Tired of 2020? Me too!
It's that time of year again! Holiday prep time!
Normally we push off all talk of Christmas until early December, but as with everything else this year, I'm feeing different. I'm feeling a need to get the part of 2020 that's behind us as far in the rearview mirror as possible so that we can move on and look forward to some collective joy during the holiday season.
So, if you're considering decorating for the holidays early this year, I say go for it... if it makes you feel good.
Some quick tips and suggestions to get you started:
If you're picking up some fresh planters for your front porch (and I do highly recommend doing so - they add instant colour and a festive feel to entrances of any size), just remember to ensure to water them regularly. They'll need some extra TLC given that you'll have them longer than normal.
Mix it up this year and alternate the colour of lights you use on the exterior of your home. Replace white lights with colour ones if your budget allows. If keeping dollars in your wallet is a focus this year, consider some single red or green flood lights to dress up the exterior of your home.
Go for an added touch and hang small lights around the interior of your home. Look for lights with white cords that will blend in with the colour of your windows and door trim.
Don't skimp on the decorations just because you're not entertaining a large group. Make your home holiday ready just for you. You're worth it!
Book a holiday gathering... heck, book a virtual one every weekend with someone new so you can share some joy with those you love. Send out holiday-themed recipes to make ahead of time so you can experience a new drink or dish together.
Give where you can. Whether it's volunteering your time or donating to a special cause, giving ALWAYS makes you feel better.
Still not convinced? If you feel like just hunkering down at home and doing nothing, what's better than watching a live stream of Santa's reindeer?! I say, NOTHING! You and the kids (young and old) can eat dinner while the reindeer eat theirs. And if you watch long enough, who knows, the big-jolly-man may make an appearance as he prepares for the big day!