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Christmas is a great time of year, wouldn’t you agree? A chance to spend some time with family, enjoy some good food, great company, and laughter and joy. However, now that we are in November it is the ideal time to start getting into the festive spirit and planning your festive period – it’s time to get organised.
Some people already have their shopping done and dusted by this point. Whether you are one of those super organised people or not, it’s always nice to get some sort of plan in place for Christmas, so that you can make sure you make the most of the whole festive period. I wanted to share with you some of the things you could start to think about or plan, perhaps helping you get into the festive spirit yourself.
Visit a Christmas Market to get into the festive spirit
Nothing says Christmas time quite like a traditional Christmas market. Whether you’re looking just to immerse yourself in festivity or hoping to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Just picture yourself amongst beautiful log cabins and decadent Christmas trees whilst you sip mulled wine and listen to your favourite carols. Doesn’t this sound like the perfect way to start your Christmas?
Plan a festive stay somewhere different
Christmas is a great time to enjoy spending time with loved ones or friends. So an ideal way to enjoy it would be to have a festive stay somewhere different. Maybe go to a different part of the country or enjoy a city you haven’t been to before. If you are looking for something specifically Christmas-related then you could consider something that has snow or is specifically festive. The countryside is always a good place to go at this time of the year. Breaks away like this could include long country walks, Christmas meals, and a few tipples beside a long fire. Sounds like heaven.
Visit Father Christmas with younger members of the family
There is no better feeling than seeing the magic in a child’s eye when Christmas comes into force and one of the most exciting things you can do is take a child to visit Father Christmas. These days the grottos are getting bigger and fancier and there are even chances to combine other experiences within the visit such as a visit to Lapland, seeing reindeer or having a festive walk in the woods unearthing Christmas themed treats. A quick search online should be able to identify what you have going on local to you.
Decide how you want to spend the special day
How you spend Christmas is entirely up to you. Most people like to get together with family or friends so now would be the ideal time to discuss the arrangements. Find out who might be hosting the big day or even decide to make the Christmas meal yourself this year and invite your family and friends around to share the day with you in your home.
Could you host a Christmas party?
Maybe a Christmas party is more your thing and days like Christmas Eve or Boxing day can be the ideal times to organise your own festive party. Include festive-themed drinks and food, thankfully websites like Pinterest are bursting with ideas, or simply just have a gathering to celebrate the Christmas period. You can go as elaborate or low key as you like with this one. You might want to book Christmas meals and parties with friends and family as well as a lead up to the big day.
Let’s hope these ideas have got you thinking about Christmas and awakened your festive spirit.