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All I Want for Christmas is a Brand New Kid: Splitting Up the Work

Sharing Christmas

Welcome to the third week of All I Want for Christmas is a Brand New Kid: Teaching Kids Appreciation! This week we discussed holiday responsibilities.

It’s no secret that for many families the holidays equal stress. From buying the perfect gift to setting a beautiful table, making sure the kids look good and ensuring plenty of freshly baked cookies, we try to do too much in preparation for Christmas.

This year, consider involving the whole family in the process. While at first glance, this may seem like it will cause the weeks leading up to December 25 even more stressful than before, the truth is many hands do make for light work. In fact, working together on preparing your home for Christmas will make for many memories, some funny, some that may not be funny until years from now.

More importantly, asking the kids to help means they will begin to understand exactly how much work goes in to each of the things you do to make their Christmas special. To help you out with the process, we’ve included a to-do list for you to customize for your family. We’ve gotten you started by including some of the things we have on our own list as an example.

Teaching kids appreciation begins in small ways like these. Let your kids know what goes into creating the magic of the holidays and you’ll be giving them more than toys for Christmas.

Did you miss the previous weeks of this series?
Week One: All I Want For Christmas is a Brand New Kid: Teaching Kids Appreciation
Week Two: All I Want For Christmas is a Brand New Kid: Who Does All of This Stuff Anyway?