Little Things You Can Do to Make Christmas Morning Feel More Special

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Waking up on Christmas Morning is a magical moment – especially when you are a child.

The morning is filled with excitement, joy and anticipation. You are eager to see what Santa brought, excited to see your friends and relatives and looking forward to the meal and celebration that will take place. Do you remember what that felt like?

We want our children to experience the same magic that we had on Christmas morning. Or, if we didn’t have that in our own childhood for whatever reason, we want to make sure that our kids get to experience the excitement. So, here are a few wonderful little things that you can go on Christmas morning to make it feel like the most magical morning of the year.

  • Leave a snack out for Santa and his reindeer and make sure that he takes a bite… so that your little ones will see evidence in the morning that he has been around.
  • Cover the entrance to your living room in wrapping paper before you go to bed on Christmas Eve, so that the kids can burst through it the next morning into a room filled with presents! It’s a fun start to a magical day.
  • Look back in your old family photo album for some photos of past Christmases. Print them out in large scale and use them to decorate the living room for a trip down memory lane.
  • Make a special Christmas morning soundtrack with your favourite seasonal hits.
  • Cuddle up with the little ones and read them a classic Christmas story, such as the story of the Nativity. This will help them to understand the meaning of Christmas and it will also be a special moment on Christmas day.
  • Take the time to make a special Christmas morning breakfast – such as pancakes and bacon or croissants with jam. If you don’t feel like cooking on the morning, you can use a crockpot to cook up a delicious Christmas breakfast the night before.
  • Make your home smell magical by lighting candles or using an incense burner or scented oil diffuser.
  • You can hide some of the smaller presents around the house and let the kids go searching for them.
  • Give each other new pjs as a Christmas Eve gift and wear them to bed, so that you can all be wearing cosy new Christmas PJs as you open presents.
  • Go for a Christmas morning walk. After you have opened the presents, head out to get some fresh air and enjoy a stroll around the neighbourhood to look at the decorations.

One of the most important things that you can do on Christmas morning to make it a little more special is just to slow down and enjoy each moment. Put away your phone and really take your time, opening each present one by one and savouring the time spent with your kids. Your kids will notice if you are distracted or not fully engaged on this special morning. If you make the effort to be fully present in the moment, your Christmas mornings will always be more meaningful and special.


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