Parents can include their children in decorating the home for the holidays as well as participating in the tree trimming.
The day after Thanksgiving is the traditional tree-trimming day for our family. We serve up hot cocoa with marshmallows (a favorite treat of our nephew and nieces ), fill the room with fun and uplifting holiday and Christmas music, let the kids pick out the ornaments they like and then let them go about placing them on the tree – with adult supervision and assistance.
Each child is also given a special ornament that is theirs and theirs alone – and it’s always a treat to watch them search for that perfect spot for their special ornament. Our nieces and nephews love decorating the Christmas tree and their joy defines what is the holiday spirit.