I don’t know about ya’ll, but I am super excited for the holidays this year. Heck, I’m excited about the holidays every year. There’s just something about the feel of the last few months of the year. The air is more crisp and cool. At night the city twinkles with the anticipation of Christmas. Around this time of year I want to soak up all the holiday excitement I can. So, I thought I would compile a list of all the fun and festive things to do to get ready for the holidays!
1. Pinterest Everything!
The power of a Pinteresting woman in search of some good DIY or a tasty recipe is unmatched. Use the force of this social sharing mecca and get inspired! Simply type in the words “Christmas DIY ideas” into the search and see what comes up. I love using Pinterest to pin my favorite ideas and use them for later. This is also a great way to get you excited for all the fun holiday activities coming up.
2. Start Searching for Holiday Events in Your City, Now.
Depending on where you live, you may want to start planning your holiday outings right away before space runs out. If you’re like me and you’ve been meaning to go to The Nutcracker for the past few years, but have missed every opportunity to book a ticket, don’t procrastinate this year. 2016 has been a trying year for all of us and we need something to brighten our spirits. Think of something you want to do this holiday season and save up for it. It’ll be worth the memories.
3. Get your Holiday Playlist Game Up
It’s never too early to pull out the Christmas music. If it were up to me I’d play it year round. Okay maybe not all year, but certainly during the fall and winter months. Use this time to look for holiday music that you wouldn’t typically listen to. Michael Buble sings some of my favorite Christmas music and I was never inclined to listen to his music before. Then one day I got his first Christmas album from a friend and I played it non-stop for the entire winter season. Music is one of the best devices to alter your mood. Why not use it to get you excited for the egg-nog turn-up!?
4. Start Buying Holiday-esq Household Items
For those of us who were eagerly waiting for Thanksgiving to be over to decorate for Christmas, we must make a game plan and follow it until we look at every harvest themed wreath and smelled every pumpkin spice candle there is. Then we must purchase like there’s no tomorrow. Who cares that these holidays were created to get us to consume more and buy things we don’t really need. Tis’ the season to be jolly and we will not rebel against societal norms!
5. Satisfy your need for Holiday feels by making everything smell like pumpkins and Christmas!
One of my favorite things to do around this time of year is go into a craft store and inhale. You can’t compare the smells of fall to anything. Nothing puts you in the holiday spirit quite like smelling the spices of pumpkin candles and the aroma of fresh Christmas trees being put out on display. That’s when you know the season has begun. Keep that happy feeling with you everywhere you go by getting holiday scented air fresheners for your car. Febreeze has an amazing selection of fall scented air fresheners for your home as well.
Now, you’ve got your arsenal to go out into the world and conquer the holidays. If these things don’t get you in the mood to bring out the mistletoe, I don’t know what will! Tis’ the season!