Christmas is fun because it’s one of the occasions the family is able to actually spend time together. But there’s one major thing overlooked and underused that sits in the corner moulting. Nooo, it’s not granddad having a nap after a big dinner. It’s the tree! So here are some ways to make the tree exciting.
Boxing Day Presents
One of the origins of Boxing Day is that it was the day you’d actually unwrap presents. But it’s cruel to make your kids wait one more day for their PS4 or Barbie (they still like Barbies, right?), so why not hide some cool little gifts in the tree!
Little accessories or add ons for their main presents can be wrapped up and put in the tree if they are small enough and will help get them off of the ground, away from clumsy feet. You don’t want to step on someone’s new PS4 game. I know that really would ruin my Christmas.
This is not only practical but adds a type of magic to the tree. It makes the kiddies wonder just how many presents you’ve really got them and takes away the boring slump of Boxing Day.
Candy Canes and Chocolate
Hanging sweet treats from the branches gives the kiddies another reason to love it. Really, chocolate always tastes better when plucked from the Christmas tree.
Baubles for All!
Other than the wonderfully messy tinsel, baubles are the number one go-to for the tree. They can be boring, dangerously fragile or ridiculously expensive. One way to fight that is to make your own! There are two ways I know of you can do that:
Paint them with your little ones (or with your friends drunk, that’s fun). You get to spend quality time with friends and family, and have a wholly unique tree!
Or even get some clear craft baubles that you can fill. That way you have a 3D effect and can hide your smallest gifts in them.
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