Having an old fashioned Christmas can be different and exciting for the whole family. You can plan all kinds of events to do with the whole family on Christmas day to help enjoy the holiday to the fullest. Every family has traditions that they do on Christmas and traditions are important but sometimes you can still do your own traditions while making it a old fashioned Christmas. Like you can still open presents at Christmas time and at the same time you usually do but the presents should be hand made or something that could have been bought in the year you are planning to have your old fashions Christmas. Candles can be a main source of light for an old fashioned effect.
Things you can do to have an old fashioned Christmas can be found in many places, book, television or the net. Here are some ideas to give you an Old Fashioned Christmas. Stringing popcorn on a string to hang on your tree can be an activity that you do for an old fashioned Christmas. It helps if the popcorn is stale and the string that you string the popcorn on is waxed. Just take a threaded needle and rub a piece of wax along the string and old candle will do. Then carefully push the popcorn onto the string till you have a good amount of popcorn strung on the string. After you have a good amount of string strung with popcorn you can hang it on the tree. You can also use cranberries for stringing up to put on your tree. You can still use a waxed string just like you did with the popcorn. A paper chain can also be made to hang on the tree or around the room for decorations for an old fashioned Christmas.
An old fashioned taffy pull is fun at Christmas and can be a party saver. It is amazing how much fun can be had in a taffy pull. And then after all the taffy has been properly pulled you get to eat it. Making cutout cookies on Christmas is good old fashioned fun. You have everyone come and cut out the cookies with cookie cutters and after the cookies are baked you can have everyone decorate the cookies with frosting made into different colors. Making candy apples can be fun to make and so can popcorn balls.
Old fashioned games can be played like checkers and charades. And you can hide a pickle in the Christmas tree and give a present to the person who finds the pickle first. Outside games can be played too like sledding and tag since they would have done so in an old fashioned Christmas. And you can have a contest for the best snowman if you have snow. Singing Christmas carols can be fun and a way to go see the neighbors on the holiday and it can be fun to go around with everyone enjoying the Christmas spirit. Old fashioned Christmas carols are great to sing.
Gifts can be a challenge to make or buy but some ideas are a wooden yoyo or a china doll. Maybe a wool overcoat or a hat would be good presents to give. Marbles and jacks make good old fashioned presents to give to children or to childlike adults. And a good book is always welcome at any age. An old fashioned Christmas can be a challenge for those who want to participate in it but it can be loads of fun and it can be very memorable for years to come. If you are looking for something different in Christmas celebrations this year you may want to try having a good old fashioned Christmas.