Bring The Christmas Spirit In Your Home
One of the biggest battles around Christmas time that people struggle with is not necessarily which presents to buy for their loved ones. I find that the hardest thing about this time of year can be getting into the Christmas spirit. One of the things that I think that can make this difficult is when you go into the store to buy Halloween candy and you are standing next to the Christmas decorations. I feel as though it can be hard to get into the Christmas spirit when you think that Christmas is taking over every other holiday.
There are things that you can do that will bring the Christmas spirit into your home. The first thing that you should do is start or stick to your holiday traditions. For me, this means the day after Thanksgiving, we start going through our Christmas decorations to decide what we can still use and what needs to be thrown out. Then take the weekend to put up the Christmas decorations. Make this event special by putting on Christmas music and drinking hot cocoa. Pick a time when everyone in the house can be home so that this can be done together. The important thing to remember about Christmas is that this is a holiday that is all about family.
You should also never underestimate the power of a fire, both fake and real. If you have a fireplace, be sure to enjoy it safely during the holidays. If not, you can get faux fireplaces that offer the same ambience. And then there is Netflix, where you can get a yule log to stream right on your television. This is especially perfect when you are all sitting together while unwrapping presents.
Advent calendar is a great way to bring Christmas spirit in your home
You can also get an advent calendar. They have a wide variety of options for this, from reusable wooden options to simple one-time use ones that you can find in the store. This is a great way to get the kids in the mood for the holidays. Advent calendars allow children to get little treats every day while counting down to the holiday. Children love the hype leading up to the main event. It can also be great for you to start off the season helping your children make a Christmas list or write a letter to Santa. The joy on their faces at this time of year are unbeatable.
I understand that it can be hard to get into the Christmas spirit. Everyone has their own struggles. But this time of year is magical. There are miracles that happen all around us during the Christmas season. People are being more charitable and spreading cheer wherever they go. There may be a lot of bad press around this holiday but there is a lot more good. So enjoy your peppermint mocha or your eggnog, gather up all of your favourite people, and start off your holiday celebrations right so that you can be in the Christmas spirit all season long.