The festive season is once again here! The planning and preparations have begun already. Being globally celebrated, it brings the season of goodwill and is always an exciting and magical time. As it is celebrated with high spirits in a different part of the world, people have their own ways of spree. Some have family gatherings, while others believe in spreading happiness to strangers. Some do high expense on decorations & gifts while others work on home-made things.
Instead of repeating the same procedure, you can try some new things this year to make the festival more gratifying. Here are some of the best ways explained to celebrate Christmas 2019.
Some great ways to celebrate Christmas
The prior thing for the Christmas season is undoubtedly decorations. You can either go for a live or artificial tree or wrap it up with lights. Try something new this time by decorating the tree with Star Trek, cartoon characters, superhero-themed ornaments. If possible, choose home-made ornaments to avoid over budget. You can work on decorating the mantle with stockings or lights so that the inner part of your house shines elegantly!
What more you can do with decorations? Try to make paper snowflakes, paper chains, wreaths from popcorn & cranberries on your own. Decorating ordinary candles or making trendy candle holders can also be a good option. In simple terms, instead of wasting money on stores, use household things like paper, fabric or cinnamon for decorations.
As Christmas is all about exchanging gifts, we keep on pleasing & satisfying each other with these material things. It is not obligatory at all! Not only you will save money by skipping gift ideas, but you also can be more creative with other things. You can rather go to dinner or watch a show which everybody likes. You can also work on home-crafted gifts like pillow covers, scarf, etc to present your family & closed ones something original.
These kinds of things will remain close to your loved one’s heart. If you can’t resist of gifts, go for self-gifting. Spend a small budget on yourself on the things you need and gift it to you. This trend is gaining popularity from some years and is a great initiative to avoid extra expenses. Either drop down gift ideas, if you can’t prefer home-crafted things as a present.
3. Try to spread happiness
The holiday season is certainly special for you; it is special for everybody outside. But not every person can afford Christmas. The most beautiful gift during this festive season is to make a little time to do something special for those who can’t do that by themselves and need help. You can donate to a charity, giving gifts & offer Christmas meals to needy ones. Be a part of the good deed!
Spend some of your time with poor, elderly or sick people & try to help so that they feel concerned. Making someone happy at this time will make their holidays better too as the happiness of giving is more satisfying than receiving. There are various charity projects goes running nowadays during such festive seasons which you can consider to help.
4. Try another culture this time
This one is fascinating! Not every person or place celebrates Christmas as you do. There are numerous cultures in the world and many of them celebrate this festival in their own way. Some are funny, some freaky but all are still stimulating. To get a variation from that usual traditions, why not go for another one this time. You can choose any of a country and organize a fully culture-themed Christmas with your loved ones.
Just copy exactly what those country residents do. From decorating your home to preparing similar dishes & playing their songs, try to replicate their customs at your party. Embracing the different traditions will give your festival a refreshing feel for sure and it will be remembered for years. Try to repeat this every year for a new feel!
5. Go for a different main course
The Christmas festival is partial without food. The holiday dinner is all about spending quality time with friends & family and having delicious specific dishes. It can even be switched to homegrown foods which you can enjoy during this festive season. Baking cookies, pies & cakes are also a good alternative if you are fond of sweet treats. Are you willing to do experiment with the feast?
Many people prefer to have turkey, duck, ham or goose during Christmas dinner, but you can change things and go for an unusual and different treat to surprise your loved ones. They will be dazed to see and taste something different from the ordinary dinner meals. Go for fancy seafood dishes, pancakes, etc with an endless variety at your dining.
6. Make early planning
The last-minute rush always invites troubles. Instead of running to stores during festival time, it would be recommended to plan things earlier. This will let you enjoy the festival in a more comfortable and relaxing mode. Not only the prices will be at a peak at the final moments, but you also have no choice than gathering the residues.
Also if you don’t take time to relax, it can ruin your festive day too. You will feel tired due to the last moment rush and will neither be able to greet your loved ones nor be able to enjoy the activities.
Final Verdict: Christmas celebrations incite the
curiosity of devotees to celebrate this festival with enjoyment. After all,
there must be something special behind this to stay up all long for
preparations. We all love enjoying Christmas traditions. People go for
Christmas caroling, have fun with Santa Claus, of course, spend time with
friends & family and make memories.
Modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, church celebrations, different decorations on Christmas tree, lights, nativity scenes, and holly. But if you are willing to do something different in Christmas 2019, the above-mentioned ideas will work best for you.