New Traditions To Try With Your Kids Every Year

Every family has their standard traditions, but there’s always room for something new and different. You want to make memories and traditions with your kids so that they can carry on with their children. Check out these new traditions to try with your kids every year.

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Fun Way to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022!

Was it a fabulous year? One you can’t wait to say goodbye to?  Either way, if you’re celebrating the fact that this year is finally over, or, unfortunately coming to an end, a celebration is in order! How are we celebrating? We’re throwing a mini New Year’s Eve party. I’ve put together fun Countdown Bags full of goodies to help Countdown each hour until the New Year (FYI, or half hour…depending on the age of your kiddos 😉).

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Best TOLEDO Gifts of Experience to Give this Christmas 

What’s the best gift you can give this Christmas? Time. The best gift you can give is the gift of your time.  Think about it, how much time do you spend at work, commuting, running errands, where are you spending a significant amount of your time? Chances are it’s not with your spouse/partner, children, parents, siblings, neighbors or friends. This Christmas give the best gift you can give, make epic memories by spending quality time with loved ones, and enjoying some of the best experiences Toledo has to offer! Including….

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Free online videos from Santa!

We made this Christmas even more magical with Portable North Pole and you can too!

Portable North Pole makes it easy to safely celebrate Christmas with Santa with up to 60+ messages ready to be personalized for your loved ones. Whether you’re sending a message to a child, a teenager, or even a grown-up, Santa will amaze everyone on your list! Stay comfortable in your own home and explore their collection of calls, video calls, and video message scenarios that make the perfect gift for your friends and family near and far – or even for large groups like your employees!

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Real or Fake?

Where do you stand when it comes to the Christmas tree, artificial or real? My father might have been the original Clark Griswold, some of my earliest and fondest memories are of getting all bundled up and heading out to the frosty majesty of the winter landscape in search of one of the most important Christmas symbols, the Christmas tree. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to continue the tradition with my children. Though I will admit it’s not all warm hugs, smiles, compliments, matchy outfits, and hot cocoa topped with whipped cream that all the Instagram posts make it out to be. It’s more like an adventure or welcomed parental challenge if you will, there’s some resistance, etiquette, and ultimately a compromise. Resistance? Who could resist such a magnificent family experience?  Tweens and Teens. 

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10 Magical Events to attend with Kids Christmas 2022 in Toledo

It’s funny, I couldn’t tell you what I wore the Christmas of 1990 (I’m sure it was a gorgeous dress that matched my siblings and we all looked adorable mom), or what gifts I opened from under the tree, or even if we had snow that year. What I do remember is sipping hot chocolate as we walked through the zoo at night (that in itself is pretty cool to kids) in wonderment at the Lights before Christmas with close family friends, rushing ahead of my parents in awe of the Christmas magic at Children’s Wonderland, touring the over the top decorations at Holidays in the Manor House with my grandparents, seeing the classic, A Christmas Carol, & watching the joy on my father’s face as he recited lines as we watched the classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. That’s the thing about Christmas; it really isn’t about the perfect gift it’s about the time spent with loved ones. So this Christmas let’s focus less on the number of goods under the tree and more on the quality of time spent making childhood memories that our children will cherish for a lifetime.

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