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5 meaningful Family Activities to Enjoy during the Holidays

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5 meaningful Family Activities to Enjoy during the Holidays


Whether you’re hosting relatives from out of town or welcoming family from nearby, the holiday season is a cherished time for loved ones to come together and enjoy quality moments. This special occasion often becomes a unique bonding experience across multiple generations, as grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, kids, and perhaps even great-grandkids gather to celebrate the season.


If you’re going to enjoy a multigenerational holiday, you’ll want to make the most of this special occasion. Here are five ideas to unite everyone during this multigenerational holiday:


  1. Cook Family Recipes Together: Food and family are inseparable. Whether it’s a traditional recipe passed down through the years or an exploration of new flavors, consider cooking or baking as a way to connect different generations. Engage everyone by choosing a dish to prepare together, fostering teamwork. For added fun, introduce a friendly competition with child/adult teams competing to make the best appetizer, dessert, chili, or any other dish.


  1. Browse Through Photo Albums: Sharing stories brings people closer, and adding visuals to those stories creates unforgettable moments. Dust off old photo albums and reminisce about the past. Explore school pictures, recall celebrations from earlier times, and laugh over the changing styles throughout the decades. Pictures serve as a powerful tool to connect generations and breathe life into stories.


  1. Arrange a Multigenerational Photography Session: Capture the rare moment when everyone is together by scheduling a professional photography session, such as at JCPenney Portraits. It’s a delightful group activity, and the resulting photographs will become cherished keepsakes for generations. Take advantage of the limited-time Home for the Holidays offer, including discounts on digital albums, prints, holiday cards, and more.


  1. Host a Holiday Movie Night: Create a cozy atmosphere with blankets, snacks, and a classic holiday movie night. Choose a timeless cinematic tale that grandparents enjoyed in their youth and want to share with the whole family. Enhance the experience by sampling old-fashioned and vintage candies available online or at specialty shops. And, of course, don’t forget the popcorn!


  1. Enjoy a Board Game Night: Foster friendly competition by planning an evening of board games suitable for all ages. Customize the game selection based on the attendees’ ages, or explore a variety of options that engage everyone. If board games are scarce, consider borrowing from friends, neighbors, or finding affordable options at local thrift stores. Classic card games and dominoes are timeless choices that never go out of style.


As the holiday season unfolds, the experts at JCPenney Portraits extend warm wishes to your entire family—from the young to the young at heart. May your holidays be filled with wonderful memories that make this season truly magical. Schedule your photography session with JCPenney Portraits today and take advantage of special holiday offers!


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