Gift lists. Potlucks. Gift exchanges. Family gatherings. Your to-do list grows longer as the holiday season goes on. But as the hustle and bustle revs up, don’t forget to take time out for those that matter most. Whether this means spending more quality time with your loved ones or taking time out for you, we’ve put together some tips on how to achieve both!
Enjoying the magic of the season and making memories with family is just one of the reasons this time of year is so special. Whether you’re looking to add to your own traditions or ready to start a new one, here are a few ways to cherish the moments together:
• Have a bonfire and make s’mores. Encourage kids to get messy. (Hey, you’re already outside!)
• Create an original ornament commemorating the year. Get crazy crafty or make something simple with construction paper or popsicle sticks.
• String popcorn or cereal to hang on the tree as garland. This is a great fine-motor skill building exercise for little ones and makes for a fun snack to sneak as they create!
• Bake cookies. Pass down a family recipe or simply buy take-and-bake dough (Your secret is safe with us!)
• Build a gingerbread house. Work together to create a grand masterpiece or have a decorating competition to see who can be the most creative with their design.
• Cozy up and enjoy your favorite holiday storybook or movie together. Don’t forget the hot cocoa!
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We know that so often at this time of year, you step forward to become the magic-maker, the cookie baker, the decorator, and the list creator. Make sure to add yourself to that list and make time for you. Here are a few of our favorite tips to get you through the busy holiday shopping season and keep your sanity.
• Save time and shop using Free In-Store Pickup. You can shop your local Famous Footwear’s inventory online, checkout on Famous.com, then pick up your order at the store. Most orders are ready in about 2 hours!
• Take mental timeouts during your shopping. Even if it’s only for a few minutes, make sure to give yourself a break. Sit down and enjoy a nice cup of coffee for 10 minutes or so at the mall. Your list can wait!
• Get inspired by easy gift ideas for the whole family from our Holiday Gift Guide or keep things simple by sending an eGift Card. Plus, now through 12/25, if you buy $50 in gift cards, you’ll get a $10 bonus card too! See the details here.
Happy shopping and happy holidays from Famous Footwear!