|My (goofy) niece on Fathers Day 2012. |
We had a bonfire and cooked camper pies.
Alot of great conversation and quality time was had.
I enjoy planning for the holidays throughout the entire year. I love trying to figure out practical, cost-effective gifts that others would enjoy. Last year, I made a lot of gifts for our family and friends. This year, I plan on doing the same thing along with the gift of time together and memories.
My 6 year old niece lives with my father, his wife, and my sister. I decided early on this year that I wanted to do something with them as an entire family for Christmas this year. I plan on making a booklet with things for the entire family to do every few months off the year. It will have:
· Ice skating or roller skating
· Making a snow-family together
· Children’s Museum
· Kid’s Show (of some sort)
Of course, all of these events would be paid for by Todd and I, because it is our gift to them.
I am a photo-fanatic as it is, so I plan on taking lots of photos on our excursions out as a family. For Christmas 2013, I will give my niece a little scrapbook of our outings.
We have always done things together as a family, but a lot of times it is at their house and it includes a lot of laughter, good food and great company. This gift will include making memories to that list, which I feel is most important for a family.
Have you considered giving a gift of your time and making memories for Christmas this year? I would like to hear all about your ideas!