We’ve wrapped up seven of our favorite Christmas articles and put them under the proverbial tree to gift you with helpful tips and inspirational stories.
The Holiday Brady Bunch: Blending Families by Sunny P. Chico
Holidays are about spending time together as a family and celebrating. When my husband and I married, I was blessed with three daughters from my husband’s first marriage while I brought with me my two children from my first marriage.
Even though my stepdaughters were raised Jewish and my children are Catholic, we celebrate holidays through our cultures and the uniqueness of our religions.
Sometimes when families get together, conflict can arise, so how do you avoid it between blended families during the holidays?
Grown Kids and Changing Traditions by Amelia Orozco
Change is good even around the holidays. If you have a grown son or daughter who is now married, consider what this means as you merge families and holiday traditions.
Enjoy Alcohol Responsibly This Holiday by Noralba Martinez
Holidays are full of social gatherings where alcohol is often a staple. Through my work as a family counselor, I’ve seen the effects that irresponsible drinking can have on a family. We need to be conscious of what image of social and holiday drinking we give our middle and high school children.
True Meaning of Christmas by Sunny P. Chico
The true meaning of Christmas for Christians is about celebrating the gift God gave us through the birth of his son. It’s a time to reflect on how blessed we are despite the bad moments we faced throughout the year.
DIY Activity: Holiday Cards - Free Download!
The holidays are a time of giving, and what better way for your child to show love and appreciation than with a homemade card? We created these holiday card templates for you to download and print for a DIY family activity.
DIY Shrinky Dink: Repurposed Plastic Ornaments and Jewelry by Judy Razo
Here’s another fun DIY activity for the kids to try.
Creating gifts together is a great way to teach your children the concept of giving—they create something they’re proud of and then give it away for the sake of someone else’s joy.
5 Must-Do Holiday Activities by Jessica Vician
Spark your family’s joy and wonderment with these 5 holiday activities. From being awed by zoo lights to “transporting” to Germany for a Christkindlmarket, create magical holiday memories with your family this season.