Ways to spend time with family this festive season
Festivals are all about spending time with our near and dear ones and having fun. However, sometimes they can also be stressful. Remember when we were kids, our moms began the preparations for Diwali at least a month prior? However, with our on-the-go lifestyle and busy routines, we now tend to keep all the heavy lifting for the last minute. Needless to say, we spend more time doing chores and less time with our family.
If you are also stuck doing the chores at the last minute, here are some helpful ideas to spend less time getting things done and more time making memories.
Every Indian family makes more than one dish during festivals, and some helping hands will surely be helpful. Also, as food is an inseparable part of our culture, it is all the more important for family members to cook together.
Festivals are a time for the whole family to get together and celebrate. Therefore, it is also the time to educate your kids about their extended family. Plan a fun activity like making your family tree chart with kids. You can use Kintree, a family tree creator and family social network, to create your chart. This activity of making your family tree project will not only make your kids familiar with the ancestors but also refresh your memory as you take a walk down memory lane.
Shopping for the festival can be a tedious job. Therefore, it is better to tackle this obstacle together. Create a list of things you require for the festival, and start shopping for them at least two weeks before the festival to avoid the last-minute hush-hush. You can also divide the list into things you can buy online and the ones you prefer to buy offline. This way, you don’t have to do multiple rounds of the market. Also, make it a point to go shopping with your family members so that you can get done with your list in one go and avoid any return or exchange trips.
Make a cleaning checklist.
Sharing chores between family members is a smart way to get things done. Sit with your family and enlist all the tasks that are to be done. Divide the tasks among the family members to ensure the workload is shared equally. Kids can also help with small tasks enlisted. This way, they can learn to be responsible and work.
Make rangoli and light up the house.
Making rangoli and lighting up the house for the festive season is not just a task but also a great time to bond with your loved ones and celebrate the festival. Divide the responsibility of putting up the lights among the family members so you can decorate the whole house faster. You can organise a rangoli competition among your family members or collaborate and make a big rangoli. Whatever you choose, the idea is to have fun and make memories. You can use the Kintree family tree builder to create an online family photo album and share it with all your family members in one go.
Arrange fun activities
Planning fun activities for family members is a creative way to add festive vibes to your homes. Board games, theme parties and competitions are a great way to create happy memories with your extended family.
We hope these ideas will help you spend quality time with your loved ones and make memories this festive season.
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Kintree is a family social network for you to connect with your loved ones. It is the ultimate destination to stay in touch with your family members anytime, anywhere and on any device. Kintree is revolutionizing the way we bond with our family like never before.
With Kintree, you don’t have to worry about keeping your social and family life separate, as you can only connect with your family members on Kintree. Staying connected with your long-lost relatives regularly has now become fun and hassle-free. It is a blessing for those who work long working hours and have no time to bond with their extended family.
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Our Foreroom feature is even more exciting. Using this feature, you can
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In the family tree section, you can learn even more about your family through your grandparents and living relatives than you did before. One of the easiest ways to uncover your family story is to create a family tree chart.
Here is how you can make your family tree.
- Go to the Family tree section.
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- Repeat these steps to add your extended family.
Add exact details like names, birthdays, photos and videos, if any, to create an elaborate family tree chart.
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