At Christmas time, families generally come together to enjoy the festivities of the holiday season. With lots of people taking time off from work just to spend more time with the people they love. Therefore, here are some fun things you and your elderly relatives can do this Christmas holiday to get into the festive spirit!
Decorate the Christmas Tree
For some people the Christmas tree will go up on December 1st, for others, it's Christmas Eve. Whether putting up the tree means climbing into the loft to retrieve it from under boxes. Or, if you plan on venturing to the garden centre to purchase a real one. Putting up the Christmas tree is always one of the first things people do. Therefore, decorating the Christmas tree is a fun activity you can do together to get into the Christmas spirit. Then, once you have finished with the tree you could even begin to put more decorations up all around the house together!
Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of home baking at Christmas time? If you can do mean mince pie, or a cracking Christmas cake, get everyone involved. Put on a bit of festive music and dance around the kitchen while you do it! Baking treats give you the opportunity to build lasting memories with your loved one whilst boosting their mood and your own.
Watch Christmas Films
Watching Christmas films is a great way to let your elderly parents relax and enjoy the holiday season. Watching a film you used to watch with them when you were a child or just putting on their personal favourite can help them enjoy themselves and bring back old memories.
Christmas is a favourite holiday for many people, and it's important for the whole family to include your elderly relatives in the fun.