Are you falling for an old fashioned Christmas celebration? Then you have come to the right place. Planning an old fashioned Christmas can be fun as well as provide your entire family with the most beautiful memories to share for years. An old fashioned Christmas celebration can also allow you to create or recreate holiday season traditions.
Christmas Shopping for Decorations
Before starting your old fashioned Christmas activities, gather the family and browse antique shops and flea markets in order to find authentic old fashioned ornaments and decorations for an affordable price. Most antique Christmas decorations have been made out of silver, tin and hand-blown glass; these are those you should look for when doing your Christmas decoration shopping. Shopping with the family is also a great step to an old fashioned holiday season.
Christmas Music Set the Cheerful Mood
One day before starting the Christmas tree decorating, set up a Christmas music playlist that includes classic and old Christmas carols and songs. You’ll play the CD during your tree trimming activities. This will provide your family with a very positive feeling and will improve the cheerful ambiance.
Christmas Decorations Highlight the Season
Christmas decorations are the next step to an old fashioned Christmas time. As a matter of fact, there’s no Christmas atmosphere in a house without a Christmas tree. Moreover, when planning an old fashioned celebration, you must decorate your tree in an old fashioned style.
An old fashioned Christmas tree decoration can be done through the use of homemade ornaments that you can do all together with the kids the previous day. Homemade Christmas ornaments can consist into painted pop corn and macaroni garlands, Christmas tree ornaments made out of holiday greeting cards, etc. Old fashioned Christmas tree ornaments are made out of apples, walnuts, candy, pine cones, berries, ribbons and bows. Hand-blown glass, silver and tin ornaments also add to the beauty of your evergreen tree. Garlands made out of beads, angel’s hair and a star as tree topper will put the finishing touches to your old fashioned Christmas tree decor. Naturally, candles palaced althrough the tree will provide your Christmas decor with even more class and reality.
One element of your old fashioned Christmas decor that you shouldn’t overlook is the Nativity scene that you’ll place beneath your evergreen tree or on a cabinet in the living room. This will improve the overall Christmas mood.
Remember to celebrate the lighting of the evergreen tree.
Christmas in the Kitchen
Next in the list of an old fashioned Christmas time are the flavours coming from the kitchen. Nothing can replace the scent of freshly baked Christmas pastries and meals. Hot wine is also an essential element of the sweet smelling Christmas flavours.
Once again, gather your husband and the children for a joyful Christmas cooking and baking afternoon. Prepare cookies and cakes, decorate them with sugar, cut them into Christmas themed shapes and display them on your most beautiful Christmas themed plate.
Christmas Dinner or Supper
Whether you prepare glazed ham or stuffed turkey, make sure to pass on the tradition of slicing one or cutting the other to your children. But be careful: don’t ask your tots or too young kids to play with knives! Although in the past, children didn’t eat with adults on Christmas time, you can pass on to this step and have the kids eating with the whole family at your old fashioned Christmas dinner or supper. This will create memories that your children will cherish for their entire life and pass on to their own kids later on.
Set up a perfect Christmas table using a themed tablecloth, a Christmas themed dinner set along with decorated glasses. Make sure to attend the Christmas Midnight Mass with the whole family after the end of the supper; as it’s entire part of an old fashioned Christmas time, of course!
Christmas Gifts for the Family
When it comes to Christmas gift distribution, you have two different alternatives. The first option is finding someone who’d play the role of Santa Claus or Father Christmas and who’d give the presents to everyone after the Christmas evening supper. The other option would be to just place the gifts beneath the Christmas tree for everyone to find them in the morning.
Christmas Family Activities
After the Christmas dinner, take a few hours to have a good time riding a slide, have a walk in the nature or the snow or discover the Christmas yard decorations in the neighbourhood with your family. Then warm up everyone with a cup hot wine or cocoa.