For me, Christmas will always be the best holiday of the year; full of laughter, good cheer and a great time to celebrate with family. I’ve always loved the joy and hope that the season of giving brings and it doesn’t take much to get me into the holiday spirit.
These are a few ways to get into the Christmas spirit:
Go for a little shopping trip: At this time of the year, most stores and shopping centres will have their Christmas decorations up for display. It’d be hard to not be influenced by the festivity happening all around, you might just come home with a few items to decorate your home with. There’s nothing like a little Christmas haul to get into the yuletide spirit!
Put up a Christmas Tree: A Christmas tree can do wonders for getting you into the holiday spirit and bringing a little Christmas cheer into the home. Often, a tree is enough to elevate your festive mood and can easily bring a smile to your face. Although, do decorate it with ribbon, tinsel, baubles and lights (or however you wish), otherwise it’d be a very naked Christmas tree.
Hang Christmas lights outside: I love driving around my neighbourhood at night and seeing all the houses lit with fairy lights. Occasionally I’ll find the one house that’s fully decked out for the holidays and it really inspires me to get on top of my Christmas decorating.
Play Christmas songs: Nothing gets me into the holiday spirit as easily as listening to Christmas songs. My personal favourite artists for Christmas music are Sia and Michael Bublé.
Wear Christmas themed outfits: I can honestly say that what I love about the festive season the most is the Christmas jumpers, winter pyjamas etc. even though we celebrate Christmas in the summertime here in Australia. However, I do try to find festive summer pyjamas and glam up my summer outfits with some Christmas earrings.
Watch Christmas movies: There’s nothing cosier than putting on Christmas pyjamas, snuggling up with a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate in your hands and putting on a Christmas movie. Although, Christmas in Australia is more of a shorts and t-shirt affair with an iced beverage in hand; but in winter, that’s what I do, minus the Christmas pyjamas.
How do you get into the holiday spirit?