Traditions

Start new Christmas traditions and keep long-lasting family rituals fresh and fun. We help you focus on what you value most for a spirit-filled Christmas.

14 Fun Family Traditions to Start Today

Start a family holiday tradition today for memories that will last a lifetime with these great ideas from Hallmark

Raising Spiritual Kids

Children of all ages need a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. Here, six religious leaders offer their advice.

Christmas: Before Kids vs. After

Remember how relaxing Christmas morning was before kids?!

Holiday Celebrations from Around the World

Kids love any reason to have a party, so why not celebrate some of the world's major holidays this year? You'll teach your child about different cultures and maybe pick up a few new family traditions.

Great Holiday Photos

Whether you're taking pictures at home or in a studio, here are tips on how to get your kids dressed -- and keep them looking spotless -- for great holiday photos.

Home for the Holidays: Easy Ideas for Celebrating with Family and Friends

Everything you do to celebrate the holidays makes your home special for family and guests. But if preparing for seasonal celebrations sounds like another burden on top of managing your family's day-to-day needs, take heart--it needn't be stressful. Try these easy ideas for keeping the holiday joyous and your home welcoming.

Christmas Crafts: Polar Bear Ornaments

These Polar Bear Ornaments are easy for kids to make. Watch this video to learn how!

8 Great Holiday Stories for the Family

A few great stories -- think Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol or Clement C. Moore's The Night Before Christmas -- transformed the way we celebrate the season. And a great book is still the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. Read on for our picks for the best holiday books to read together, and try some of our activities to boost seasonal reading fun.

One Dough, Six Christmas Cookies

Slice and bake, roll and cut, or just drop and decorate. Our versatile basic recipe is the foundation for six holiday treats that are anything but cookie-cutter.

Which Christmas Carol Fits Your Family?

Before you go a-caroling, find out which Christmas song should be your family's theme song this holiday. Will it be Silent Night, 12 Days of Christmas, Joy to the World, or We Wish You a Merry Christmas?

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Special Holiday Traditions, Shared!

We asked, you answered. Check out the holiday traditions Parents Magazine Facebook fans are looking most forward to sharing with their little ones this year.

Christmas Crafts: Ice-Pop Stick Sled Ornaments

Our Ice-Pop Stick ornaments will add a festive touch to your Christmas tree.

Christmas Before and After Kids: What It's Really Like

Everything changes once you have kids, including the way you celebrate the holidays. Gift wrapping and decorating will never be the same once you have a little elf!

Get a Great Holiday Photo

Whether you're taking pictures at home or in a studio, we have the recipe for capturing good photos of your kids during the holidays. If you follow these tips on how to dress your kids and how to keep them happy, we promise you'll have memories to last a lifetime.

18 New & Classic Holiday Traditions

Bask in the joys of Christmas with these classics and spin-offs that are sure to keep your holiday merry, busy, and bright.

17 Cute and Creative Elf on the Shelf Photos

We asked our Facebook fans to submit their best Elf on the Shelf photos, and they did not disappoint! Get some inspiration for your Elf on the Shelf shenanigans this year by browsing these creative and funny submissions from parents.

Christmas Traditions to Make the Season Special

Amid all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, how can we slow down and make this time meaningful? Our readers share their best strategies for creating unforgettable moments, from simple time-savers to heartwarming Christmas traditions they look forward to all year long.

Heartwarming Holiday Movie Quotes to Chase the Bah-Humbugs Away

Most wonderful time of the year? Not always. From party planning to gift buying, holiday stress can seriously take its toll. If you're feeling less than festive this year, check out these heartwarming holiday movie quotes that are guaranteed to give you the warm and fuzzies.

Christmas Crafts: Clothespin Skier Ornaments

Get crafty this Christmas with our Clothespin Skier Ornaments.

Hilarious Ye Olde Letters to Santa

Yes, Virginia, these are real letters written by children to Santa Claus. This selection of Dear Santas" comes from 100 years ago, proving that kids asked for the darnedest things even back then. From a paddle to spank the bad boys to a horse for an unpopular teacher, these kid requests are creative and sometimes just plain weird!

12 Latin-Inspired Holiday Traditions to Start This Year

Whether you want to start a new holiday tradition with your kids or continue one from your childhood, we have lots of inspiration from parents who know how to get in the spirit.

Holiday Cards and Tags You Can Make

Add a personal touch to your holiday cards and tags this year by crafting them at home. These projects are so easy to make, even the kids can get in on the fun.

Holiday Craft: Handprint Tree

Directions for making a miniature Christmas tree from paper.

Kids' Brutally Honest Letters to Santa

From sweet to sensible to just plain weird, these letters from kids to Santa are a must-read.

Interfaith Holidays

Your different beliefs might not have been a big deal -- until Baby arrived! Make sure there's peace and love this holiday season as you honor both of your religions.

Backstage at The Nutcracker

A behind-the-scenes peek at the classic holiday show.

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