Start the beautiful morning of Christmas with Christmas carols. It is an occasion of joy and celebration. Cool Christmas gifts are one of the most attractive features.
For some families, there is a long tradition of gathering to attend a church service on Christmas Eve. For others, a holiday party brings together loved ones for a night of revelry. Whatever it is you and yours plan on doing, making sure each of the kids dresses appropriately will be one of your biggest challenges. Finding a way to get the children to put on their best clothes is sometimes just as much a part of Christmas as lights on the tree!
Regardless of how much you would like to avoid the hassle, having the girls in pretty dresses and the boys in nice shirts and stylish pants will give you the opportunity for some great family photos – not to mention priceless memories.
Here are a few things to consider, whether you’re picking out fancy dresses or fashionable suits for your kids:
As you go out to find the perfect outfit, keep in mind the general feel of the event. Some hosts like to ask guests to dress in a certain color, while others hope to create some hilarity by encouraging visitors to wear the ugliest Christmas sweater possible. Of course, if you are planning on attending a living Nativity at your church, it may be more appropriate to go with something formal.
When you’re out shopping, it’s easy to get carried away in the spirit of the season and purchase the best-looking item. Before you do, take into account how often the dress or sweater can be worn. Is it a one-off or something that can be spread out into other parts of the year? This may help you narrow down your choices and justify buying something that costs a little more.
3. Involve the Kids
It may sound like a simple thing, but a great way to ease the tension when it comes time to get dressed for the occasion is to let the children have a say in what they will be wearing. Though it may be wise to provide them with the options (and prevent any outlandish selections), allowing them to exert some independence gives them a sense of pride – and makes them that much more likely to want to put on their new clothes.