Let’s be honest. As fun and joyful as the holidays can be, they are also a very busy and sometimes stressful time of year. Expectations are so high that things sometimes don’t go according to plan. And being surrounded by family means there is ample opportunity for embarrassment in front of your nearest and dearest.
Have you ever done anything foolish in front of your loved ones? These women sure have! Below are five funny stories about mishaps and a little mayhem at Christmas time.
We’ve heard the stories and songs a thousand times, about a big man in a red suit surrounded by ice and falling snow. Advertisements show families drinking hot chocolate and gathering ‘round a fire to warm their frosty toes. Children pray for a white Christmas like the ones Bing Crosby used to know.
That’s all well and good, but as I gaze up at a starry sky and wrap up in my light jacket in late December, I know there’s no better place to spend Christmas than in the Lone Star State. We may not have the crisp snowfall or outdoor ice rinks, but what we lack in winter weather, we make up for in Southern hospitality.
Embrace your Texas spirit with easy custom Christmas cards from Pear Tree this year. You don’t need to bundle up in sweaters to pose for unique Christmas cards. Just come as you are, hat and all.
Make the most of the moment and create new traditions this season. Here are 10 of our favorite family Christmas ideas to help make the most of the holidays.
1. Lift your spirits by being active. Family Christmas ideas usually involve delicious (but not-always-healthy) treats. Stay active with your entire family by having a classic snowball fight, visiting you local ice rink, or doing a little cross country skiing. You’re kids will love trying something new this season!
2. Send a holiday card (or New Year’s card, if you prefer). Not only will you spread cheer to friends and family, but your kids will love helping you stuff & stamp them!
3. Put your Christmas cards on display. There’s no better way to decorate your house for the holidays than with your friends and family’s seasonal photos. Check out some of our Christmas card display ideas on Pinterest and have your family help create a unique card display.
4. Find the best Christmas lights ever. Hop in the car and hunt for the best Christmas light display. Your child’s face will light up when you find the most decked-out house in town!
In our family, it’s a race to the mailbox to be the one who gets to open the Christmas cards each day, a practice that really isn’t fair when some of us regularly get home later than others. That’s why I was interested to hear some of the wonderful family Christmas traditions our customers have come up with to involve the whole family in opening photo Christmas cards.
One family has a son in college, and they wait for him to come home for the holidays before opening any of the cards they have received. It sends a message that he is still an important part of the family and that their family Christmas traditions wouldn’t be the same without him.