It is not just gifts that make Christmas special. You want to enjoy the entire holiday with family and friends. The following are some holiday ideas you might like to try this year.
Christmas decorating starts early in December with decorating your home both inside and out, this typically gets you in the ëmoodí for Christmas. Why not start a new tradition this year by decorating a little differently? In England homes are decorated with balloons and paper ornaments hung from the ceiling, this makes your home look more festive and in that holiday mood.
“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” –Larry Wilde
Change the color of your usual Christmas decorations.
If you typically go with red or green, why not try white or gold this year? Bring the outside into your home by decorating with white ornaments, window decals, candles and table decorations. You can spray snow on your Christmas tree and even on the inside of your windows. This is especially festive if you live in an area where there is little or no snow.
“Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” –Freya Stark
Make your own unique Christmas gifts this year. Try including gift baskets for each member of your family. Fill it with their favorite items and treats. Another great idea is for each member of the family to purchase a small gift and then donate the gift basket to a local charity. This makes the gift of giving have even more meaning.
Everyone is so busy at Christmas running around and preparing items. Make sure you take the time to sit down with your close friends and neighbours and enjoy some quality time. This doesnít have to mean giving gifts, just sit down over tea and cookies and spend some time together.
Take advantage of early Christmas specials and shop early this year. This is extremely helpful if you wish to avoid the Christmas rush and crowds in December. Use the internet for online shopping. With increased security methods, shopping online is perfectly safe and very convenient. Gifts can be purchased and received within days.
Watch a Christmas Movie:
Nothing is better than sitting and watching a traditional Christmas movie with your family. When was the last time you watched White Christmas or Itís a Wonderful life? How about listening to some traditional Christmas carols, they will bring back memories of going door to door carolling with your friends.
“I find that it’s the simple things that remind you of family around the holidays.” –Amy Adams
Try using a few of these Christmas ideas this year. You can jazz up your Christmas decorations and set a different mood in your home.
“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” –Mary Anne Radmacher