Reduce Holiday Stress with Creativity
The holiday season is a busy time for families. Between party planning, shopping, and wrapping gifts it’s important to make a little time for take a deep breath and have some creative fun! Engaging in something creative can have a calming effect during the frenzied season.
By incorporating creative activities, the holidays can be even more meaningful for everyone in the family.
Take a Creative Break
Busy parents rarely take the time to reenergize and enjoy the season. Take a break and snap some fun family photos to frame or place in a photo album. Write a poem about the season. Try a new cookie recipe. Hand paint placemats for your holiday meal. Make your own scented potpourri to keep or give as gifts.
Creative Family Fun
Stepping away from video games and computers can offer families a better way to connect. An organized activity like a trip to the ceramic studio or a local museum can be great fun, but something simple works, too.Try setting up a puzzle station on the kitchen table. Make holiday decorations with back to basics construction paper and glue. A family field trip to a local museum
Give Creative gifts
Younger kids will love craft kits, sets of colored pens, pencils, or paints, a pad or art paper and an art book all tied up with twine or a holiday bow. For older tweens and teens, several scans of yarn, knitting needles and a how-to-crochet book will offer hours of fun during the holidays. A certificate for a creative class cooking, painting, or creative writing can be a wonderful, unexpected gift.
Creative outlets can help keep the holidays fun and help you slow down and enjoy the moment. Whatever your creative endeavor enjoy it. Creativity is not about perfection; it’s about process.