Happy 8th of December! Today it’s also my mums birthday, so happy birthday mummy! If you’re like me, you’ve been feeling festive since the beginning of November, but I know that some people, as they get older, they find it harder to get into the Christmas spirit. That’s where I want to help you out, I’ve got a list of a few ways you can try and feel festive, and a few little things you can do to boost your Christmas spirit, because no matter what age you are, you deserve to be happy at Christmas.
Visit a Christmas market
Now until a few years ago, I’d never been to a Christmas market. Last year I went to Birmingham, which wasn’t the best – but this year, I’ve been to Londons, Baths, Cardiffs (that’s where I live, so I go every year) and yesterday I travelled up to Bristols. Christmas markets are one of my favourite ways to feel Christmassy. The mulled wine, shopping, craft stores and amusements make it feel so fun and I don’t think there’s anything I love more.
Bake some Christmas treats
I love baking. I think of myself as a Mary Berry in the making. This year I’ve gotten really into baking cookies, and this Christmas I’ve decided to make Christmas Cookies (I’ll be doing a post about it very soon.) I find that getting your family around, putting on some Christmas tunes and baking something delicious, is a wonderful way to fill the house with love and Christmas spirit.
Put up your decorations
This is probably one of the easiest and most obvious ways of making yourself and your home feel that little bit more festive. Because it’s my mums birthday today, we haven’t got many decorations up. But my space, is fully decorated. I have a Christmas tree in my bedroom and it’s super cosy. Our main decorations will go up next week and then our whole house will feel even more festive.
Go Christmas light hunting!
When I was younger, my mum and dad and my grandmother would always take me and my brother to this one road, where they always went OTT with their Christmas decorations (they did it for charity.) I remember looking at these lights and instantly feeling happy and ready for Father Christmas to come. Even now, 15 years later when I’m 22, I still get filled with the same joy when I drive past houses with amazing Christmas lights. It’s one of my favourite things to do.
Make a Christmas playlist
For my blogmas post yesterday, I talked all about my own Christmas playlist. I make one every year and it becomes my soundtrack for the month. I listen to it when I clean, drive, wrap presents and when I’m finishing off assingments for university as well! I love the songs and they always put me in the best mood for Christmas.
Grab yourself a hot cocoa!
Hot chocolate is one of the favourites for this time of year. I found a really amazing hot chocolate recipe that looks delicious, but, here’s a secret for you guys… I don’t like hot chocolate. So if you’re like me, why don’t you try either a gingerbread latte for my coffee lovers or some gingerbread tea for my tea lovers! I drink a cup of gingerbread tear every evening when I curled up watching my Christmas films. It warms me from my toes to my nose and it makes me feel very Christmassy.
So there we have it! My tips for getting yourself into the Christmas spirit. Sometimes we all need a little help, so have you got anything you do to make yourself feel more festive? Let me know!