ugly Christmas sweaters. Maybe your family can all wear their ugliest sweaters to dinner one night just for some laughs. For just a few bucks, you can buy some clear ornaments and some paint and bring the family together for an ornament painting party! Or just bring everyone together to make chocolate covered pretzels. The possibilities are endless to create a fun, family Christmas for less.
At Community Choice, they want to make your best holiday in the craziest year ever a reality. That’s why they would love to offer three months of no car payments as their gift to you and your family. Curious how it works? Simply move your existing car loans to them and take a three-month break from your payments. That’s three months of payments you get to use to create even more amazing memories this holiday season! Want to get started? It takes less than 60 seconds.