The reality is, Christmas almost forced itself on us. Before we bite into the turkey or have our first pumpkin spice latte, there’s a tree up at every store at the mall! If you’re like me, everyone and everything is ready for Christmas before I am!
So this year, I’ve decided to get ahead of the game. In mid November, I took a day off and got my Christmas cards out of the way. When they arrived on Friday, December 3, 2021… I had this unfamiliar feeling…. IM GOING TO GET MY CARDS OUT THIS YEAR! When has that every happened?! In fact, I thought I was alone until I asked my Facebook peeps! They had the same testimony. Getting cards out is harder than it looks!
Anyway, I wanted to share some ideas for getting in the mood and making the most of the season! Here we go:
1. Start a new tradition! It can be with yourself or with others! Record the new tradition your phone or add it to your calendar for next year so you remember! Last year, I cut down a tree in Apple Hill. I didn’t this year but decided to decorate my front door! (I’ll share the final look, maybe!)
2. Create a personal holiday theme! Don’t laugh…. But mine is “MistleBeau.” I know that’s corny. But, mistletoes create opportunities for loving and taking risks! I want to be that for other people! Get you a theme, too!
3. Make a Christmas playlist on Apple Music or Spotify! You can create the perfect list of songs and avoid the annoying ones! I love Luther Vandross’ Christmas album. It’s the thing that reminds me the most about Christmas, aside from Seattle! Anyway, share your playlist with your family! It’s a good way to spread the holiday cheer!
4. Take a walking tour of the most festive neighborhoods in your city! Nothing gets me going more than to see other folks are getting the ball rolling. I love walking and sightseeing so walking around neighborhoods during the Christmas season is a great feeling! Get a Dutch Bros and go!
Check out my podcast episode for more tips and ideas! Go to seasonedwithsaltpodcast.com