Creating New Traditions with Children After Divorce
Published On: December 19, 2019
Create new traditions with children on the cheap. Chances are finances are now tighter now. So, here are a few suggestions for you and your children. Feel free to share some other traditions at the bottom of this blog.
Google “Merry Christmas Coloring Page”. Encourage your children to create a card for Christmas for the other parent.
First, its fun and cheap. Secondly, children generally identify with both parents.
When you encourage them to do something nice for the other parent it makes your children feel extra special.
It helps them to know both of their parents can still be kind to each other and that they can still feel safe even after the divorce.
You can also place a blank page on top of the coloring page. Your child can trace the picture before coloring it.
Google “snowflake cut-outs”. Print a few different templates.
Have your children cut out snowflakes and tape them all over the house.
You can go with white or colored paper or tape a white snowflake on colored paper.
You can also find videos on Youtube of DIY paper cut outs of fancy snowflakes
Make Christmas ornaments and string popcorn for the tree.
Need ideas? Google “how to make Christmas ornaments”.
Play Christmas music throughout the house.
Sing Christmas songs with your children.
Have your children record a Christmas song and send the recording to family members.
If your children are with you on Christmas Day, perhaps they can call the other parent and sing a Christmas song.
Have you seen the movie “The Polar Express” movie with Tom Hanks? Did you know that you and your children can take a Polar Express Train ride? Google Polar Express Calgary. There are a few companies that offer these excursions. This, however, would not be a cheap adventure.
If you don’t get your children for Christmas dinner, perhaps when you do have them, your tradition can be to take them for Chinese food during your time.
A few more ….
Build a Fridge snowman.
Go look at Christmas lights.
Create snow angels outside.
Watch Christmas movies
Make Christmas cookies.
Take a family picture with everyone wearing Christmas Pajamas.
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