Christmas is quickly approaching! The Holiday season can be an intimidating and stressful time for many, however that does not have to be the case. I like to embrace the Christmas season in ways that do not require a lot of effort. This Holiday Thrival Guide features some of my quick tips for getting holiday ready without feeling overwhelmed.
This arrangement on my kitchen island is in a place where I typically don’t have decorative pieces. I love to create my own arrangements by placing ornaments and floral stems in a glass vase, creating a dramatic and decorative arrangement.
Don’t do all the decorating by yourself! Let your family take part in decorating the Christmas tree. If you have younger children, you can bake cookies or decorate gingerbread houses together.
As you are decorating your home have festive music playing that indicates the beginning of Christmas season. Select a song that your family enjoys hearing during the holidays. Mine is Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas is You. When I hear that song, I can't help but get into the Christmas spirit!
Don’t force yourself through the holiday season without the proper rest. Build in some quiet time for both yourself and your family.
I love it when my efforts are magnified! As I walk down the hall towards my bedroom the Christmas tree from my living room can be seen in the mirror. Place your holiday décor in areas that can be seen at multiple angles.
Christmas is the perfect time to decorate little corners that seem void or empty. I typically don’t decorate this corner, however during the holiday season I like to fill this area with holiday themed décor.
I typically have at least two Christmas trees in my home, one for decoration and one for the family. Meaningful ornaments given to me from family and friends are usually placed on this tree.
You can modify the look of your Christmas trees by changing the ornament arrangement. If you have younger children you can incorporate a kids tree, which is usually smaller and can be decorated with safe toys, bright colors and candy.
Use ornaments that reflect your family members' interests or professions. Providing personalized stockings with your family members initials can also make them feel special.
Right now, some people are in the thick of decorating for the holidays. Be intentional about what kind of decorations you want to put up or what gifts you want to purchase. Create traditions with your family that you can actually sustain, and that excite you. Don't make the holidays a chore. It is a lot of work, but it could and should be fun, fresh and fulfilling.
Leave a comment below to share some of your holiday traditions.