Well, it is no news that the best season of the year is here; what better time does the family have to bond if not the holiday? It’s the season of love and gifting—a very special time for family. Holidays are best for family time; however, with the family close together after the long year, there’s room for friction, and things could be a bit sensitive. Long-standing misunderstandings don’t feel so good, but family is family, right? So, here’s how to optimise family time and bond. Keep in mind that it goes by as fast as it comes, but if you have a great time, it’s going to set the energy for the coming year.
The gadgets have had you all year long, so why don’t we go off for some quality family time? A couple of hours shouldn’t take much. It’s a holiday; everyone should understand. We live most of our lives on the internet, which allows so much distance to grow between us and our loved ones. Let everyone take a phone break, sit cosy around the fire, and talk. Talk about the good ol’ days, play some games, and play charade! It’s a great game. Laugh, and let it ring out loud. Smile, old hands, and let the moment linger.
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Family Time, Movie night
What makes this particular movie night different from every other one? It’s the Christmas holiday movie night, the one with all family members. You’re allowed to explore and be creative here, but I recommend classics—something the whole family can share a happy sentimental memory with. You can have it outdoors, indoors, by the lake, on the rooftop, anywhere; just have a great movie night and don’t forget to get everyone their favourite movie snack. Food is a quick way to the heart. Check this out: 4 Classic Movies with the Biggest Influence on Pop Fashion.
Road trips are the best. I love some road trips during the holidays. The key to having an amazing road experience is to plan ahead and leave room for spontaneity. Choose a family-friendly destination with loads of fun activities. Do not drive for too long or too short; make stops at reasonable intervals between towns for pictures, short explorations, and dining. Stay up to date on the newest in the world of Fashion, Arts, Beauty and Lifestyle; Follow FAB on socials.
Family dinner during the holiday is a grand event. It starts in the late afternoon, with every member of the family participating. From shopping to cutting to grilling and handy jobs, everyone has a role to play. Even when the cooking starts and the duties reduce, everyone should still hang close to the kitchen. The cooks could definitely use some moral support. The rooms should be off-limits; let the activities flow within the kitchen, living room, or back porch. It’s all about sharing a meal with family in love. It’s a priceless moment.
Write a letter.
Most of the time, we take advantage of the family bond. We leave a lot of important words unsaid until we never get a chance to ever say them. This could be the highlight of the holiday season—a perfect ending for the year. It isn’t safe to assume that they already know. I think this is a great idea for our last night together: to exchange letters and have them read right there. It could turn a little melancholic, but saying goodbye the next morning would be more meaningful. It’s a season of love, and love letters can only make things better.
One important thing to avoid is not documenting the memories. Take lots of pictures and make tonnes of videos. They might just be all the movies you’ll need for a movie night some year. Friendship has an ‘end’ but family, they say, is forever.