One of the many exciting things about being newly married is being able to start your own traditions around the holidays. It’s so much fun to have a blank canvas and to create new and exciting memories. Around Christmas, the date night ideas are endless because there is so much to do! Whether you’re newly married, or dating, these can be fun ideas to do with your significant other!
- Hot Cocoa & Board Games
The best part about this date is that it’s free! I’m quite a scrabble lover, so any chance I can get my husband to play a game of scrabble, I am one happy wife! This is a great idea for just a low key night at home. This is also a great option for having friends over!
2. Christmas Tree Festivals
There are so many festivals to go to around this time of year. It’s so much fun to have a night out to enjoy the beautiful trees with your significant other. You can also get some decorating ideas for your own christmas tree.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of the season that it can be easy to forget the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Being the hands and feet of Jesus is what this time of year and life in general is all about. Setting aside a few hours to volunteer as a couple can make a huge difference in someone’s life, and usually you end up learning something along the way.
4. Cookie Decorating
We are so excited to make some cookies this year! This is another way that you can really bless others. Taking time out of your day to deliver some goodies to your friends, family, or someone in need can really change their day for the better.
5. Visit a local bakery to try a holiday treat
This weekend, we are planning on going to a local bakery and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s so much fun to try one of their seasonal treats! Look up places near you & go try them out!
6. PJ’s & Christmas Movie Marathon
Seriously I would watch Elf ten times in a row if hubs would watch it with me! Compile a list of your favorite christmas movies and make a night of it! If you want to kick it up a notch make a blanket fort to watch them in.
7. Visit a local toy store
It’s seriously a blast going through the toys and showing your spouse what you loved as a kid! Grab a Starbucks and head to your past favorite toy store.
8. Make a festive dinner for two & talk about what you’re thankful for
It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving to talk about your blessings. Making a home cooked meal together and sharing your thoughts can make for a wonderful evening!
9. Stocking Stuffers
Head over to Target, split up in the store, and pick out a couple of small items to fill each other’s Christmas stockings! This in no way has to be expensive and the more creative the better. Set aside a small budget and have fun!
I love one of the traditions that Alex’s family had growing up. Each year all of the siblings would pick out an ornament, and my mother-in-law would write down the year and who picked it out on the back of each one. We won’t be having kiddos anytime soon but we loved starting this tradition for just the two of us. It will be so much fun to look back over the years and remember the wonderful memories associated with each ornament.
I hope that I was able to give you some fun and creative ideas to make Christmas memorable. I tried my hardest to think outside the box while still including some holiday favorites. Be sure to comment and let me know what your favorite holiday tradition is!