There is something about Christmas that attracts everybody, especially kids who wait for this festival eagerly the most. Individuals send Christmas gifts to each other to convey greetings. And why not, after all, Santa Claus will give X-mas gifts to the children. But there is more than gifts giving and home decoration. This festival has a lot of traditions and customs that are associated with it, which makes it one of the important occasions. Christmas is an occurring annual festival that happens on every 25th of December, which is marked by the catholic church on this same day. In many parts of the world on the 25th of December is a public holiday. One other reason why this day is celebrated as Christmas is the occurrence of this day, and it is the same as the festival of Saturnalia, which is an ancient pagan festival.
There are many ways through which you can celebrate this occasion. This festival has a lot of tradition, which involves gift-giving, Christmastree decorating, home decoration, watching classic Christmas movies. While all such Christmas traditions will indulge you and your family in the Christmas celebration, but other customs are mostly overlooked. To make it easy to remember the other Christmas tradition, we have summed up the few of the most favorite ones. Whether you can follow one of them or you can follow all of them. So, lets read out some of the classic Christmas traditions.
Christmas Lights- It is not only one of the most important festivals but one of the colorful too. Because of all the massive Christmas light display in every corner of the city. Take a look by driving around and looking at the beautifully decorated building with the Christmas light with your family.
Exchange Christmas gifts through secret Santa- If you feel the impatience to open the Christmas gifts, then you can exchange presents with your family with secret Santa. Just write down the name of every person in a chit and let a person pick one of them to give the recipient a silly cheap gift.
Buy Gift for Christmas-The occasion is not celebrated till there is no Christmas tree. So, pick one of the trees and decorate it with your design. You should indulge your family and friends in decorating it. So, go on take selfies, drink hot chocolates, eat Christmas cake and go on for the long ride with friends.
Listen to the classic Christmas Songs- You don’t have to buy old Christmas records to listen to classical music. You can find all Christmas songs on the internet nowadays. The best part about this activity is that even your parents will know the lyrics so that you can sing with them and enjoy them.
Buy Elf for your shelf- Not every tradition should have to be old. The buying elf doll is a fairly recent addition to the Christmas tradition. The role of the elf doll is to keep track of your kid’s behavior and to report to Santa Claus if they are naughty or nice.
Exchanging cookies with your dear ones- There is nothing as delicious and tasty as Christmas cookies. Ring the bell of your neighbor and invite them to celebrate the occasion with one another.
Get creative- Christmas has become so money-oriented, which makes it easy to forget the real reason for the festivity. This year, try to make a DIY Christmas gift. Start with the simple decor item, which can be placed on a tree or at the table. The other thing that you can do is to prepare Christmas cards, and of course, a welcoming garland! You could send homemade presents for some genuinely thoughtful gifts. Everything you make will be extra special for you and your dear ones.
Buy a good dress- When you look at the old photos of your parents and grandparents, you will see they are dressed up nicely. Sure everyone wants to feel comfy in their pajamas, but now there are only a few events to buy a new dress. Now everyone wants to be in their casual. But it okay to be well dress sometime to feel special.
So, there are many traditions and customs that you can follow in this happiest season of the year. Get involved in as much as possible with your friends and family.