The holiday season has officially begun! So deck the halls with boughs of holly. Here are 10 magical ideas to get you feeling joyful and jolly!
Decorate, Decorate, Decorate
There’s nothing like kicking off the season with wreaths, ribbons, a sparkling tree, or glistening candles by the frosty window. You can get creative in so many ways while adding festive flair to your home.
Crank Up the Tunes
Although you may be so over “Feliz Navidad” by the end of December (since the music typically starts in November), once the holiday season has officially started, the music is a must to get you jingling with glee.
Watch a Classic Holiday Movie
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, anyone? How about It’s a Wonderful Life? Home Alone is a must! To fully experience the season, you have to watch at least one holiday flick!
Chase Away the Cold with a Warm Drink
Hot chocolate with whipped cream topped with marshmallows on a chilly day. Enough said.
Catch a Play at the Theater
Whether it’s a trip to your city’s performing arts center or put on by the kids at the local high school, a holiday-themed play such as The Nutcracker or A Christmas Carol can put you in the warm, fuzzy spirit.
Play in the Snow
If you live in an area where you normally get snow in December, odds are you won’t be a huge fan of it by March. So, take advantage of the magical holiday season and build yourself a snowman!
Throw or Attend an Ugly Sweater Party
What other time of the year is it appropriate to dress in hideous attire and knock back sugary drinks? Bust out your best ugly sweater and enjoy the season in style!
Participate in a Secret Santa Gift Exchange
The thrill of involving yourself in a secret Santa gift exchange is that you never know what to expect, and you can also have fun making or picking out a thoughtful gift. The way this usually works is that each participant’s name goes into a hat, and then each person picks a name out of that hat. The name you select is the person you buy a present for.
Send Greeting Cards
Who doesn’t like holiday greetings? Spread the cheer with a personal hand-written card to your loved ones this year.
Learn About a Holiday You Don’t Celebrate
There’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and perhaps even your own beautiful traditions. Learning about different celebrations may open your mind to new ideas this wonderful holiday season.