How to Create and Keep a Christmas Spirit

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The Christmas season is upon us. It is a time to be spent with family and friends. However, with all the work that goes along with those family gather­ings and shopping for that perfect gift, it can be easy to lose that Christ­mas Spirit. Don’t let yourself get caught up in all hustle and bustle of the season. Here are some simple ways to help create that Christmas feeling.

DECK THE HALLS

Turn decorating into a fun ad­venture for you and the whole family this holiday season. Decide together what colors you will use for decorating the home and the Christmas tree. Choose which or­naments will be placed on the tree. These ornaments might fol­low a particular color scheme, or they may be ones that hold a cer­tain sentimental value. If you can’t come to a happy compromise, you might want to consider decorating two separate Christmas trees. You could do a large one for the family and a smaller one for the kids.

CREATE YOUR ORNAMENTS

With the introduction of Cricket machines and other technology, it has become easier to create indi­vidualized Christmas ornaments. So, this Christmas, you can either create your own ornaments or have them designed. These make great gift ideas and keepsakes.

“NICE” NOTES

Christmas is about love and fam­ily. Remind yourself and your fam­ily members why you love each other. Santa has a “Naughty or Nice” List. You can make your own. Create a list of all the “Nice” things that you love about each of your family members and/or friends. Then, share your “Nice List” or “Love Note” with each of your family members. You make it even more festive by placing these on Christmas-themed paper.

CHRISTMAS SCRAPBOOK

Scrapbooks are a part of South­ern life. Create one to help culti­vate that Christmas spirit. You can start with old family photos of Christmas past and add more Christmas photos after this sea­son. Use Christmas colors and/or Christmas paper for the back­ground. And, don’t worry. You are not limited to just red and green for Christmas colors. Mix it up. Use silver, gold, purple, and even baby blues.

EDIBLE NECKLACE FOR THE HOLIDAY

Keep the kids happy this Christ­mas with an edible necklace. All this takes is some dried fruit and popcorn. Thread these on a piece of string. Now, you have a Christ­mas-themed necklace that is fun to create and eat on Christmas Day!

Christmas is a time of joy and hope. It is a time to be grateful for the ones we love. Don’t lose that Christmas spirit in all the craziness of shopping and decorating. Cul­tivate a true Christmas attitude by doing some fun activities with family and friends.





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