Why does conquering the holidays sometimes feel like you’ve ran a marathon? There’s so much prep work done leading up to them and then in the midst you’re going full steam ahead. Next thing you know you’ve woken up and it’s all over. We have to admit with all the hustle and bustle it can feel it can be overwhelming at times. Buying gifts, decorating, hosting company and cooking the perfect dishes can feel like a lot of pressure. Have no fear, the Resource Girls are here! I’m sharing my holiday survival guide to ensure you have a fabulous holiday season you can actually enjoy and remember!
Hear me out on this one! One thing I’ve loved throughout my relationship with Nathan’s family is their tradition to wear santa hats while celebrating Christmas together. It’s hilarious and usually brings out some good laughs! Some years they've bought new ones, like a purple sparkly one and one where you push a button and the hat sings and moves. Every year they bring them out, we each pick one and wear it while celebrating, eating and opening gifts. Maybe it’s a little silly, but it’s super festive and always brings out a good time!
Nothing beats the smell of fresh pine and greenery at Christmas time. We have a fake tree, and up until last year that’s all we’ve used. However, last year we got our first real tree and my heart was so full.If you can’t afford a real tree, don’t have room or simply don’t want the mess I totally get it, I’d suggest bringing in greenery some other ways. Maybe buy a real little Charlie Brown tree to keep on a table, or buy a real Christmas wreath to hang in your house. You can even buy a string of real, fresh garland to hang above the fireplace (usually sold at Home Depot, Lowes or wherever real Christmas trees are sold). Whatever way you can, add some freshness into your decorations this year.
The easiest way to add holiday cheer into your decor is using free printables and picture frames. Spice up your typical pictures and frames with some fun sayings, or warm pictures. I’m sure it’ll do the trick in your house this year! I’ve linked a few of my favorites. This is my favorite site for printables!
I live in the Midwest so this can be hard given the amount of snow or ice that’s falling at any given time, but find a way to get outside. Whether it’s ice skating, walking around your city, exploring a Christmas tree farm, or snow shoeing, get outside and breathe in some crisp, cool air!
Christmas music can be overrated the longer it’s on, I totally get it. There’s a brief time in December where we all need a few days of belting it out in our car to get it out of our system though, right? I do at least. A couple new and a few old holiday albums I love:
Thanks Brigitte for capturing these gorgeous photos!