Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Fun and Calming Ways to Approach Christmas 2016

If, like me, Christmas is your all-time favourite seasonal holiday then you most probably won’t have difficulty in finding ways to bring tons of festive cheer into your life up until the big day.

Even so, I do understand that for some it can be hard to know just where to begin.
So, scrap thinking about the big supermarket food shop, who you have presents left to buy for and any other ‘priorities’ that most of us get in a panic about.

Here are five ways I like to approach Christmas with that get me into the swing of things after a year since the last December 25th.
Crank Up the Seasonal Tunes:
Whether its whilst driving, in the kitchen when cooking, or at your work place (I'd ask permission on this last one first though before you hit play), these tunes really create a better atmosphere. My personal selection is 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.

Sweet Treats:
Mince pies are all ready and waiting for you to purchase off of retail shelves, but if fruit tarts aren't your type of thing there are multiple alternatives to please your appetite. Gingerbread men and candy canes seem to be popular with all ages, as do a tub of assorted chocolates (just maybe not the whole box at once, eh?).

Practice Your Handwriting:
Still have some Christmas cards left over from the previous time around? Great! And if not, these, envelopes (if they didn't come with them) and stamps are what you need prior to sending out your Xmas greetings. Listing the names of those people would be a great help too - And don't forget to check the last posting dates for your country!

Delve into Your Creative Side:
Channel your inner Mary Berry through some informal baking or dig out any craft supplies that you might have hidden away to hand-make something fitting. Whatever it is, you'll be surprised how much friends and family will appreciate what they receive. Plus, you'll reap the benefits during and after completion - It's a win-win on both parts.

Open a Window:
Those belonging to an advent calendar, obviously. Every household should own at least a singular type of these chocolate holders - To collect an edible treat from and to see how many days there are to go until the big celebrations.

What jolly things are you likely to do in the countdown to Christmas?
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  1. Christmas is my favourite! I love gingerbread men and opening my calendar!


  2. Gingerbread men have such a sweet look. With advent calendar chocolates I also like seeing what they are in the shape of!

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