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.

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Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Parents (You're Welcome)
The holiday season signals the return of your Elf on the Shelf, and this is your cheat sheet to fun, easy, and last-minute ideas for your elf that are totally doable—yes, even if you forgot and have 5 minutes in the morning to prep!
4 Multiracial Families Share How They Make the Holidays Work
When the season kicks off, these multicultural families know there's not just one way to celebrate—especially when there are so many traditions to go around!
My Family's Christmas-Tree Tradition
Like Christmas trees in family homes all around the world, Parents editor Liz Vaccariello's twinkles with the starts of stories.
25 Holiday Traditions to Start This Year
We’ve got ideas for kid-friendly holiday activities and sweet surprises to make this your family’s most meaningful season yet.
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7 Ways to Keep the Magic of Christmas Alive for Older Kids
Because there's no reason big kids can't have just as magical of a holiday as little ones.
Kids' Brutally Honest Letters to Santa

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