I love Christmas time; it’s maybe my favorite time of year. I love the weather, and I love the togetherness too. To make sure I always have an amazing Christmas experience I make sure to prepare myself properly. In my house, these are the tips and techniques we like to use to give ourselves a memorable Christmas.
Get a Fake Tree
One of the biggest factors debates at Christmas time is whether to get a real tree or an artificial one. Now, there are advantages and disadvantages to both, of course. But I always tend to favour an artificial one. They are much more practical and efficient. We use a fake tree, and we have had the same one for years. It saves us an additional expense each year, and it means I don’t have to worry about cleaning up pine needles all the time!
Light Up the Place
What is Christmas without a bit of decoration? You need to embrace the festive season and decorate your home as much as you can. And a great way to do this is to hang Christmas lights. Battery powered Christmas lights are excellent for the tree, or for the walls of any room. If you want to get the best possible effect, you should look at using different coloured lights. Have a think about the different places you can hang your lights, and the impact they will have.
Plan the Food
You need to focus on what you’re going to be eating at Christmas time. This is often a great opportunity for people to indulge themselves. In my house, we like to choose the joint of meat we have carefully. We’re very particular about Christmas dinner. I would suggest that you make a list of all the food you want to get over the festive period. Perhaps even plan out the meals as well. This gives you much better preparation and makes for a calm Christmas in the kitchen.
Do Secret Santa
We all know that the biggest expense at Christmas is buying presents. It takes up time and money, and it’s very stressful. It’s difficult to know when to start buying, and what gifts to get. And that’s why I came up with the Secret Santa idea in my household. This means that everybody gives and receives one present, up to a certain value of course. Secret Santa is an excellent way to reduce the cost and chaos involved in present buying. So I’d recommend you use this for Christmas this year.
Get into the Festive Spirit
I’ve found that the best way to enjoy Christmas is to get into the festive spirit. Embrace the period fully, and you’ll get more out of it. This means sending Christmas cards, listening to Christmas songs, and drinking mulled wine. If you can get into the festive spirit, you’re going to be much more organised and prepared for a fantastic Christmas.
If you want to have the best possible Christmas, I would suggest following my tips. It’s a wonderful time, and should be full of joy and happiness. With a bit of preparation, you should be able to craft the perfect Christmas experience for the whole family.