Enjoying the holidays before, during, or after a divorce is never easy, especially during a pandemic. You are overwhelmed, anxious and, oftentimes, you don’t know what to expect. Give yourself permission to relax and to be happy this holiday season. Let C.Y. Lee Legal Group, PLLC help you through the divorce process every step of the way while you spend some much-needed time with family at home. Here are 10 fun activities you and your family can enjoy this holiday season.
1. Bake Some Cookies: Bake a batch of your favorite holiday cookies. Don’t know how to bake? Don’t sweat it! Pick up premade or frozen cookies at the store and just follow the directions. Be sure to buy sprinkles and frosting to personalize!
2. Watch A Movie: Sip on some hot chocolate and enjoy the cookies you baked while streaming your favorite holiday movie. For an added “theatre” experience, buy some popcorn, chocolate syrup, and candy. Let your kids add their holiday spin to their movie snacks.
3. Holiday Lights Tour: Take a drive around Houston and enjoy some of the most extravagant and creative lights around town guaranteed to brighten up your child’s face. Be sure to check out River Oaks, Woodland Heights, and other neighborhoods voted as top picks here.
4. Mail a letter to someone special: Have your kids write and decorate letters to make someone’s day. These cards can be delivered to children’s hospitals to show holiday love. To send cards to retirement homes, be sure to call directly to inquire about COVID-19 protocols.
5. Karaoke Dance Party: Make some new memories with your kids as you dance and sing to all the Holiday Classics. All you need is your laptop, tablet, or phone and a great speaker. Grab some flashlights and make your own spotlight. Don’t have a mic? Don’t worry! Get creative with our next activity.
6. Make-Your-Own Mic: Grab some toilet paper rolls, crayons, markers, and anything else you can find to make a mic. Don’t forget the glitter!
7. Holiday Photo Booth: For this activity, first, you’ll need a plain bed sheet, markers, and a few Command hooks. Allow your kids to create fun designs on the sheet with markers. Once ready, hang the sheet on a wall with the hooks. Second, grab some popsicle sticks, paper plates, scissors, markers and create your own props. Don’t feel like drawing out props? Print out props here. Lastly, grab your phone and take some photos. To create some fun effects, grab a few flashlights and create your own spotlight.
8. Video Chat with Family: Take some time out of your eventful day to call a special family member. Allow your kids to show them all the fun crafts they made. Be sure to take a screenshot as a memory photo!
9. Dinner Time: Have your kids help you cook your special holiday meal. Guide them through a recipe your own parents taught you or start new traditions by choosing a recipe online. Don’t feel like cooking? No problem. Check out this list of open restaurants open on Christmas for take-out. Be sure to decorate your dining table and make it a night to remember.
10. Read a book: Snuggle in with your child and read a holiday book together before bed. On the other hand, if you are feeling a bit more spontaneous, add a twist to your favorite holiday book by dressing up in character or reciting the book in your best character voice.
Remember, the holidays are meant for happy moments and for thoughts of an even better future. Stay positive. If you do run into a few questions about your divorce, be sure to reach out to C.Y. Lee Legal Group, PLLC. Staff members will contact you typically within 24 hours. Happy Holidays!
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