It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
– Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
With the holidays upon us and the winter solstice on its way, there are so many things to do that are unique to this time of year. There are ways, believe it or not, that you can slow down and enjoy so that it doesn’t become the “Holidaze” or “Stressmas.”
- Enjoy nature in all its winter glory. With Daylight Savings Time, it gets dark so early so use this time to rise and greet the sun for a brisk morning walk or simply enjoy a hot cup of coffee outdoors. If it snows, it’s a wonderful time to be out in nature. Take advantage of the weather (hopefully a white Christmas) and, if possible, build a snowman with your family, make snow angels, go sledding and catch falling snowflakes on your tongue and eyelashes.
- Get cozy, light candles, curl up by the fire and be festive! Try to surround yourself with winter scents from my Nabila K collection, such as candles in cedarwood or pine & fir fragrances. Oil diffusers are also a popular option and are available in these same woodsy aromas.
- Reading a good book while wrapped in a fuzzy blanket is a snuggly, pleasant pastime, and don’t forget to share the fun. Do this at bedtime with the children in your life to help instill warm and loving connotations with reading.
- Hot toddies are an absolute must for cold winter evenings. There’s nothing better than a hot drink spiked with your favorite libation to help unwind at the end of a long day. Just add a cinnamon stick, and you’re ready to relax in style.
- Trim the tree! Putting up a Christmas tree can be stressful, but the whole point is to have fun and not to worry over the placement of every little ornament. Have a glass of wine, toss some tinsel on every branch while listening to old Christmas favorites, and, most importantly, include your family and friends. This way it’s a party and not a chore!
- Write Christmas cards and, if you can, make the presents you give as personal as possible. Hand-written cards are so special and really make an impression so, if you have the time, send your
loved ones a card to let them know you’re thinking of them. My Nabila K stationery comes in a wintry “Forest Experience” theme (along with others), complete with custom photography, blank note cards, and envelopes (perfect for a heartfelt holiday greeting). You can also customize your presents with my unique designer gift tags!
- Listen to holiday music or sing Christmas carols.
- Bake something fun and delicious! Cookies in the shapes of trees, bells, snowmen, and Santas, festively decorated cakes, or freshly baked bread: everything’s welcome! Your kitchen will be filled with wonderful smells and this makes everything a bit more wholesome and enjoyable. Don’t forget that baked goods make wonderful presents as well.
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