Christmas comes second to none when it comes to festivity, joy and time with your loved ones. It marks the most important holiday season for everybody, and thoroughly ushers in the New Year as well.
You might not want to celebrate the religious aspect of the holiday but here are certain things you should always do to ensure you as well as your close ones have a smile on their face –
- Bring a Christmas tree home and keep it very simple
Try to keep it as simple as you possibly can – work with what you already possess. While we love matching the tree to the décor and fancying up the entire setup, it might not be a bad idea just to keep things very simple. You might still want to use a few of your favourite decorations to add some sparkle, just to keep the child inside you happy as well.
- Spend time with your loved ones
There is never a more suitable moment in the year to spend time with your loved ones but during Christmas. The holiday spirit brews a child-like happiness and serves as an opportunity to connect with family and friends, amidst some delicious food and beautiful decoration.
- Read a Christmas book
Peruse through the Christmas section of your favourite bookstore. Picture yourself sitting in your favourite sofa with a nice little pre-Christmas drink and reading about Ebenezer Scrooge or Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. Not to mention, the beautiful poem and carol books that you will probably find in the front shelf of the main storefront.
- Start a new Christmas tradition
Well, if you’re not one for making those flamboyant and less than realistic New Year resolutions, it might not be a bad idea to maybe start a new Christmas tradition this year. It can be as small as starting a small dance routine while somebody else in the room sings your favourite Christmas carols.
- Visit a Christmas market
There are not too many more beautiful and picturesque locations than Christmas markets during this time. Not only are they great festive destinations to explore with friends and family, but also the most perfect place to buy last-minute gifts.
- Watch a Christmas movie
From “A Beautiful Life” to “A Christmas Carol”, it is very soothing and cathartic to connect with your childhood memories associated with those characters and movies once again. Amidst the fast pace and rigor of daily life, such tender moments with a sense of innocence amongst them tend to make oneself calm, composed and motivated with life.