You know the time of year when the snowman brings the snow, and you have a great big smile on your face. Well, what if it could feel like the most wonderful time of the year every single day? It is undeniable that Christmas memories hold a special place in most people’s hearts. Now you can bring the joy of Christmas to your life 365 days of the year with some simple steps.
One of the best looks of Christmas is having the decorations around the house. But why not enjoy decorating your home all year round? We’re not suggesting buying a new Christmas tree every week, but some of the decorations could become a permanent feature. The fairy lights used to decorate the tree and the lawn can quickly become incorporated into everyday life. Stringing them around a window frame or tree in the yard will help to add that festive feeling no matter the weather. A wreath fitting the season could also be added to the door to keep the outside of the home tastefully decorated. What is another festive staple? A bow! Tying bows onto objects around the house can create an instant Christmassy vibe when walking around your home.
It is a shame but something we can all admit to being guilty of – only seeing our family around the holidays. Christmas is the perfect excuse to get the whole family together, but it doesn’t have to be the only time. Getting everyone over to watch a game on television, games night, a pool party, or a good old-fashioned cookout means you can enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by family at all times of the year. Plus, you could even throw a sporadic gift-giving party! You don’t have to go as crazy as you may do at Christmas time, but you could each chose one person to buy for each, or make something rather than splashing out on the cash.
Music and movie time
Another way to get into the Christmas spirit is to break out the classics on the big screen. Whether you want to watch The Grinch’s heart triple in size, Kevin McCallister ward off the baddies, or Elf find his way in the ordinary world, there are plenty of top hits to get anyone in the mood for festivities. The characters bring the spirit of the season into our homes – even when it’s 90 degrees outside. As well as using movies to get us in the mood, there are more Christmas songs than can be counted nowadays. A truly dedicated Christmas-er can blast the tunes to get themselves in the spirit.
With the halls decked, the music playing, and the family around, what else is there left to organize? Food can be the perfect way to make life festive! Turkey doesn’t have to be reserved for holidays, but it also doesn’t have to be a full turnout at every meal either. Turkey pies, sandwiches, and nuggets are all more straightforward options to bring the Christmas meal to each dinner table. If you love the other wintery aspects such as hot chocolate they can be enjoyed too, or even turned into a chocolate milkshake during the summer months.
With so many beautiful memories and enjoyments to come from celebrating in December, there is no reason why that atmosphere can’t be recreated at all times of the year. Whether subtlety is vital with some inside decorations and the occasional movie, or you want everyone on the street to know how much you enjoy the holiday, there is no harm in making daily life just that little bit more festive.