Christmas is time for family and most families have traditions

and rituals that are passed on from generation to generation. Traditions are an important way for families to bond and create security, especially with young children. But if you are looking to create some new traditions, here is some inspiration on how to make this Christmas a bit more special.

Whatever family traditions you choose, make sure it’s repeated every year...

Tips to make perfect cookies

Let the kids help with Christmas baking, whether it’s cookies, fruit cake or the Christmas pudding. Why not get the kids involved by asking them to stir the cake and make a wish or let them personalize their own cookies to hang on the tree. The kids will love it and the house will smell gorgeous.

Fill your Christmas tree with family memories. Each Christmas, take photos of everyone in your family, punch a hole at the top and hang them on the tree alongside your regular ornaments. Over the years the tree will fill with photos and you will be able to see how much the kids have grown and how much everyone has changed over the years.

Fill your Christmas tree with family memories

Boxing Day is time to recoup, regroup and relax. So why not get Dad and the kids to make pancakes for breakfast. After all the rich Christmas food, it’s probably time for a little simplicity like lemon and sugar or take advantage of the fresh seasonal fruits like mangoes, cherries and peaches.