It's already December, Christmas is fast approaching, but for many people it doesn't feel like the holiday yet. Even when you are looking at different items, it may seem too hard to figure out a way to really add in more excitement to Christmas and make your home festive. However, there are a few quick and easy ways to add some excitement to your holiday month and create the magic that you remember from your childhood in your home.
1. Show That the Elves Are Watching
Most people are familiar with the idea of the elf on the shelf at this point, but there are a number of other ways to make it clear that Santa's little helpers are watching and will only bring toys to good boys and girls. Among these are elf footprints and security cameras that report right back to Santa, and even notes from his helpers, praising kids for doing their best. All of these ideas take just a few minutes to set up, but will make your children feel like elves are living in the home, helping them prepare for Christmas.
2. Add in Fun Audio
Christmas music is one of the most iconic parts of the Christmas experience. Sitting around and listening to older songs, finding out which new ones are going to be released, singing along to your children, and even hearing it performed during school events. However, listening to it through your phone or your computer speakers can be a bit boring and doesn't really do much to create a Christmas mood. Thankfully, there are a number of different audio devices available at Christmas shop, so that you can buy the stuff that can really get you into the Christmas spirit and still look good throughout the year.
3. Advent Calendars
Counting down the days until Christmas has been done for hundreds of years. With advent calendars, children get to count down the days, but also get to enjoy a small gift each and day. They come filled with a number of different things, from candies and chocolates to movies and socks. Depending on your personal preferences, there is an advent calendar for your family just waiting to be opened and shared.
4. Christmas Eve Baskets
This is a new trend that has been growing in popularity. Creating a Christmas Eve basket is a great way to spend time with the family and to make children less tempted to peek at presents under the tree. The baskets usually hold new pyjamas, a movie, a snack, or any combination of items necessary for a quiet night in the home. Children open up the basket, put on their new clothes, watch their new movies, and have their snacks before heading to bed. Many people choose to theme their baskets, but others just see it as a way to actually excite children about new sleepwear.
It truly is the little things that make Christmas more exciting. Time spent with family, checking off the days until Santa comes, living in anticipation of his helpers, and enjoying Christmas music together are all ways to make the season just a little more exciting for all.