Christmas tips

You’re celebrating Christmas, and you’re stuck on going about it. Here are some tips that will peel the glue off.

  • Listen–you don’t have to put up a big Christmas tree in the living room. Evergreen trees are a German tradition, which they brought to the world outside of Germany. And even if you are German, try this: make several mini-trees out of rosemary bushes, and hang beads as ornaments and some glittery ribbon for tinsel. You could even put some small presents near the trees.
  • Big bucks are unnecessary during any holiday, even if Melchoir gave the baby Jesus a chest of gold. But this was out of thought, not because the wise men felt obligated to give baby Jesus something really expensive.
  • Don’t tell someone else that he or she is not celebrating Christmas the “right” way. He or she may not even celebrate Christmas, and even if the person does celebrate Christmas, everyone celebrates Christmas differently. How would you feel if someone told you that you weren’t celebrating Christmas the “right” way?
  • If someone doesn’t celebrate Christmas, be respectful of their beliefs. Christmas isn’t a time where you go about converting random people without their permission. 
  • Host an ornament making party at your house.
  • Make a list of everything you plan to do in early December to avoid last-minute stress and cramming.
  • If you’re one of those crafty people, make and send cards around your neighborhood.
  • Use a winter/holiday theme for your blog, or customize your blog so that your blog will look prepared for the holidays. (For example, for a background image you can use a holiday image.)
  • If you’re a foodie/good at cooking, prepare a Christmas dinner or host a cookie-decorating party.
  • If you want a good place to travel to during Christmas, try Australia. It will be a good experience especially if you live in the Northern Hemisphere because you get to try celebrating Christmas during the summer.
  • Watch a Christmas movie.
  • Do you play an instrument? It’s the perfect time to dust it off and play some holiday music.
  • If you are the knitter, crocheter, or tailor, make scarves, beanies, or warm clothing (if you can) to give to the poor and needy.
  • Go ice-skating with friends and/or family if you live nearby an ice-skating rink.
  • With the kids, set up a Pin-the-Red-Nose-on-Rudolph game or some other games with a holiday twist. Or act out the Nativity.
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