Spending Christmas with children and young people can be truly magical as they can bring an extra level of fun and festivity to any household. Without the extra level of excitement that youngsters can bring to the Christmas period, it can sometimes feel slightly flat.
We don’t want to write a blog about how many children and young people need homes at Christmas to tug at your heartstrings, because we’d like to instead write about the joy that having young people in the home during the festive holidays. Although, if you have seen the Christmas advert from John Lewis this year you will know that there are over 108,000 young people currently in the care system.
For those whose children have moved out to build their own lives, whilst you will still likely see them at Christmas at some point, there isn’t necessarily the same excitement as seeing younger children open their presents. Who can forget the early start on Christmas morning, or the reams of wrapping paper discarded when the children have opened their presents?
For those who still have children living at home, or who perhaps have never had children at home, but who want to share the joy of the Christmas period with another young person or child, you may find that sharing in festive laughter with a child whilst creating new traditions is priceless.
The festive season is a perfect time to make new memories with our loved ones, our family and our friends. All you need is a spare room to help a child or young person to make memories that they will remember forever.
You may have a spare room that isn’t being used, and you may wish to create and make some amazing festive memories with a child or young person. If this sounds like you, we’d love to chat with you about becoming a foster carer with Affinity Fostering in 2023.