Best Lights Award

During the Christmas season, we enjoy doing a few simple traditions that bring joy to others in small ways. Every year on our Christmas countdown paper chain we like to include a drive or walk to see Christmas lights. As my kids got older, I was looking for ways to keep them engaged and teach them to think of others during the holiday season. Enter, the Best Lights Award! We keep it easy and just give the award to a few houses we like with a store-bought treat. But this could easily snowball into a full day activity: making a special treat to give, crafting a voting matrix with your math-minded kiddo, helping your child learn to write your last name on the award, or taking the time to draw a map of the neighborhood lights to share with a friend.

Best Lights Award

How We Give The Best Lights Award

Over the past few years, taking a walk around our neighborhood and doling out a few “Best Lights Awards” has been easy, inexpensive and fun for our family. It gets us out, lets us enjoy where we live and allows us to show our appreciation for the people who make Christmas magical in our neck of the woods.

Free Printable

I thought this might be a fun tradition for you to add to your holiday festivities, so I had Black Julep Design create a darling printable to make it even easier on all of us!

I am hoping your family might enjoy giving the best lights award too! Just right click on the image, save and print!

What simple traditions do you love at Christmas time? Who do you think will earn the best lights award in your neighborhood this year? I can’t wait for your family to try this!