With the winter weather coming in, what better time to celebrate than the festive season ? Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or just the winter solstice, there are plenty of ways to make your celebrations special this year and create lasting memories with your loved ones. Here are 5 ways to make the festive season extra special this year.
1) Send a holiday greeting card
Everyone loves getting cards in their mailbox, so when you go out of your way to send one, it makes them feel extra special. Even though email is an easier and faster way to reach out, nothing beats receiving a holiday card—it’s a nice reminder that they’re not forgotten. Giving a holiday card may seem like an old-fashioned gesture, but it’s also very rewarding (and inexpensive). It means you took time out of your busy schedule to reach out in a personal way; and that’s what makes the festive season extra special!
2) Plan an early getaway
The festive season can be a hectic one, so planning an early getaway might seem far from ideal. But, if you do it right, you can use your holiday time productively and make sure things are extra special when your loved ones get back. By planning in advance and thinking through how you’re going to spend your time with those closest to you during December, you’ll enjoy what is often a chaotic time of year. Whether it’s exploring or relaxing – plan something that gives you memories that last long after January!
3) Do your research
The festive season doesn’t have to be a time of stress and anxiety. By taking time over in advance, you can make sure that your day-to-day life doesn’t grind to a halt as Christmas approaches. To ensure that your days are more relaxed, try keeping an eye on any deadlines or important events before planning how you’re going to celebrate Christmas. And don’t forget about New Year either – from celebrations and family gatherings, it’s essential that you plan for one big event after another.
4) Buy tickets for events
If you have kids, buying tickets for events like a concert or a play is a great way to make the festive season extra special. These kind of events are usually filled with fun and laughter, and your whole family will love them. If you don’t want to splash out on tickets but still want an evening out as a family, why not consider checking out an amateur night in your local area? You never know what hidden talent will turn up! And finally, if none of that takes your fancy why not have a baking day where everyone contributes ingredients and then everything gets put together. From gingerbread houses to Christmas cake – it’s sure to be great fun for all! Whatever you choose for your festive entertainment, enjoy it as a family.
5) Bake cookies and candies
Instead of buying commercial candies or cookies, bake your own. If you’re making Christmas cookies, experiment with a new recipe and try different flavors and decorating techniques. Not only will you have delicious treats to enjoy in time for the festive season, but making them yourself will create lasting memories. Each year at Christmas, remember that special occasion when you made an endless variety of festive cookies with a friend or family member. Let those happy memories live on and make even more new ones each year by baking your own sweet treats during every festive holiday throughout life.