If you’re anything like me, I was ready for Christmas on December 26 last year. I love the Holiday season and everything it entails – family, food, and Jesus! For those of you who see Christmas time as a hectic, stressful time and need a little kick to deck those halls, I’ve created a list of 10 ways to get in the Christmas Spirit!
1 – Get a tree. Go to the store, go to the tree farm, go in the woods, go dumpster diving, whatever you’ve gotta do. Find yourself a Christmas tree. I love live trees, but I hate the mess, so I like to go with faux trees!
2 – Listen to Christmas Music. I’m talking Brett Eldredge. Glow. On Repeat. 24/7. You won’t regret it.
3 – Christmas Vacation – Nothing put’s me in the spirit more than Aunt Bethany saying grace – I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…
4 – Actually GO on a Christmas Vacation – Whether it’s a day trip, weekend trip, or week-long getaway, spend some time away from the hustle and bustle. Catch up on rest, shopping, or traveling!
5 – Go to a Christmas Parade – Parade’s are a fun time whether you participate in them or go to watch. Christmas parades are a great excuse to tell everyone you see to have a “Merry Christmas”
6 – Read the Christmas Story – I’m not talking about the movie, I’m talking the REAL story. Luke 2:1-20 “Glory to God in the highest!”
7 – Look at Lights – There is magic in Christmas lights. I’m completely convinced of that. I love riding around the neighborhood and see how creatively and beautifully people have decorated their homes!
8 – 25 Days of Christmas – Freeform (previously ABC Family) plays non-stop starting December 1. They play movies related to Christmas for 25 days continuously. It’s heaven.
9 – Wrap Presents – I love giving. I love taking the time to wrap presents for my family and friends, whether I made the presents, or purchased them, it’s all in the presentation. I love to make them gaudy and super “extra” but that’s just my personality *insert hair flip*.
10 – Share the LOVE – As happy as the holiday season can be, it can also be a sad time for some people. It’s a reminder of loved ones that won’t be there. For that reason, remind your friends and family that you LOVE them and you’re thankful for them. It’s so important to remind people that they are important!