Top 5 ideas to get you in a Christmas mood
1. Spend time doing what you love
Whether that’s spending time with your loved ones, reading a book or enjoying your favourite hobby, carve out some time for yourself. Giving yourself some time and space to do something you love will help you to de-stress and keep a positive outlook this time of year.
2. Create your own family traditions
Don’t feel pressured to re-create other traditions if your budgets and patience can’t stretch – you can simply create your own. If matching family PJs isn’t your thing but baking festive treats is, get baking! We’ve shared some great Christmas craft ideas that are family-friendly, very low budget and will help spread that Christmas spirit.
Involving your children in your new traditions will instantly add some festive cheer and help raise Christmas spirits as you make positive memories. Traditions are meant to be memorable things to look forward to and creating your own helps bring joy, even if you’re not feeling it yet.
3. Give into Christmas films and songs
They’re only around for a few weeks a year, so instead of rejecting them, embrace them! There are so many classic Christmas movies that are perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. If you love classical films and want your children to enjoy them, why not watch “Miracle on 34th Street” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” together.
Making time to sit and watch films together is another great way to relax and unwind at a busier time of year, whilst helping you get into the spirit of things. Avoid feeling like “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” (another family favourite!) and get into the Christmas spirit with cheesy films and catchy songs.
It could be at a local farm shop, a festive market or to watch the Christmas lights being switched on. Getting out and about to enjoy time with your friends and family is ideal for helping the Christmas spirit to flow. Being surrounded by Christmas lights, music and tasty food will be just the thing to help get you into that festive cheer.
5. Throw on that Christmas jumper
If you’re still not feeling that Christmas spirit after watching films, hearing the songs and eating the treats, wearing festive clothes will help get you into the spirit of things. If you don’t currently have a Christmas Jumper, try your local charity shop and help support them at the same time. Why not have a dedicated Christmas jumper day in your family and have fun with it – the more colourful and over the top the better!