As the weather begins to change and the stores become decorated for Halloween, you know that Christmas is not far off. With that being said, do you usually just go haphazardly into the holiday season? Not this time! Here are some tips to help you get ready for the season.
Planning Your Decorations
One of the most important things to consider for the holiday season is your decorations. Depending on your taste and budget, there are many ways you can go about decking your halls in style. For starters, you might want to decide on a color scheme so you can move on from there. Traditional or not there are fun colors to be had in various shades to suit your needs.
Whatever colors you pick, be sure to implement touches of the Christmas spirit throughout your home. Decorate your main living space, bedrooms, and restrooms, so your entire home can be festive. If you are a crafty family, this is your time to shine. Get out the colored glue, paper, clear Christmas balls and glitter, and create decorations you can hang around the house. This way, all members of the family can put their personal touch on the holiday.
Where to Put the Tree?
The next thing to think about will be tree placement. And while you’re at it, you’ll have to decide on whether you’ll use a real or an artificial tree. There’s nothing like the smell of a real pine but sometimes outside forces prevent you from having a real tree and this is where an artificial one comes into play. After you’ve placed the lights the balls and other decorations, you won’t even notice that the tree isn’t real.
So now to decide where to place it. Aim to put it in an area that is spacious and has the potential for awesome photos. Because what’s Christmas Day without a few pictures. Try out a well-lit window or off to the side of a staircase for maximum appeal. Or, you can place it near a modern LED-lit fireplace for a super festive feel.
Momentos for the Occasion
Moving on to the mementos for the holiday season, custom is the way to go. You can start by finding a blank T-shirt wholesaler and picking up garments for the entire family. Then you can use them to document the year, family name and possibly the location if you are new to the area. You’ll be able to decorate the shirts to your liking and have them for years to come. Plus, it can become a family tradition to take a family photo in your custom T-shirts in front of the Christmas tree. Superb family memories anyone?
Gifts for Everyone
The last thing you’ll have to put some thought into will be the gifts. The easiest way to accomplish this step is to get everyone to create a wishlist with only a few items. This way there’s room for you to sub-items in and out when needed. Use the wishlist as a base for purchases, not something that is set in stone.
Because it’s nice to keep them guessing when they open up their gifts. While you are out or surfing the web for items, think about the quality and not quantity. For children, it’s easy to grab a few of the hottest toys of the season and call it a day, but for the significant other in your life, putting a little thought into their gift won’t hurt. Take into consideration their passions and favorite pastime activities so you’ll be sure to find something they will enjoy. Gift-giving doesn’t have to be difficult, you just have to know your family.