It's December. That time of the year has come, when we seem to put the fast, exhausting everyday life on pause and find more time for the little things, for the people closest to us and for our favorite activities. And despite the circumstances, even though this Christmas will certainly be different in every aspect, we should stay optimistic and lose the sense of magic.
If you have not switched into Christmas mode yet, here are 5 basic steps that will quickly bring the festive spirit into your home.
1. Bring out the Christmas sweaters
Let’s be honest - everyone has at least one sweater with Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer or Santa Claus, stuffed at the bottom of the wardrobe. And this sweater usually has its short moment of glory on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Well, let the Christmas sweater have its moment in the spotlight earlier this year. Once it's December, everything is permitted in the name of the Christmas spirit.
2. Turn the lights on
As the sun sets earlier, this is a great chance to take out the Christmas lights. In addition to bringing a festive mood, the lights also help in creating a cozy atmosphere. And once you start with the lights, you can go on and finish the decorations. Glitter, tinsel, lights – whatever you like. It's Christmas after all!
3. Hunting for gifts
They call Christmas “the most wonderful time of the year”. And how can it not be, when every gathering is accompanied by an exchange of gifts. But do not leave this task for the last moment. This year spend more time choosing and buying Christmas gifts, especially if you are going to order online, as there may be a delay in delivery.
4. Scent of orange peel
One thing is certain - the easiest way to create a specific mood and atmosphere is with the help of fragrances. And Christmas smells like orange peel, gingerbread cookies and cinnamon sweets. An interesting fact is that the Christmas cookies everyone loves become tastier when they go stale. So, roll up your sleeves, bake a few batches of the sweet temptations and let the Christmas scent fill your home.
5. More time with family
As we mentioned earlier, Christmas is the time when the hectic everyday life comes to a pause and family and friends come to the foreground. Don't let working from home steal away those special moments dedicated to your loved ones. Organize movie nights, listen to Christmas carols, play board games. And if you can't wait until Christmas, you can take a look at what's going on at Santa's home in Lapland.