The joy of Christmas has sprung in…August? What is going on! Well, shops are starting to bring out holiday treasures earlier each year, and even though it’s August, Christmas decorations and holiday favours are already surfacing the Internet. Is it so bad to start searching or brainstorming for ideas now? No! Getting holiday shopping done early is a dream of many consumers because, nobody, and I mean nobody, likes to go shopping at the last minute for holiday items. The shops are complete madness and it takes out the pure joy and essence of the wonderful holiday. So sit back, relax (especially if you’re a teacher—enjoy these next few more weeks off of work), and start looking at Christmas items that you might want this year. You may think it’s crazy right now, but trust me, it is so much fun and will put a permanent smile on your face.
It is never too early to shop for ornaments for the Christmas tree. I am sure many of you can relate to this, ornaments somehow disappear from my “Christmas decoration box” every single year. I have no idea how this happens, but it just happens with children, and husbands. And the hooks that are on the ornaments? impossible to keep attached! Therefore, ease the pain and worry of burrowing through your ornaments and questioning, “where did they all go”, and look for some new ones! There are so many to choose from, and you can even decide on a theme for your tree this year! My sister-in-law always does a sweets theme on her Christmas Tree with sweet-shaped ornaments. It’s just adorable. So, search through the millions of ornaments, and find the set that suits you!
Finding the perfect wreath can be difficult. However, what is so great about wreaths is that you can DIY! There are many ideas on the internet that inspire people to make their own wreaths. Creating your own wreath adds character to the holiday and the best part is, no one else will have the same exact one. Browse through the numerous wreaths out there, and if one doesn’t give you “Christmas cheer”, make your own by looking through Christmas supplies and get crafty!
We all know that it’s customary to leave out cookies and a glass of milk for Santa and carrots for his reindeer, but have you ever thought about leaving out a cupcake for him that looks like his hat? These cupcakes are simple to make, and so fun Santa will sure be thankful and maybe leave you extra gifts. All you need is a cake mix of your choice, make and bake it according to the box instructions. Make sure to find adorable Christmas cupcake liners. Let the cupcakes cool, and in a separate bowl, mix together vanilla frosting and red food colouring. Pipette it onto the cupcake in a fashion that will look like a hat. Then, place more vanilla frosting (make sure this is just plain vanilla frosting with no food coloring) in a smaller pipette with a star nozzle, and pipette around the bottom of the red frosting and add a little piece on top. There you go, a cute Santa hat cupcake! Maybe leave out two for Santa…or he will search through your kitchen for more.
Christmas is all about décor, and I think it is the most fun holiday to decorate for. My sister-in-law goes ALL OUT during Christmas time to decorate her house. She throws on Christmas music, sends her husband to the gym so she can have the house to herself, pulls out ALL her decorations, and goes haywire! One of her favourite collections is the Christmas plate collection she received as a wedding gift. They are perfect, and the most beautiful Christmas china. Christmas plates are easy to find, and there are many different styles. Find the style that you absolutely love and know that your friends and family will want to buy a set for themselves.
Christmas Wrapping Paper
Oh, the joy of wrapping gifts. sometimes it can be a disaster; sometimes it can be enjoyable, other times you just want to pay someone to do it for you. I totally get it! Christmas wrapping paper is available now and it’s great to start stocking up! Plus, have you ever gone to the shop last minute to find more wrapping paper and there is just no more cute wrapping paper? Been there, done that…countless times. But not anymore. I stock up on my wrapping paper early in the year and I am sure to always buy more than I need.