With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time for the tree to go up and the lights to sparkle at night. We all live busy lives but with the festive season upon us families are being brought together, and it is important to include your loved one in the Christmas festivities as often as you can.
Your loved ones want to see their grandchildren’s faces light up when they open their presents, they want to be there for the family conversations, and most importantly they want to watch their family come together during the most wonderful time of the year.
Here are some tips on how to include your loved one during Christmas.
Decorations are everywhere
Gather the whole family together one weekend and decorate your loved ones room. Fill it with tinsel, fairy lights, wreaths, possibly a tree, whatever you can think of that is festive.
It is a great excuse to get the family together and help make your loved one a little bit happier. Once you’re done sit back and relax, Christmas is a time for family, so spend what you can with them.
Do I smell food?
If you can’t bring your loved one to your family Christmas then bring the family Christmas to them. It’s time for baking; Christmas is the only time of the year where calories don’t count, so make the most of it.
Get all the grandkids together and bake till your hearts are content, once it’s done bring it to your loved one and have a feast, because why not, it’s Christmas.
It’s the 25th of December
So it’s Christmas day, your family has plans for Christmas at a designated house but your loved one can’t make it. It can be difficult to come to terms with, but there is no reason why you can’t do the day in halves.
Columbia Aged Care will make a Christmas lunch, and well that is just an excuse to have two yummy Christmas lunches. Give your loved one their presents while you’re there and just have fun.
Christmas can be hard for your loved one when they aren’t included in the festivities, so make sure you keep in touch with them as often as you can, and always make Christmas day plans with them so that they always feel included in the family.