Lets get Christmassy! Top 20 ways to get festive

17 December 2017



Christmas is just around the corner isn't it? Gosh... it really is. Perhaps you aren't feeling it that much this year? If not though I have some fabulous little tips to get you into the swing of the fellow fine Christmas spirt! 


1. Watch Christmas films! How can you not? The telly is usually packed with Christmas films during December. So grab yourself a mince pie or some cheeky chocolate, get a cuppa and pop your feet up in your comfiest. 

If you're sick of the usual Christmas films like The Grinch, Home Alone, Elf which are shown time and time again then get Channel 5 on! There is some good, heartwarming Christmas films on there and those are just as good!

2. Get baking! Whether it's batching up some home made mince pies or gingerbread men it'll keep you busy and there are so many delicious recipes online for tasty Christmas treats! Recently I made some gingerbread men and it was fun more to make them more than anything I found. It's a stress reliever for me since this time of the year can be so hectic. 

3. Pop a santa hat on or a pair of reindeer antlers! 

4. Make Christmas decorations! You could make, snowflakes, paper chains, origami, paper hats and much more! Some of them are quite difficult, so if you need some guidance on how to make these things, you can search on YouTube for tutorials.

5. Start wrapping! If you haven't already, Christmas is coming so it's best you get the wrapping paper out, ribbons, any bows and start it! it I always find it to be a bit of a faff but to make it more fun stick on some Christmas tunes and have a little happy jig while you doing it. 

6.  Get the Christmas tree up and decorated if you haven't already! 

7. Visit the Christmas markets! They're only ever here once a year and they're fun to go for the food if not anything else. I do love them German spicy hot dogs and a cheeky baileys hot chocolate!

8.  Buy Christmas sweaters for your pets! My dog has around 4-5 different Christmas sweaters and even she loves them!

9. Go ice-skating! 

10. Throw a Christmas party or have a Christmas sleepover with some gal pals! Try to catch up with friends you haven't seen in a while, it will certainly put a festive smile on theirs and your face.

11.  Drive around and look at Christmas lights. It's so peerfect for a (free!) romantic date.  Enjoy how beautiful your neighbourhood looks all lit up at night, and argue about whether white lights or colored bulbs are prettier.  

12.  Do a secret santa with some friends! If you're stuck I have popped together a gift guide and these may come in handy here in this post!

13. Get tickets and bob to the theatre! I used to always love going there as a child to see The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast on the way up to Christmas. It always made things so much more fun and enjoyable! 

14. Donate old clothes and give back to the community. It's that time of year and although there is already so many adverts hammering us to give money on the TV there is people we don't see out on the streets so to help them during this time would be amazing. 

15. Make some ornaments! I've yet to actually try this but I will be doing at some point because I personally think creating your own ornaments has much more of a homely feel to it and it's just fun to craft in general anyway. 

16. Curl up all cosy and grab a good book!

17. Catch up and have the family round! There is nothing more lovely than spending time with loved ones at Christmas so make the most of it. 

18. Get some Christmas cards sent - even have a go at making your own!

19.  Buy a giant tin of Celebrations/Quality Street/Miniature Heroes and just keep them next to the sofa, like a blanket. Eat at least 3 every time you sit down. 

20. Invest in a deliciously scented Christmassy candle and have that light around the house for these cold chilly evenings!



XO

6 comments

  1. I'm actually shocked that I haven't watched a Christmas film yet, but to be honest I don't usually watch them until Christmas day so I guess I can just make the house look pretty in the meantime. I can't wait to see the ornaments you make - I'm way too lazy for that and just buy all of my decorations.

    Lizzie Bee // Hello Lizzie Bee

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  2. Really?! I have seen a few on Channel 5 but not too many ehe. Yeah! It makes it more magical I suppose! Haha I really want to bake some biscuits and have them as decorations! I've seen this and it's super beautiful! :) x

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  3. I wasn’t really feeling Christmas this year but last night we sat down and watched The Holiday (my favourite Chrsitmas movie!) and now I’m really feeling ready! Just one week to go!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

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    1. You too?! Must be something in the air this year because many have said that too. I know! Just a few more days :) Have a good'un Merry Christmas!

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  4. Pretty blog - love your photo's x

    Hope you had a great XMAS and Happy New Year

    Hugs
    Hayley

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    1. Thank you so much! :)

      You too! Thank you! x

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