When it comes to entertaining for Christmas, it’s all too easy to overextend ourselves. The temptation is to skip having a party entirely in order to prevent ourselves from getting too stressed. But what’s the fun in that? It is far better to have people over, even if the gathering is simple.
Have you heard of pickle ornaments? I think they’re fantastic, especially because they’re offbeat and unique. I was browsing through Amazon looking for any last minute Christmas gifts, and I came across these bright green pickle ornaments. At first, I thought it was just a one-off. But, when I searched for more pickle ornaments, I found a TON. It’s apparently a “thing”.
For the first few years of my life as an adult and having a Christmas tree, I would continually forget to put down a tree skirt. I moved around so many times in my twenties, I would often forget where my tree skirt really was. I didn’t always unpack all my boxes because sometimes I wouldn’t be in the same place for long enough. It was easier to only unpack the things that I needed.
Ever feel like you needed help finding something to say to someone? Or, do you just love the thrill of picking a question out of a box to discuss with another person? Conversation starters such as the Melissa & Doug series a popular, fun choice to get the conversation rolling.
Part of the fun of shopping for Christmas gifts is finding perfect stocking stuffers and gift add-ons. Small toys such as the Arthur Christmas Mini Figure pictured here definitely meet that description.
During the Christmas season, it’s the little decorative touches that make a huge difference. Yes, most of us trim a tree – but it’s those little thing, like the Christmas burner covers pictured here, that make the home feel extra festive.
One thing I love about the Christmas season is how festive it is. Each year, I divide my time between decorating, shopping for Christmas gifts, attending Christmas parties, and in general simply feeling happy.
I am a sucker for a delicious cup of tea. In fact, I seem to drink tea all year long, nearly every day. It’s not only good for you, but it tastes great too! Christmas is a special time of year, though, because many tea companies, such as Twining, release their special edition teas. I usually stock up when I find them so I can enjoy them all year!
Stickers are an easy and inexpensive way to spread some holiday cheer!When I was a child, I had a sticker collection. As an adult, I love stickers almost as much, especially at Christmas. In fact, I am addicted to them. I put them on everything – wrapped gifts, Christmas cards, my forehead, … Okay, I only did that once. Each year, I need to stock up because I use them up rather quickly.
So, the Christmas shopping is done, or nearly done. The gifts are wrapped, or almost wrapped. Now what? It’s time to consider buying those special little extras to give as a stocking stuffers or to top one of your presents. I find that Christmas Marshmallow Peeps are a definite favorite amongst those on my list. Maybe because I personally love them so much?
Cupcakes are a popular trend right now and when Christmas comes around, they’ll be even more popular than. Modern cupcakes are large and filled with a variety of flavors.They are also very creative and artistic. Do you have a cupcake lover in your life? Then baking up a batch of cupcakes or buying cupcakes from a shop are both excellent choices for Christmas gifts.
Each year, Santa gave me a Lifesaver Storybook in my stocking. After a while, I realized it just doesn’t feel like Christmas unless I either receive one of these as a gift or give one to someone myself. Even though I am not crazy about all the flavors (though, I still swoon over butterscotch) I know that the holiday isn’t complete without them.