Friday, December 1, 2017

10 ways to get Into The Holiday Spirit

 It's the first day of December which means we can now fully embrace the holiday spirit! Here are 10 ways to get into the holiday spirit:

1. Make Christmas cards- Making Christmas cards is the perfect way to be creative and festive at the same time. Writing warm wishes and sending the cards in the mail is the most movie scene worthy thing.

2. Cut paper snowflakes- I cut paper snowflakes almost every year and tape them to the windows in hopes of getting a little snow around the holidays. We don't get a lot of snow in the part of Oregon I live in so hanging the snowflakes to the window makes me feel more hopeful that snow will come. Is it clear that I am begging nature for some snow by hanging snowflakes on the windows?

3. Wear mittens- I don't know about you, but wearing mittens in December makes me feel like I'm in a Christmas movie.

4. Watch Christmas movies- The Santa Clause, Elf, and The Polar Express are some of my favorite Christmas movies to watch. Watching Christmas movies is something you must to do in December. 

5. Make holiday treats- From baked goods to homemade holiday peppermint lattes to hot chocolate. It's all about customized holiday treats to get into the Spirit of the holidays! I really want to try making this recipe. 

6. Spend time around the Christmas tree- Last night I made a hot cup of tea, turned on off all the lights, and turned on the Christmas tree while I talked to a friend. Spending time around the Christmas tree is very relaxing, especially at night. 

7. Take Pictures with Santa- Getting pictures with Santa is something my family has been doing since I was born. As a child, I remember waiting in a huge line and riding the sky train. I miss those days. Now, I wait in line with my sister, and mother, and visit a Santa we have been following around the area for years. 

8. Learn to play Christmas carols- Learning to play Christmas songs on whatever instruments is a special way to embrace the holidays. One of the first Christmas songs I learned on the violin was Joy To The World. It's always been fun to figure out the notes to Christmas songs. 

9. Decorate the house- Putting up the Christmas tree, setting up the nativity scene, decorating the house, and putting up reefs is especially important. Make sure to do these things with your family and Christmas music in the background.
 
10. Wear comfy pajamas- Comfy pajamas and comfy clothes make holidays the holidays. Does that make sense? Sure, let's just go with it!

28 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for the Christmas season! (Still can't believe it's December and that the year is almost over...crazy!) I love the idea of making Christmas cards and decorating the house - and the comfy pajamas tip is 100% one of my favorite Christmas-y things. :) <3 Also, somehow I've never seen The Polar Express?! I've got to see it soon! Happy December!!

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    1. I am pretty excited as well! All those things you have mentioned are the best! You have to see The Polar Express! It's the best!

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  2. I love this post so much! I need to go cut out paper snowflakes now.... ;)

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    1. YES! Go do that! I made some yesterday which was super fun!

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  3. Awww, this was really cute!! My family is getting our Christmas tree today! <3

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  4. Love this post! I am decorating my house as I am reading this !!

    Samara // themarshallwardrobe.blogspot.com

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  5. Now I want to sit by the Christmas tree some night and talk to a friend. Which would be hard, since I have 8 sibs and I usually hide in my room or go outside to talk, so that I can halfway hear... haha... but the feels that description gave me was nice ;).
    Bri from forget-not-his-benefits.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my, I can imagine how hectic that would be. Thankfully I only have one sibling so talking on the phone isn't too difficult! Thanks for reading!

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  6. I needed this post so bad. Last year I didn't feel the whole holiday spirit things at all and I don't want to have a sad Christmas again! But on the other side, Christmas doesn't really start here in the Netherlands until we've celebrated Sinterklaas on the 5th of December :)

    x Envy

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    1. I have no idea what Sinterklaas is! I am about to figure that out! I hope that this year you get more Christmas Spirit out of Christmas!

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  7. This is so festive! We tape snowflakes to the windows, too ... even though we do get lots of snow, it's a childhood tradition that we've kept up even though we're older now :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment! That is a sweet tradition that you have kept up, I love it!

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  8. YES AND AMEN.
    the polar express, elf, and the santa claus are my favorite christmas movies too! but the polar express is by far my favoriteeeee.
    merry christmas to you, sweet girl! only 22 days till christmas! <3

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    1. Thank you for the comment!! 22 days? Oh that seems so unreal. I need to watch more Christmas movies!

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  9. Well, I'm doing pretty good - I have almost everything on your list checked off. Now I must go watch Elf! ;)

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  10. Haha that's great! You're decked the halls out?

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  11. I will HAVE to use some of these. I can’t believe it’s already the 6th of December!
    - Iona (asweetdestination.blogspot.com)

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    1. Time passes by quickly! Enjoy the time you have off! (:

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  12. I definitely need to start doing some of these things. One of my favorites is playing Christmas songs with someone else on instruments. It makes all the old songs feel fresh.

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    1. That sounds like so much fun! I wish my friends played music more often so that I could play Christmas tunes with them! Have a great holidays

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  13. Watching christmas movies and baking treats is by far my favorite thing about this season!

    www.letmecrossover.blogspot.com

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    1. SAME! Or well it use to be because our oven is out of service at the moment!

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