Part of the reason Christmas felt so magical when you were a kid was because of all the special things you did only at that time of year, like singing Christmas carols or helping decorate your mom's famous sugar cookies. (OK, fine. Also because of presents.)
Even though the focus is “children heavy” during the Christmas season it’s very important you two keep an eye on each other! To help you out, here's a list of suggestions to inspire you to keep those traditions alive!
📽️ Do a movie-marathon night of your mutual favorite holiday movies, like It's a Wonderful Life, Elf, and Love Actually. (He knows he secretly likes it.)
🍪 Make a special meal of both of your traditional holiday favorites.
💖 Do good together: Volunteer to make holiday visits at a nursing home, provide gifts for a family in need, or help collect for a local coat drive.
🎁 Agree to skip the shopping and buy yourselves one nice mutual gift.
🎄 Go to a Christmas-tree farm to cut down your own.
☕ Bundle up with some travel mugs of (possibly spiked) hot cocoa for a romantic moonlight stroll.
🎅 Get a grown-up picture with Santa. (You're never too old.)
👪 Forget your usual cool and don matching holiday sweaters. Or pajamas, if you're too embarrassed in public.
🛒 Take a day off work together in mid-December to actually relax in the midst of all the shopping/ traveling/cooking chaos.
⛸️ Go ice skating.
🧦 Fill each other's stockings with your favorite candies.
🕯️ Have a moment of reflection by telling each other your favorite memory of the year that's almost past.
🌟 Exchange "experience" gifts instead of material gifts: a weekend at a B&B, concert tickets, etc.
🍾 Host an annual party for all your friends with a fun theme, like White Elephant or ugly sweaters.
☃️ Drive around in your town to look at the fancy houses' lights.
❄️ After the kids are grown and flown make the most of the days off and consider jetting off to somewhere warm or the mountains for skiing.