Let's Get Merry!

5 Unique Holiday Traditions to Start in Your New Home

Article by April Rogerson

Photography by Marta Wave

Originally published in SOFU Lifestyle

1. Make breakfast together. Punch up your normal breakfast fare with some interesting
holiday flavors. Make it as simple or elaborate as you like. Take suggestions from the
family. Have each family member be responsible for contributing a unique recipe and
take turns preparing and working with each other to create your perfect holiday-themed family breakfast. Some ideas are cranberry-orange pancakes, apple cider mimosas, and holiday sausage—the options are limitless!
2. Create a Christmas gift scavenger hunt. Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? This is a really cool way to get the whole family involved thinking of unique ways to hide your gifts and create creative clues as to where to find them. Make a master list of where all the gifts are located and/or limit the hunt to one gift per person so there are not any forgotten gifts!
3. Write holiday notes. Put cute holiday notes on your new neighbors’ doors. Introduce your family and what makes you special. Do you all like to dance in the middle of the living room to Boogie Nights? Does your family play the flute as a group? Does your family like crazy hats? Have fun with it—the sillier the better!
4. Decorate holiday hats. Gather up Elf, Santa, and top hats for each of you. Decorate with candy canes, garland, tinsel, ornaments, etc. Write your names on them and wear or place them on the mantel as holiday decor.
5. Find cool ways to wrap…gifts that is! Who says the best way to present a gift is with
holiday wrapping paper? Consider using unused shirts, pants, fabric, leaves—be as
unique and creative as you like. It will be lots of fun to see what creative ideas each
family member comes up with.

Looking for your next home? Call April Rogerson, "The Contract Slayer," at C21 Connect Realty at 404.397.4317. 

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