This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us . All opinions are 100% mine.
Do you remember Christmas as a kid? Getting so excited as you counted down the days, waiting in anticipation. There were certain things that were just plain magical as a child, and I want to keep that magic alive for my children as much as possible.
6 Simple Ways to Keep Christmas Magical
Read Christmas Stories – Snuggling up together with the classic favorite Christmas stories will help you re-live your childhood and create those new memories with your child that they will look back on. Read about The Night Before Christmas and The Polar Express and all the other stories filled with wonder and magic.
Make a Christmas Wish List – Don’t be afraid to let your children (and yourself) dream big about all the different gifts they would love for Christmas this year. Go into Christmas wish lists with your child knowing that they won’t get everything on their wish list but that they can pick out their favorites. It’s a fun tradition that helps you as the parent know what they’re dreaming of for gifts this year and makes it easier to shop for the right gifts that will make them giddy and exciting come Christmas morning.
A New Way to Wish List
Toys”R”Us is keeping up with technology and has developed a brand new way to create your holiday wish lists. Now, it’s as easy as snapping a picture and their wish list is saved to your device for you to have with you as your out and about shopping for Christmas.
Here’s how it works:
1. First, create your Wish List account at Toysrus.com/WishList or sign in to your account if you already have one.
2. Go to Toysrus.com and take the camera icon to start building.
3. Take a picture of any item in The Great Big Toys”R”Us Book of AWWWESOME that you want to add to the wishlist.
4. Tap “add to Wish List” and it will appear there in seconds!
Toys”R”Us is helping to give back to kids in need this holiday! For every new Wish List created through November 19th, 2016, Toys”R”Us will donate $1 to Toys for Tots foundation (up to $100,000)! Head over and start a free Wish List for your children to make your holiday shopping easier. Plus, Get Inspired with Wish Lists from Toys”R”Us BFF’s including Barbie, Mr. Monopoly, and more!
Play in the Snow – Living in Phoenix, we aren’t anywhere near snow. But if so, we take a trip 3-4 hours north just to have a day playing in the snow the years that we can. Snow is completely magical for children. As adults, we might look at is something to work around, but the kids see it as an opportunity to play. Take advantage of their excitement and get out in the snow and play with them, even if it means a drive to find some snow!
Visit Santa – A lot of the magic of Christmas time revolves around the mystery of Santa and how he can deliver gifts to all the children around the world. Taking the opportunity to visit a mall Santa or maybe a Santa that is visit a local city event will keep your child believing in the magic of Santa and Christmas.
Bake Holiday Goodies – Some of my fondest memories are baking Christmas goodies with my Grandma each year. Of course they were yummy to eat, too, but the real magic in it was creating a treat that only came once a year. It seemed to slow down the holiday season for just a brief moment as we laughed and baked together.
Stick to Traditions – If your family has traditions surrounding the holidays, do everything you can to stick to your traditions even when the holiday gets busy. They are the very essences of what makes the holiday season magical as you spend that time together building memories that will stick with your family for years and years to come. Some of our favorite traditions include singing Christmas carols on Christmas Eve and driving around to see Christmas lights!
What do you do to keep the holidays magical?