Getting Ready for the Holidays and Spending Time with Your Family

Susan LaVentureIt seems it’s a busy time for many families as we get ready for the holidays, whether it’s decorating, shopping, or preparing food for special dinners and parties with family and friends. Searching and finding just the right gifts for your loved ones can be fun and can be challenging. If you celebrate the holidays by sharing gifts we’d love to hear your ideas of presents you’ve given to your child who is visually impaired that you think other parents would want to know about.

I like the holidays because the kids are out of school and many people take the time off for vacation. We have more free time to spend with the family to enjoy each others’ company and to do fun activities together. Please share with the FamilyConnect community ideas for activities you’ve enjoyed with your family whether it be a favorite recipe to cook together, or making ornaments and homemade gifts. Also many families enjoy outdoor recreation for vacation. Families end up creating their own family traditions that we’d love to hear about—and especially how your child who is visually impaired is included in the fun time.

Since FamilyConnect has its new feature to post photographs on our new social networking site—please post your photos, too, of your family’s holiday fun!

Wishing your family health, happiness, and peace in the new year!