The season of Christmas lights, festive food, family time and gifts has officially begun. Yet, even though Christmas Eve is right around the corner, it’s sometimes difficult to get into the Christmas spirit.
Whether you’re not quite the overly-excited-for-Christmas type, or you happen to be one of those people who feels tired of everything Christmas-y by the middle of December, here are some tips that will help you get into the holiday season the right way… without having to decorate your home like Winter Wonderland.
1. Light Up Scented Candles
There are lots of delicious-smelling and chic candles on the market that will turn your home into a smelling gingerbread bakery.
Stocking up on candles is a fantastic subtle way to get excited about Christmas. Burning candles around your flat will also make you turn aside the fact that it’s black dark outside most of the day, and will even make that somewhat, cozy.
If you’re sensitive to strong fragrances or do not prefer sniffing in the chemicals of scented candles, turn to scented soy candles instead (Check out Etsy for natural handmade options). This is supposedly much healthier to inhale, and will last you longer.
2. Sip Hot Drinks
What better way to start the holidays than with delicious hot drinks? This year Starbucks released its festive tea lattes, and I must say that the Gingerbread Tea Latte just about sums up the taste of Christmas (and makes for a great alternative for all you non-coffee drinkers).
But if you want to save the Starbucks money on Christmas gifts, you can easily copycat this from home, by adding in milk in your tea, as well as pumps of a flavored syrup (preferably gingerbread).
Other than that, there are plenty of ways to spice up your tea-game at home. Homemade chai lattes are perfect for Christmas, and of course, so is hot chocolate and tasty festive teas.
3. Decorate Minimalistic For Christmas
The most common reason why some of us are so done with Christmas halfway through the month is that Christmas decorations and music can be found everywhere around you. At some point, it all just gets too much.
A way to prevent this from happening is to keep your Christmas decorations at home very subtle. You could even follow a ‘white Christmas’ theme – that way, you won’t get tired of it right away. Choose minimalistic Christmas decorations that you enjoy looking at.
4. Host A Festive Cocktail Night
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Spending time with friends and families during the holidays is a must-do, and inviting your girlfriends over for holiday-themed cocktails is a great way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit.
This is a great way to enjoy the holidays by experimenting with different cocktail ingredients and showing off your bartending skills. You can each find a delicious recipe on Pinterest, get together the ingredients and try to recreate the cocktail. If you all fail at bartending, you will still have an awesome time together.
5. Wear Fuzzy Jumpers and Socks
Warm jumpers and socks are essentials for when it’s cold outside. Stocking up on cute, fuzzy clothes is a great way to enjoy the season while keeping warm, and preventing your “summer sadness” and cravings for the sun!
This cute jumper is perfect for snuggling in at home, and will keep you warm in the cold weather. Pair it with tights, knee high boots, an oversized coat and scarf, and you are good to go. #WinterFashionista.
I originally wrote this article for The Closet. Click here to read the original article.