The season of Christmas lights, festive food, family time and gifts has officially begun. Yet, for some reason, 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, we have some tips that will help you get into the holiday season the right way… without having to decorate your home like Winter Wonderland.
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.
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.
Minimalistic Christmas decorations
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.
Tasty holiday-themed cocktails
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.
Fuzzy jumpers and socks
Warm sweaters 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 #summersadness and cravings for the sun!
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