Putting up the Christmas decorations is a sure-fire way of giving you that Christmassy feel and an ideal time to do it will be on 1st December as it falls on a Saturday (push it back to the Sunday if you need to).
Make a day of it and get any little ones involved too. Go out and find a Christmas tree, real or fake, and then add a splash of festive touches to your house, inside and out, to leave Santa with a big smile on his face when he comes to visit on Christmas morning.
We have three top tips to get you started…
When people look at your home and come to visit their eyes will be instinctively drawn towards your front door. Show that you’re a fan of the festive season by hanging a Christmas wreath to the door.
If your crafting skills are up to scratch you could have a go at making your own wreath and use things like baubles, fairy lights, pine cones, red coloured ribbon etc. to give it a Christmassy effect. There are plenty pre-made wreaths available if not.
Wreaths may seem a little old-fashioned to you, in which case you should jump on the latest trend of adding bows to doors. An example of what we’re talking about can be seen here.
It’s custom to display your Christmas cards on top of the fire, on a window cill or on a piece of string, but you can be far more imaginative than that.
Using sticky tape on the back of each card you can apply your cards to some available wall space and arrange them in a Christmas tree formation to do something completely different. Think of other shapes you can mimic with your cards too and we bet that anyone that comes to visit will be pinching the idea from you.
Once the present-giving is out of the way on Christmas Day you will likely be settling down at the dinner table in the afternoon for some tasty turkey.
Set it up appropriately for the occasion with a few festive touches aside from the placing of Christmas crackers next to each diner’s placemat.
Give the table a little sparkle by e.g. sprinkling some shiny snowflakes over the table cloth, ensuring everyone has a bauble or mini wreath place name holder to make them feel extra welcome and position some kind of Christmas-influenced table decoration in the centre of the table.
Christmas can also be spent in the conservatory and it makes a great setting for the Christmas dinner and obligatory game of charades afterwards. Make sure you decorate it too. Speak to our team if you have an interest in buying a conservatory.
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