As I sat with my children at church last Sunday, I was contemplating how fast time had moved. My children are growing so fast, and getting so big. I then began to think the upcoming holidays and all the amazing memories we had created so far. My son, Joey, at 3 (now he’s 16) singing his favorite Christmas carol, which he insisted was “Joey to the World.” My daughters adding their tiny fingerprints to an ornament for their grandmother. Their faces every time they saw what was left under the three.
The holidays aren’t about getting that deal, and shopping until our feet and bank accounts cry. It’s about creating holiday memories with our children. Ones that we can look back upon and smile, and ones we can share with their children.
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Here are a few ways to make a memorable holiday season
We always say to our children that it is better to give than to receive. Sometimes they really need to see those words in action. Participate in a holiday food, clothing or toy donation. Let you child pick a name from the Salvation Army Angel Tree. My kids were so amazed that some children wanted shoes or a new jacket, and not a toy. It really made them think about all the blessings in their lives.
Look at lights
Bundle up the kids and take a ride to look at the light displays. Many local newspapers put together lists of holiday light displays around town. To keep the bigger kids interested, create a scavenger hunt (there are several available on Pinterest) of decorations to look for. We usually hit the convenience store for hot cocoa before we head out. My husband puts on Christmas music and we sing along. I just love watching my children’s eyes light up when they see an amazing display.
My kids just love helping me bake. Make a yummy plate of sugar cookies and let your children help you decorate. Wrap them up and give them to neighbors and teachers. Even the toddler can help decorate, although more frosting will be on their face and hands than on their cookie.
Grab a mug of cocoa and sit down and watch a movie together. I have the best memories with my parents watching movies all snuggled together on the couch. Sometimes, finding a movie can be quite a trial, especially a movie that the whole family can watch together. Feeln takes all the guess work out and help you reinvent the family movie night.
Feeln in a movie subscription service that gives you access to movies that inspire, entertain and delight audiences of all ages. The movie range from Hollywood blockbusters, Oscar winners and classics. Feeln also has Original Short Films that they completely create. The best part about the movie selections is that each movie has to meet 2 tests, the “Quality Test” and the “Together Test”.
Here’s what Feeln says about their tests:
We start very simple — with every movie ever made, just like everyone else. But that is where our similarities end. From there we begin curating our offering by insisting that anything you watch on Feeln must have an uplifting story with extraordinary writing, acting, and directing. It must be so well-crafted that it moves, delights, or inspires — and stays with you long after the final credits roll.
Our second standard is more difficult to meet, but critical to our charge — the “together” test. Every movie should be one that you want to watch with everyone in your home. Maybe you loved it as a kid, maybe you want to share it with your own kids — or maybe it just makes you feel good. For all these reasons, and more of your own, it’s a movie that you’ll want to experience over and over again – together.
Feeln can be watched on almost every device, including Roku, Android phones and tablets, ipads and computers. With movies ranging from “Good Will Hunting” and “Sleepless in Seattle” to “Iron Giant” and “Jumanji”, it really has something for everyone! Now, the best part….Feeln is only $3.99 a month, less than one visit through a drive through.
I’ve loved having Feeln in my home. My kids have loved the kids flicks available, especially the Rainbow Brite cartoon. Yes! That’s right! Rainbow Brite!! I’ve put Feeln on my phone, and my daughter enjoys watching as she waits for her older siblings to be picked up. It’s been so fun watching some of my favorite movies with my children. I love that I don’t have to scroll through pages of poorly made and vulgar movies to find something appropriate for the whole family. I’ve recommended Feeln to all of my friends that have high standards for what their family watches!
Log onto Feeln today, and get started. Feeln has a great selection of holiday films and Hallmark films to keep the holiday spirit thriving in your home!
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