Sometimes we need just a little boost to get into the Christmas Spirit. It is such a wonderful holiday filled with positive vibes that we should all be taking in.
Here is a list of suggestions to help get you in the spirit of Christmas this holiday season!
Decorate with your family whether it be your yard, or your Christmas tree 😉
Send out Christmas Cards to help that spirit of giving.
Make Christmas candies and cookies letting the kids help decorate them!
Listen to Christmas music, for example Pentatonix.
Watch Christmas movies, perhaps while enjoying a cup of your favorite coffee or hot chocolate!
Make presents. as we get older especially, Christmas isn’t about expensive gifts, but gifts that come from the heart.
Attend tree lighting ceremonies, light celebrations, or light parades. If there aren’t any near you, simply take a nice drive to view lights or take a drive downtown to see the window decorations store fronts have put up.
Make a game out of wrapping presents. Set goals, and if you meet them reward yourself (perhaps a glass of wine or a piece of your favorite chocolate).
Even if you don’t belong to a church, try to go to one mass or service, or even simply walk through. The lights, decor, and music help to radiate that spirit of Christmas throughout.
Take part in white elephant or gag gift exchanges. A little humor to put a smile on your face never hurt anyone.
Explore new recipes leading up to your family gathering.
Do something Charitable. Every year we do something small that makes someone else smile (smiles are contagious). For instance we’ve taken 10-$1 bills, and put post it notes on them saying “Merry Christmas”, and scattering them through the dollar tree. Then meander around the store for a while and listen to the joy it brings.
Take time for yourself. This season is filled with glorious things, but it can also be overwhelming with all the pressures, so be sure to take some time: meditate, evaluate, read a good book…it doesn’t matter how you spend your “me” time, just be sure to take it, because how can you give to others if you cannot give to yourself.
I hope you have found some new ideas to help you find your Christmas spirit this holiday season!
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I’m April, a wife and mother of two. Since the end of 2010 I have been battling autoimmune diseases: and facing those have left me with limited physical abilities, limited energy, and limited funds; so I created this blog to document my journey : to simplifying my life, hopefully finding tips and tricks and resources to help save me time, money, and energy. I am hoping not only to share my journey, but to inspire others with similar challenges. Personally I think everyone would welcome ways to save time, money, and energy, but to some it is imperative. The content you can expect to see includes life hacks, organizational and time management resources, tips and tricks to saving money, ideas and resources for making money doing simple tasks or passively, and simple inexpensive gift giving ideas. To those of you who may be concerned that this may just be one big pity party, I want to be clear. I have conditions that have altered my abilities, but this is about taking as much control over my life as I possibly can, and to make it a positive experience. I will not however, turn anyone away if they ask about my illnesses specifically. Perhaps they are newly diagnosed, and need some advice that I haven’t shared. I encourage those individuals to contact me any time. I want people to be able to positively bounce ideas off of one another to make it a blog that everyone can benefit from.