December is one of the most exciting months of the year. The holiday spirit is all around us, and holiday planning is in full swing. No matter what you celebrate, we can all enjoy the twinkling lights and a great cup of cocoa. Even though it may be cold outside, we can stay warm by the fireplace with a great Christmas movie playing on TV. Best of all, December is the month where we slow down from our busy schedules to make time to see friends and family.
Here at Home Addict, we thought it would be fun to do a countdown to Christmas full of festive holiday ideas that can make this month of December the best one yet. Keep in mind that we don’t expect you to do every single thing on this list, or follow our instructions to a tee. This article is just filled with suggestions on how you can make the most out of the holiday season. Get ready to celebrate!
Happy first day of December! It is officially acceptable to play Christmas music at full volume in the car, and bring your ugly holiday sweaters out of storage. Ditch your pumpkin spice latte for a mint mocha at Starbucks, because winter is coming whether we like it or not. Time to turn your calendar over from November to December, and plan out everything you need to get done before the holiday.
One of the most exciting parts of the first day of December is opening your first door of your advent calendar. Here in the US, advent calanders are not as much of a popular tradition as it is in Europe. If we see them in stores at all, they are usually the cardboard ones with chocolate behind every door. But if you haven’t tried it before, we highly recommend getting one this year. The most sustainable options is to buy a wooden advent calendar that you can refill every year with treat for your kids. Or, you can practice a little bit of self-care by buying a beauty advent calendar for yourself.