How to create a Fun family holiday

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Hey, my lovely readers!

I wrote this quick post to share my two fun Christmas tradition with you all, since you guys have become a part of my family.

My two fun Christmas traditions are:

The first fun Christmas activity is to  have the family wraps a gift for someone in the household and hide it around the house.  (Like a Christmas scavenger hunt) Then on Christmas morning everyone goes around searching for that special gift.

I love this, because I think this is so fun to watch the facial expressions of your loved ones when they find it.Hfont1

The second Christmas fun activity is more personal and self pampering. Print out 10 of your favorite quotes, and then ask your spouse, siblings or a friend to pick three of the ten and put each one of them in a gift box. Hfont

Then ask them to hide it in a place that you might find it when you are having a bad day. Make sure they hide it in an intimate area.

I love this, because is such an amazing feeling to find your favorite quote on a hard day; especially, when we know that those quotes were wrapped, and picked out with love, for us from our loved ones to uplift us.

As a bonus ill share with you some of my favorite quotes in case you want to borrow some lol

1-“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill

2- The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today(H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

3-Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.(Francis of Assisi)

4-I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.(Jimmy Dean)

5-“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu

6-We must let go of the life we have planned, to accept the one that is waiting for us.(Joseph Campbell)

7-Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.(Lyndon B. Johnson)

8-“Dream big and dare to fail.” ~Norman Vaughan

9-“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~Dr. Robert Schuller

10-“The best way out is always through.” ~Robert Frost

There you have it, my Christmas fun tradition, hope you try it, and share a few of your own traditions with me ;}

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46 Responses

  1. I love the use of quotes…it would force teens to get creative. We don’t have too many traditions but this sounds like a fun one.

  2. I love this! When I was younger my parents did Christmas scavenger hunts for us a few years. It always added to the usual excitement of Christmas morning and is a fond memory that I look back on!

  3. Amanda says:

    I always love starting new traditions. I really love the idea of hiding a special gift around the house. We might have to try that this year.

  4. This sounds fun!! I wish my kids liked scavenger hunts, but they always tell me they don’t.

  5. chastity says:

    The scavenger hunt sounds fun! I think we have to do this when all the cousins come over – the kids will love it.

  6. KatyRose says:

    Love hearing about other people’s traditions around the holiday. We have so many that are near and dear to the family but it is always fun to try something new too! – Katy

  7. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I love hearing about other people’s traditions. I love getting new ideas 🙂

  8. Claire says:

    I love love love these 2 traditions 🙂 I wish I had a family to do this with. Merry Christmas xx

  9. Phyllis says:

    I LOVE THIS!!! Actually made me tear up thinking about how awesome it would be to find a nice mood lifter on a bad day. I’m so stealing your traditions!!! One tradition we have is to exchange ornaments for the tree. In just 3 years we have accumulated so many and its nice to decorate and see the memories from the previous years.

  10. Roxy says:

    I love the quotes idea! Never know when you may need a little pick me up and stumble across a quote that was hidden with love by a family member.

  11. thelesleyshow says:

    the scavenger hunt is a great idea.love starting new traditions!

  12. tara pittman says:

    This sounds so fun. My husband once bought me a box of chocolates and hid every piece for me to find with clues

  13. Mardene Carr says:

    Fun and family…fabulous combination

  14. Erica says:

    I love the idea of hiding inspirational quotes. That is such a great idea. I’ve definitely had days where a little surprise would be great at picking me up. Sometimes hearing just that one thing can get you through. I think it is great to also have family traditions that are just for your family. I hope you and your family have a great holiday!

  15. Alana says:

    That quote idea is so original! And, it’s the best kind of gift – free, and from the heart. It would be a great idea for Valentine’s Day, too.

  16. Heather says:

    Oh I love the quotes idea! I will have to share that one with my husband.

  17. Liz Mays says:

    I love the idea of hiding presents. I’ve done scavenger hunts before, but not quite like this.

  18. Shobha says:

    This is a great idea, I love scavenger hunts! Thanks for sharing!

  19. angie says:

    so many awesome quotes out there some that were liked at the time and some that were not the choice of using them makes great sense

  20. Elizabeth O. says:

    Those are so lovely. I really need quotes in my life, they are inspiring and motivating! Thanks for sharing some of your favorites!

  21. michelle says:

    how fun is that? i love the idea of having them pick a quote and hid it for you to find

  22. A scavenger hunt? That takes me back to my childhood what a lovely idea and I like the idea of quotes too.

  23. Ickle Pickle says:

    Great ideas – I need a bit of upliftment at times.Kaz 🙂

  24. Claudette says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! The quotes are perfect!

  25. Yonca says:

    Oh, hiding presents is a wonderful idea! Merry Christmas!

  26. I love these ideas! They’re so sweet. I’m going to have to start doing these. Although I think with the second idea I’d actually have the individual pick their own quotes of the internet. It would mean more to me if they weren’t ones I picked out myself!

  27. Nadia Marie says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun! I especially like the first idea of hiding a gift, might have to borrow that one from you for next year. Merry Christmas!

  28. Lovely post. I felt like the idea of hiding little gifts. Nice tradition.

  29. jeff says:

    Very cool traditions. I love the quotes you put in.

  30. mya.k says:

    Really good post, I love the quotes too.

  31. A Christmas Scavenger hunt is such a great idea! I love it.

  32. making new traditions is difficult for me since I am on a fixed income.

  33. Tisha says:

    The “hiding favorite quotes” activity is the best for me. Thanks for sharing these fun ideas!

  34. I like the idea of a scavenger hunt with hiding favourite quotes. That is a pretty neat concept and is something I wouldn’t have thought of before!

  35. So nice to have your own family traditions, its great to hear about them. I really like the idea of a scavenger hunt, I am sure Monkey would really enjoy it too.

  36. These are lovely activities to do with loved ones, I am loving all your quotes especially 6 since it resonates with my current mood.

  37. angie says:

    never thought of a Christmas scavenger hunt wish I had read this a few days ago sounds so super fun will try it next year

  38. What a great post, full of amazing uplifting quotes! no wonder you play this game, your definitely on to something 😀 Next year I’m so trying these because I love new ideas like this! 😀

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