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It's easy to get caught up in the holiday frenzy. As parents, our lives are always hectic, but when you add in the craziness that is December, time has a way of slipping by faster than you can say "jingle." But we know these years of being a mom to little ones doesn't last forever, which is why it's important to take time to appreciate them and take a lot of photos! For some ideas on how to savor the moments, we looked to some of our dock parents and included some of our own favorite holiday traditions. We hope these tips help inspire you and set the tone for a warm and fuzzy holiday season you'll remember for years to come!
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Drink it all in!
Spend the morning--or the day--in your robe and PJs drinking tea (you) and milk (the kids). Enjoying a lazy day together as a family before the chaos of holiday celebrations begin allows you some breathing room and a sense of calm. This is also a good time to read your little ones your favorite holiday books and talk to them about traditions and what the holidays really mean to your family. Hint: It's not all about the "getting stuff" -- it's the memories that last.
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Set family goals for 2018
Asking your kids what they hope to achieve for the coming year can be an eye-opening and adorable conversation. Talking to your partner about your own 2018 wish list can help you prioritize as a family. Maybe this is the year you'll take a big family trip together or purchase a big ticket item. Whatever your goals are for 2018, actually taking the time to identify them and plan for them will help make them a reality.
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Deck the halls!
If you're dreaming of a white Christmas -- we say go for it! The thing about holiday decor is that it doesn't have to be traditional to be beautiful. Mixing different shades of white in the form of frosted garlands, white washed pine cones and white accent pillows makes for a serene and stylish setting this holiday. And while you're at it--dock the halls, too with a new DockATot cover to complement your decor. Our classic Pristine White cover, Dream Weaver or Carrera Marble will match your decor and look amazing in photos.
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Get snap happy
Capturing your family's holiday moments on camera is essential to holding onto those memories. Make a pledge to yourself that you're going to do something with those photos, rather than just let them sit on your phone until next year. Upload them onto your favorite photo sharing site and create a calendar, a poster, or a photo book. Did we mention this also makes the perfect present for the grandparents?!
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