With the holiday season upon us, you may want to consider what traditions to build with your loved ones. It’s relatively easy to find suggestions on new customs to begin with your family, but what about some holiday traditions for couples?
This article will offer you seven suggestions on innovative traditions to begin with your significant other this Christmas season.
1. Exchange Hand-Written Letters on Christmas Eve
While it may seem a bit old-fashioned, this idea offers you the opportunity to put your feelings into words. It’s something you both can treasure long after you unwrap your gifts and put away the Christmas decorations.
You may be thinking “I wouldn’t know what to write!” If this is your immediate reaction, consider these questions as you put your pen to the paper (literally!):
- What is my fondest memory of my partner?
- How can I remind my partner of my feelings for him or her?
- What are the dreams I have for our future?
- Which characteristics do I enjoy most about my partner?
2. Give Special Pajamas on Christmas Eve (naughty or nice!)
Get the Christmas festivities started early by providing one another with a new pair of pajamas. Add to the fun by setting a theme each year. Whether you choose to surprise your partner with soft and comfortable or lacy and racy, exchanging pj’s can be a tradition you maintain for years to come!
3. Create or Buy a Christmas Ornament
This tradition allows you to revisit memories through the years when you place past ornaments on the tree. Personalize the activity by purchasing ornaments with a certain theme, decorating ornaments in your home with glitter and glue, or creating an ornament containing a picture of you as a couple. Using new pictures each year will show the development of your relationship over time.
4. Have a Scavenger Hunt For Your Gifts
Add to the excitement and anticipation by designing a scavenger hunt in order for your partner to receive his or her gifts. Create a Christmas-themed scavenger hunt or choose your own theme.
Whatever you decide, hide your gifts well and create a whole morning or evening to lead up to the revelation of the presents. In doing so, you dedicate your day to enjoy each other and the gifts. This creates a more lasting memory than just spending a short moment unwrapping those presents.
5. Elf-Bomb Your Neighbors
Deck the halls with acts of kindness this year! This tradition is a great way to give back to others and spread Christmas cheer. Surprise your neighbors with one or more of the following:
- a batch of freshly baked cookies
- caroling in your neighborhood
- coupons for acts of service like babysitting or dog-walking
- an invitation for a home-cooked meal at your house
6. Build a Gingerbread House
Not only is this a fun way to spend time together, but you and your partner can enjoy your efforts by nibbling on the ingredients along the way. Whether you use a kit or the inspiration in your own mind, let this be a new (and tasty!) tradition in your home.
7. Give Each Other a Sexy Stocking
Ignite the romance this holiday season by giving your partner a Christmas stocking filled with special surprises meant only for the eyes of your partner! A sexy stocking can include anything that relates to intimacy for you and yours, such as:
- toys for the bedroom
- love notes
- massage oils
- romantic music
- edible underwear
This tradition brings romance back to the forefront, so hang the mistletoe and exchange those stockings!