It’s the final countdown till Christmas. 5 more days to be exact.
Gosh I love Christmas and I am really trying to savour and relish the build up to the big day. It’s a cozy December afternoon and I’m sipping a cup of spiced Christmas tea, a candle is lit, and I’m snuggled up on the sofa with my favourite music playing in the background; my definition of bliss.
The festive period is truly a delight, everyone seems happier and is winding down from what may have been a long year. Most of us are looking forward to relaxing and spending quality time and with loved ones and creating new memories.
Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Thought I’d share what my countdown to Christmas is looking like and some tips on how you can prepare for the big day.
ARE YOU NAUGHTY OR NICE?
Well good or bad behaviour aside tis’ the season to give. They say it’s the thought that counts and while that may be true how great is it to give someone a gift they are genuinely pleased about and will enjoy!
It’s the time of year where you get to treat your friends and family to lovely gifts; but also yourself. After all your hard work this year you deserve to be spoilt right? End of the year sales are coming up and it’s probably the best time to get a bargain. Enjoy selecting some goodies you want may want to share during the festive period but don’t forget to pop something for yourself under the tree. Will I be getting myself a gift? Absolutely.
A candle burning in my home is standard procedure but during the holiday season I like to invest in Christmas candles. Believe it or not there is such a thing as a Christmas smell; think cinnamon, orange cloves and spices.
I think candles are so aesthetically pleasing. Something about seeing a candle light flickering on my coffee table comforts me and it’s also great to know that when guests arrive my home will smell delicious! I suggest creating the perfect ambience during the holiday season with a Christmas candle, you won’t regret it.
COME DINE WITH ME
At some point during Christmas we will be gathered round the table sharing a meal with family and friends. Whether you do Christmas breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner indulge and be merry! Seeing as it’s such a special time of year it would be such a shame for our dining tables to look like they do everyday; personally I like my homeware to reflect the holiday season.
By including Christmas inspired napkin rings, or placing cracker on your table alongside other festive trinkets you can elevate your everyday dining experience; remember it’s all in the details. The little things will make you and your guests feel more special on the big day. I am still working on my table setting but thought I’d share my ideas so far.
Christmas teas, chocolates, mince pies and sweets; I’ve got it all. Festive treats are part of what make the build up to Christmas so exciting. You can serve your Christmas treats when entertaining or take a page out my book and create an Afternoon tea for one. My red teapot and mug alongside my Santa inspired napkin ring scream Christmas and I love it!
Treating myself during the holiday period includes resting; which is why these pictures where taken on my bed. I think it’s important to reboot before the New Year so we go in feeling refreshed. It’s officially snuggle season so get comfortable and treat yourself.
“Oh Christmas tree how lovely are you branches.” The tree is definitely the pièce de résistance of Christmas. Once my tree went up it instantly made my home feel more festive. It’s always a delight to walk in and see the tree standing tall adorned with pretty ornaments. Wouldn’t say I have a theme but have noticed there is a lot of red featured on my tree this year.
What’s a Christmas tree without lights? In the evening once it gets dark and I turn on my lights it creates such a beautiful ambience. I think Christmas trees are a constant reminder of all the jolly and wonderful things to come during the holiday season. Simply put Christmas trees make me smile.
Let me know what your doing to enjoy the build up to Christmas.
Wishing a very Merry Christmas in advance x