The most magical time of the year is upon us. After spending the whole year working frantically, we all appreciate the time to relax, unwind, and be with the people we love. We all have our holiday traditions, and despite the trying times that we are currently living in, our Christmas spirit remains stronger than ever, and we can continue to do the things we love.
As much as we all anticipate this wonderful time, no one gets as excited over this holiday as children do. Ask a child what their favorite holiday is, and most of the time, they will tell you it’s Christmas. This is because children see the magic in everything and believe in it wholeheartedly.
Our times celebrating Christmas as children are memories that we carry with us throughout our whole lives. Regardless of whether we spent the holidays baking cookies for Santa or watching The Polar Express on repeat, we all know one thing for sure: those were some of our happiest moments, and the miracle of Christmas is something that all children deserve to experience.
How To Give a Child an Unforgettable Christmas?
The world we live in is beautifully diverse, and although we are all united by the magic of Christmas, we all have different ways of expressing our gratitude and celebrating this holiday. However, it is that we choose to spend this time of the year, there are many things we can do to make it even more special for our kids:
1. Make Handmade Gifts
Many of us feel the need to rush frantically through stores, picking up whatever is left on the shelves of department stores to give as gifts. Whereas sometimes we feel like we don’t have time for the many things we have to do, and last-minute shopping becomes inevitable, the holidays are a time to slow down and strengthen our bonds with the people we love the most.
This year spend a day or two making gifts with your children instead of purchasing them. Teach them about sentiment. Remind them that it is often the thought that counts the most. Inspire the creativity within them. At the end of the day, you’re making two people very happy: the child who feels accomplished, and the person receiving the present!
2. Start a New Tradition
Whether there’s a meal that you have to eat on Christmas day, or a holiday classic that is a must-watch on Christmas eve, it is nice to have at least one tradition that marks your Christmas. If there’s one thing your child will remember from the holiday as they get older, it will be the smell of that one home cooked meal that was always made with love, or the sound of their favorite song that was always played on the morning of the 25th. Make a memory out of every single thing you do.
3. Teach Them About The World Around Them
Christmas is not celebrated the same way all around the world, and that is what makes our world so rich. In Australia, children never experience a white Christmas. In Spain, children wait for the Three Wise Men as much as other children would wait for santa. In The Philippines, colourful lanterns called paróls decorate the streets.
It is important to tell children the story of Christmas, and how it is seen from the eyes of others around the world. The world is full of wisdom and knowledge to learn from, and each country has its own fairy tale to tell.
4. Remind Them to Give Back
As cleverly pointed out in A Christmas Carol, the true meaning of Christmas is to think of others and give back to them. Not every child in the world is lucky enough to have the perfect Christmas, and it is important to remind other children to be empathetic and think about the people around them.
This Christmas tell your child how important it is to be empathetic. Set a good example by making a small contribution to whatever cause of your choice and remind your child that giving back is what this holy day is all about.
We Want To Give Back, Too
We want to make sure that all children are allowed to experience the magic of Christmas, and we support the people who help make that happen. Our partners at the Kent Wish Foundation help spread joy by making the wishes of children with life-limiting illnesses come to life. By making the day of these little warriors, Kent Wish Foundation reminds us that every contribution we can make, no matter how small, can completely change someone’s life.
This year, we attended Kent Wish Foundation’s Christmas Charity Golf Day to symbolize our support and giving back. By donating our Caddyboo Golf Towel to participants, we wanted to make sure that everyone was empowered to join us in our initiative to supporting children of all conditions, all around the world.
The most magical time of the year is upon us. So, let’s take advantage of it, and spread the magic.
Wishing our lovely Caddyboo family a very Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄
Author: Ban Beidas