Although I might not be in America, I still use the American holiday calendar to measure when Christmas celebrations can appropriately begin. Unfortunately, that would leave me with less than a month to bask in the Christmas glow. I think you can understand why I feel the need to change things up a bit. Let’s enjoy Christmas music! Tastes! Sights! Smells! I have no problem saying that I’m ready to dive head first into the Christmastime bonanza. It feels appropriate. Goodness knows I, and everyone around me it seems, needs a little Christmas, right this very minute.
Spending a little time everyday on the holidays helps me connect to the season. The deadlines may weigh on us, but taking a few moments to do something special shifts the dark days of December from routine to something truly special. I may not have to time to throw the perfect Pinterest holiday party, but burning a holiday candle brings the holidays closer, no matter what I need to do. What are you doing to get ready for the holiday season?
- Watch A Christmas Story
- Buy an advent calendar
- Get a festive scented candle
- Mail Christmas cards
- Make mulled wine
- Download the new edition of Hey! It’s Christmas!
- Choose holiday cookie recipes (Peppermint bark and these gingerbread cookies have been my go-tos in past years)
- Make a hot toddy
- Decorate my room
- Go to a Christmas market
What are you doing to get yourself into the holiday?