Looking for a Christmas tradition just for you and your partner? There are some great ways to start your own Christmas traditions as a couple.
Many Christmas traditions seem to revolve around kids but it’s nice to have traditions if you don’t have children, or even if you do it’s nice to have some that you just share with your spouse.
Christmas traditions are a great way for spouses to connect. However, with all of the busyness of the holidays, you can easily forget to spend much time as just a couple. And it’s a great way to create memories together.
My husband and I like to put up our tree together while watching Harry Potter. It sounds like a strange tradition but we put up our tree right after Halloween so it’s perfect. Some years I have even made butterbeer or another Harry Potter themed treat.
We also go look at the Christmas lights on Christmas Eve together. We’ve done that since we were dating and it’s one of my favorite traditions. One year we had a lot of snow and ice but we still went out very slowly and carefully so we didn’t have to miss this tradition.
If you aren’t sure what Christmas traditions you want to start this list can help you come up with some new ideas. It’s also fun to let them happen organically by just planning lots of fun things to do throughout the holiday season and see which things you want to repeat year after year.
Christmas Traditions For Couples
- Put up the Christmas tree together. Put on some holiday music or a movie and put up your tree. You could also have a special treat or dinner that night. Make it a special time together.
- Go out looking at Christmas lights. Turn on some Christmas music and drive around a few neighborhoods, a park or other area with nice displays. It’s also fun to fill some insulated mugs with hot cocoa to drink while you drive around. You could also do a little Christmas light scavenger hunt.
- Give each other stockings. Stockings are a lot of fun and can easily be budget-friendly. You can even have a theme like sexy stockings, childhood memories, or even set a small budget to see what you can each come up with.
- Share an advent calendar. You can use the more traditional chocolate advent calendar, fill one with dates, romantic coupons, or even a mixture of all of these things.
- Buy each other ornaments. Pick one that makes you think of your spouse, or maybe one that represents something you did that year. It’s fun to look back at all of the ones you got from each other over the years.
- Make gingerbread cookies together. Decorating gingerbread cookies can be a lot of fun, plus you get a tasty treat. There is no reason this has to be a kids’ activity. You could even take some of the cookies to an elderly family member or give some to your neighbors.
- Make a Christmas bucket list. Come up with all of the things you want to do together during the holiday season. You can use the holiday bucket list printable that comes with my Christmas planner and hang it on the fridge and try to mark off as many of the activities as possible.
- Camp out in the living room with the Christmas tree all lit up. There is something magical about a Christmas tree all lit up at night. Make a pallet on the floor and camp out like you did when you were kids. If you really prefer to sleep in your bed, just stay there for a movie and some popcorn.
- Read a book together. Take turns reading a holiday story you both enjoy.
And most of all remember to make time for each other. You likely have a lot of family and friend activities but alone time is also important. Traditions also don’t have to be serious, many of the best are kind of silly.
My husband and I like to put up our tree very soon after Halloween so we ended up starting to watch Harry Potter every year when we put up the tree. It’s not a traditional tradition but we love it!
Don’t forget to order your Christmas planner so you can keep track of all of the traditions you want to keep and make this year.