By Tracey Clayton,
Have you ever wondered why children are so affected by that holiday euphoria? It certainly isn’t just about the presents…or is it? No, while children enjoy getting presents (who doesn’t?), there’s a much deeper meaning to all of it and a lot of different factors which are responsible for that holiday frenzy. So if you’re ready to dive into the magical world of childhood once again, perhaps you’ll be a step closer to finding out why kids really love holidays.
You Can Feel It in the Air
There is just something magical about the complete holiday season; it’s as if you can actually feel it approaching. The whole anticipation, the suspense and mystique which follow the season can almost be felt in the air. Children have the ability to sense these things more deeply, perhaps because their carefree minds and open-hearted personalities can focus just on the enchantment and splendour which are going on around them. Somehow the whole everything is possible mantra, becomes true during these times and children need to believe it.
It’s About Family…
One of the most important things by far is surely the fact that holiday seasons are all about family, friends and togetherness. Children are very much fond of that particular loving atmosphere that reigns over the world during this season and have great value for those precious moments spent with their loved ones. It’s also the time where parents take a break from work and dedicate themselves more to their children, which is especially crucial for these little innocent beings.
…and About Tradition
Holiday traditions are one of the most distinctive features of this season and there’s no doubt that children eagerly anticipate the beginning of yet another festive period. While there are some general customs which are well known to everybody, what makes holidays so special are those little family wonts which are practiced just during a specific festivity. Every family has its own, whether that is watching holiday movies all together, baking treats or going on a small excursion, kids particularly treasure these beloved traditions.
Gifts Are a Bonus
While it certainly isn’t the only thing that children look forward to, it’s definitely a good enough bonus. But it’s not just about receiving presents, but also about the art of giving. Children are taught from an early age about the value of sympathy, and giving to the less fortunate and are always eager to help someone in need. Also, during the Christmas season, the whole concept of writing to Santa Claus and anticipating his arrival makes the whole holiday season that much better.
Food Is Amazing
And who can forget about all those tasty treats and baked goods which are an essential part of every major holiday. These feasts and the variety of decadent treats are enough to make the holiday season one of the most appealing periods in a child’s life. Another thing is the whole preparation process of these delicacies, where it’s quite common for the whole family to participate in making these goodies.
The Art of Decoration
Lastly, there is probably nothing more satisfying than spending the holiday’s surrounded by magical lights, flashy ornaments and divine decorations. Not only is everybody in the holiday spirit and all stores, buildings and trees are decorated, but the sole act of embellishing your home as a family is a moment worth of praise. Most children simply live for the moment of decorating the Christmas tree and fortunately, there are all kinds of online stores such as Amazing Christmas which specialize in Christmas decorations, baubles, wreaths, garlands and trees that can be delivered straight to your door, making this season that more jolly.
Tis the season to be jolly! Everybody knows that children experience things more deeply than adults. This is especially visible in that holiday season around Christmas, New Year’s, Easter and Thanksgiving. Perhaps the world would be a better place if we learned to value certain things as kids do.
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate about writing. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”