Christmas is right around the corner, everyone is looking forward to Christmas day. Opening presents having a luxurious breakfast, it just gives the start of the day a festive euphoria. Also having a massive Christmas lunch far too early in the day in my opinion. Then lounging around the television, full of food watching your favourite Christmas movies. Everyone loves Christmas day but I also love the run up to Christmas. Theres so much you can do to get yourself in the Christmas mood or to spread Christmas cheer to all of those scrooges out there. Here are three of the things that I love to do.
//01 Festive Baking & Sharing
Christmas baking is fun to do at all ages. Kids love it, your parents will love it and hopefully you will as well. You can make whatever you fancy from mince pies which you can jazz up like I did here with a mince pie cinnamon roll combination. You could also try the classic gingerbread men. Everyone loves food, Christmas food especially. It’s nice to pack it up, go see family. Your grandparents, auntie, sibling, whatever you fancy really. Give them a visit, take your favourite festive movie and have a cosy afternoon enjoying your baked goods.
//02 Have A Friend Christmas
Before the family filled Christmas day, choose a day in the run up to have a christmas dinner and present swap with your friends. Each person/couple could make something to bring (i.e the starter or pudding). After your Christmas lunch, have a few drinks, lounge in front of the TV and enjoy each others company. You could make it a tradition and someone different could host each year. Having two Christmas days sounds like a perfect plan to me.
//03 Give Back
Not everyone has a good Christmas and it can be such a harrowing time of year for a lot of people. It’s important to make sure everyone feels special and enjoys Christmas. You could donate food to a local food bank. Buy some presents for someone who really needs a pick me up or simply just volunteer. There are always so many volunteer opportunities going around.
What is your favourite thing to do before Christmas? Let me know in the comments below.