While it’s still early in December, many people have Christmas traditions that start on the first of the month. When most people think about traditions, they think of their childhood and carrying on their family traditions into their families but not every household has children. Some families are just a married couple (or an unmarried couple living together) and maybe a pet. This doesn’t mean you’re put on hold for having traditions until the birth of your first child. It’s important to have traditions now so you can carry those traditions on when the time comes you do have children.
Here are a few ways to start christmas traditions with your partner:
- Buy each other Christmas pj’s that your exchange & wear on Christmas Eve
- Have a holiday movie marathon in your pj’s (extra points if they are Christmas themed!). If you need some inspiration for your movies, check out my list of the Top 10 Christmas Movies to watch here.
- Go to a Christmas Market
- Drive around and look at Christmas lights
- Do an advent calendar for one another – it doesn’t have be lavish, expensive gifts. Simple items your partner likes is good enough. Include a fun note or even take it up another level and include a riddle in the advent calendar that your partner has to solve in order to find out where the advent treat is hidden in the house!
- Take an annual picture with Santa
- Decorate the tree (& house if you do it all on one day) together. Make it extra special by exchanging a special ornament which is exchanged at the end of the tree trimming to go on last
- Make a gingerbread house together (or a sugar cookie house if you’re not so keen on gingerbread)
- Go tobogganing together (or skating if you’d prefer)
- Go to midnight mass (if you’re religious)