Christmas Eve is near, and I am worried about getting the whole family along on Christmas. I recall the last year’s eve when the meetup ended with anger in the air. I am afraid it will happen again, but I don’t want to ticket out my family members. If you fit into the scenario mentioned above, too, this guide is written to help you know how to make sure your whole family gets along on Christmas.
Send Customized Invitation
Everyone likes to be felt special. When it is decided which family members will be your guests this Christmas, the next step is to invite them. What if you send them the customized invitations this time rather than sending a ‘1 click send to all’ invitation? There are plenty of free websites on the internet that offers ready-made templates to create a customized card with the guest’s name. It will take an abundance of your precious time, though, but this action will kick start the Cheerful Christmas day before even the day falls in.
Avoid Conflicting Discussions
Most of the time, the argument between two people starts from a discussion session. If your brother and your sister-in-law always fall into a heated argument because of differences of opinion, it is better to avoid conflicting discussions. Mostly the discussion on politics or believes end up at a turned-over table. Declare in a lighter tone at the start of the meet-up that no conflicting discussions are allowed.
Plan Some Activities
It is a good idea to engage your guests in fun activities like guessing the movie name or a cooking session in the backyard. You can plan some fun games, too, like turning the bottle or passing the cushion. In this way, all of your family members will stay involved in the games and spend quality time together while you can set the dinner table.
Prepare Their Favorite Dinner
Rather than cooking a big pot full of one dish, try preparing different dishes in less quantity. Research shows that the food is consumed less if there are more dishes. Also, by keeping in mind your mother’s favorite dish and your sisters’ must-have dessert, you can make them happy. When serving the meal, present them their favorite dishes by mentioning that you prepared the food keeping their choices in mind.
Give Customized Gifts
Gift-giving enhances goodwill and love. If you know the choices of your family members, prefer giving them the things they like. It may be a t-shirt for your father and her favorite colored shoes for your sister. If you are out of budget, go for a nicely packed chocolate with flowers. Chocolates and flowers are the best gifts that one can give on any occasion and everyone likes them too.
Don’t Expect Much
Expectations always hurt. Now that you have tried your level best to make sure your whole family gets along on Christmas, just leave the rest on time. Don’t expect that all of your efforts will be noticed and appreciated right away. Expecting the appreciation in return of an act usually ends up otherwise. Do the best of what is in your hands and let the waves flow with the river.
The Final Thoughts
You had an option to book a flight and fly to your favorite destination for Christmas. You rather decided to spend the time with your family and try to make their Christmas Eve memorable. That’s so nice of you. Try the ideas we have penned down for you, and we are sure you will be successful in getting your whole family along on the day.