For families and individuals who want to make Christmas 2021 counts, here is how you can make the best of the season. Replete with festive joy, this is an interesting and enlightening guide to enjoy your Christmas Eve until your heart sings!
Adorn your Breakfast with Christmas Themes
How about starting your day with a special breakfast that sets your soul on fire for the great day to come? You can warm yourself up by preparing a delicious toast or a cake that you can spruce up with some delightful Christmas themes.
Decorate your home and stuff it full of joyful decorations!
For those who aspire for elegance and lustre, you can embark on a small project to create a Christmas Card Holder, on which you can hinge all your greeting cards and heart-warming messages. Whether you are a procrastinator or whether your artistic intuition isn’t finely tuned as it should be, you can create a no-brainer design by using some red ribbons and joyful photos. You can make a more complex one though by quilting some pocket interiors and flaps on a piece of fabric. Try a grapevine wreath on your door along with some stylish white shifting LED lights.
Make a Christmas budget and stick to it
Avoid scrambling for shopping and hoarding extra things that you won’t need. Joggle down the things you need to buy, the friends you wanna invite, and so on. Opt for recyclable plates, cups and cutlery. They are budget-friendly and can spare you a hell of time you will need to spend in front of your sink. You don’t need to create something that is over-the-top; cheerful hospitality doesn’t have to square with spending a lot of money. By sorting out all the things you need to do, you avoid the killing moments of budget-busting.
Give and Give Abundantly
Donate your money, time, and energy to those whom you find needy. Giving Christmas to other people who can’t afford to celebrate will soon bring its own delight and give you a sense of purpose in life. Purchase them a Christmas tree, buy a present, or offer some other kind of help. Sending Christmas cards is a caring convention during this time of the year. Therefore, write some thoughtful notes about how you’re thinking of everyone and wish them well. Let kindness flow out freely and soon it will start flowing in. Love is the key to happiness, and you must hear it banging your door once you start volunteering.
Get in Touch with your Family
We know who difficult it is to survive ensemble feasts with in-laws, but a lonely Christmas isn’t all fun though. Therefore, you need to hatch a plan regarding how you can hook up with everyone without much stress. Instead of going round in circles regarding how you can spend the holiday together synonymous with meeting everyone’s expectations, try to have such edgy conversation way earlier because they will get more tense as Christmas gets closer. Remember that joy lies in being jolly and easy-going not in clenching onto your ideas and plans; by getting yourself to compromise, you will be sparing yourself a lot of unnecessary tension. As the saying goes, good things come in small packages.
Avoid Social Media As Much As You Can!
Nothing can ruin your joyous Christmas more than the comparison trap of social media. No matter how hard you try to be on the holiday spirit, your euphoria will fade away once you scroll down your time line. In her book “Love Your Life Not Theirs”, Rachel Cruze writes, “I’ve come to realize that when we start comparing ourselves to other people, we’re playing a game we’ll never win.”
Count Down to Christmas
You can use an advent calendar to set Christmas spirit in motion. It is a calendar made up of 25 spaces that lead up to Christmas Day. Each day, you open the door, the calendars presents you some small joyful treats, such as pieces of chocolate, small toys ¬–apiece for each day. Other calendars include some delightful quotations that can prepare you for the season to come.
Let Nostalgia Float
We all know that children enjoy Christmas more than adults do. Adults always complain that they cannot relish this jolly spirit anymore as if a monster has devoured it! Therefore, bringing those childhood moments to life can be an effective solution to recall this bygone happiness back. You can do this by watching classic Christmas movies that you used to love when you were a child. Whether such classics are funny, silly, or serious, they will surely send you backwards in time to the good old days. You can also introduce your kids to such classics in a funny way; for instance, you can create a playlist on YouTube that encompassing all Christmas movies, audible stories, and songs from the 80s. Open this playlist and set the time wheel in motion.