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25 Family Holiday Activities on a Budget

This a great time of year to spend time with family and friends. There are so many fun events and traditions to do during the month of December and you really don’t need to spend a lot of money on them. We love doing something every day in the month of December to get us in the Christmas spirit. Here are 25 activities that won’t cost you lot of money and will help you get ready for Christmas.

  1. Find a new sledding hill
  2. Host a “Favorite Things” party
  3. Decorate your home inside and outside with lights and decor
  4. Read a Christmas story and snuggle
  5. Find a family in need and drop off a Christmas goodie
  6. Go caroling around your neighborhood or to a care center
  7. Write Christmas cards to family members who live far away
  8. Make homemade ornaments for the tree
  9. Buy a favorite cereal, wrap it up, place it under the tree. In the morning have the kids open the boxes and eat their favorite cereal
  10. Make a gingerbread house. Make it extra special by inviting a neighbor over to help
  11. Family drive in search of Christmas lights
  12. Shovel driveways for your neighbors
  13. Make snowflakes out of paper and put them around the house
  14. Make sugar cookies and deliver to neighbors
  15. Host a “Polar Express” night where friends come in pjs, you watch the movie and have hot chocolate and popcorn
  16. Shop for presents for siblings or cousins
  17. Go visit Santa at a new location
  18. Watch a new holiday movie
  19. Attend a local Christmas party, tree lighting, or holiday parade
  20. Donate a toy(s) to a local shelter or family that may be in need
  21. Build a snowman and make a snow angel
  22. Attend a Christmas church service
  23. Make and wear an ugly sweater
  24. Have a snowball fight
  25. Read Luke 2 in the Bible and act out the Christmas story

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