Making Family Time Matter this Holiday Season!

The winter holiday season is just around the corner. Usually, what this brings for most households is a mishmash of decorating, buying presents, attending holiday parties, and making baked goods. It can be easy to lose sight of what is truly important – your time, and being present for your loved ones.

Make a pact with yourself that this year will be different. Time is something we can never get back. Cherish moments with your children, aging parents and grandparents.

Making Meaningful Connections during the Holidays

Truly being present with family, creating lasting memories, and feeling a sense of connection is not only fun, but good for your overall health and wellness.

As you are shopping, baking and celebrating family traditions, here are some ideas of how to create meaningful connections for all generations during the holidays:

Prep for the holidays together! When preparing for the holidays, explore ways to engage both the young and old in your family in tasks like decorating your (and their) home, baking goodies or even sending out holiday cards. You not only check items off your list, but you help create warm connections and opportunities for sharing favourite memories from the past.

Tepperman’s recommends:

km.083-5pc-k_1Acadia 5-Piece Power Sectional

The Acadia Sectional gives you quality, durability and comfort, all thanks to its unique 100% luxurious leather seating upholstery. This gorgeous set boasts power headrest, seating for 5 and 3 pad-over-chaise recliners, giving you everything you need to sit back and relax the day away!

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T3521-50_2Cottage Lift-Top Cocktail Table with Casters

Put your feet up and relax with bungalow chic style Cottage Lane table ensemble. The table boasts an appealing mix of materials, such as pine veneer and solids, rattan baskets, casters, and weathered bronze hardware. This collection offers plenty of storage and lifestyle appeal.

 

 

Play board games or cards
We’ve all been at family get-togethers where you find it hard to connect due to either physical or emotional distance that life has created. Games are a great icebreaker and help gather everyone around a common experience, regardless of the age. Playing games during the holidays promotes healthy competition, opportunity for good humour fun and jokes, and even improves your health by stimulating your brain and encouraging social interaction.

Tepperman’s recommends:

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Ruby 5 Piece Game Table Set

Host great game nights with friends and everyday dinners with this 2-in-1 game table and game chair set. The felted game table top can be reversed to show a veneered dining table top. A Medium Walnut finish and pedestal shape give the table a classic feel, while the game surface is all about fun with friends. Upholstered chairs on casters complete the set, promising comfort and an easy-to-clean faux leather material.

 

Limit Technology Use
Technology can both connect and disconnect us from people in our lives.  When we’re posting, sharing, liking and commenting in the digital world, we’re not really present in our family gathering. When visiting aging parents or grandparents for the holidays, make sure it’s quality time. Encourage your loved ones to share stories and engage with them as much as possible. Your kids will enjoy learning things you didn’t know, and your parents will benefit from the social interaction.

Tepperman’s recommends:

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Polk MagniFi Mini Home Theatre Soundbar 

Big sound. Small package. The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini sound bar with subwoofer pumps out big, room-filling sound without the bulk. It boasts a 6-driver speaker array and Dolby Digital surround sound processing for immersive audio, as well as Patented Voice Adjust technology for crisp dialogue. Bluetooth and GoogleCast enable wireless connectivity. Great for listening to favourite holiday hits while spending time with loved ones.

 

Happy Holidays from Tepperman’s!

 

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