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Halloween has come and gone and the beginning of December is near. The holiday spirit has already arrived to most store aisles and people everywhere are starting to get into the festive mood. Our 4-year old loves seeing the decorations at the stores, the lights, trees and all the festive fun around, I can’t wait to get our own decorations out once December arrives!

Are you ready for the holidays? Below are some tips to help you get into the holiday spirt, Christmas will be here before you know it!

1. Watch Christmas Movies.

Get yourself some popcorn and stream a classic Christmas movie. Nothing gets me into the holiday spirit more than watching a good holiday flick. It is also fun to play kid’s Christmas classics for the little ones, perfect for family movie night!

2. Make Christmas Themed Crafts

Whether you’re making handmade ornaments for your own Christmas tree or to give to grandparents, crafting paper chains to deck the halls of your own home, or making homemade Christmas cards now it is the time to starting making “holiday themed” crafts with your children. Remember Christmas cards need to be sent out a month before Christmas so they make it to the recipients on time!

3. Listen to some Christmas Music

Now is the time to bring out your favourite Christmas songs, add a Christmas songs playlist to your phone and sing along with your children. I love hearing my son sing along to all of my very own favourites. So fun!

4. Holiday Desserts and Snacks

Have your children help you bake some sugar cookies, make a gingerbread house or bake a festive holiday dessert, anything that reminds you of the holidays. How about getting an Advent calendar? We bought a KINDER® Advent calendar last year and it was a hit. We already purchase this year’s too and we are hoping to make it a yearly tradition.

5. Get in the Spirit of Giving

Don’t forget that the holidays are also about giving! Volunteer to serve food at a local community kitchen, donate to underprivileged children in the city, make an effort to help others and give something. It is important to teach little ones about thinking of others as well, specially those who need it most.

Finally just have fun, the holidays are a great opportunity to surround yourself with loved ones and the people you care about and enjoy life. If you are in Toronto from Nov 7-16 be sure to stop by the KINDER® SURPRISE® Smile Booth at The Royal Winter Fair to share your joyful smiles!

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