Help me create new Christmas traditions!
November 20, 2012 11:03 AM Subscribe
I would like to start a Christmas tradition with my little niece and nephew, but I'm coming up short on ideas. Hope me?
posted by sabotagerabbit to sports, hobbies, & recreation (21 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My partner and I are the sole aunties (no uncles either) to our adorable 9-month old nephew and just-over-two year old niece. Our nephew is still too little for this, but I'd love to start a Christmas tradition with my niece that my nephew could join in on next year or the year after. I am very VERY non-religious (as is their family), but I have great memories of my childhood Christmases and am happy to do something generically "Christmas-y". I'm thinking of something that could be done in the weeks leading up to Christmas, rather than on actual Christmas Day. I'm just at a bit of a loss as to what it could be.
The only thing I've thought of so far is spending an afternoon together making a craft that could be a gift for their mom and dad, and that might work, but I'd love other ideas of things that you've done with kids in your family, or that you think might be fun. Their parents have already taken them to the Santa Claus parade and I can't see myself lining up for Santa photos at the mall! I'm open to just about anything as long as it is non-religious and not based on the more commercial aspects of Christmas. I'm pretty crafty and into baking and stuff as well. Help me make magical memories for my favourite little people!