One of our favorite parts about the Santa Claus tradition is his flying reindeer. Something about these graceful animals flying through the sky on Christmas Eve night spreading magic and generosity. It just helps make the holiday even more special.
One of my favorite things to do at Thanksgiving is play games together. I love the interactions between guests and the memories that are created. At one of the first Thanksgiving feasts that I hosted, all of the adults (this was way before children) played a rollicking game of Cranium.
Last Christmas was a big year for our family. Having survived the first half of a pandemic, things were starting to get dull. It’s hard to keep life interesting when you have to avoid large crowds and not go to indoor activities. So, we decided that we needed something to keep things fresh and interesting.
Once October rolls around, Halloween suddenly seems right around the corner. Like a corner that couldn’t possibly be 31 days away. I don’t know how it does that so quickly, but the Halloween countdown window has begun.
If you ask any child what their favorite part of Halloween is, I’m sure most of them would say “the candy”. Tons and tons of candy. Chocolate bars – big and small. Packages of licorice twists. Boxes of colorful Nerds.
Do you remember the joys of paper and pencil party games? In the time before digital party games became a thing, we used to sit around and play games with nothing more than a piece of paper and pencil. I know. Those were the days.