How to Have a Festive Christmas — Even Without Snow!
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Christmas? Perhaps one of your favorite Christmas movies comes to mind, or maybe you have a specific memory from a childhood Christmas that has a special place in your heart.
For many people, a fresh blanket of snow on a cold winter’s day is almost synonymous with Christmas cheer, but many areas stay warm throughout the winter. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with a few ways that you can make this Christmas a magical one, even if your area is sunny and warm on Christmas Day! As we’ll explain below, adorning your home with a beautiful display of LED Christmas lights is one of the best ways to spread holiday cheer to your entire neighborhood. Browse our catalog to find the perfect Christmas lighting supplies for your home!
How to Have a Festive Christmas
Throw a Party
Throwing a party is one of the best ways to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Between end-of-the-year projects, travel plans, and hosting friends and family, the vast majority of your social circle could probably use an excuse to let loose and have a night of fun.
As we mentioned in a previous post, ugly sweater parties are becoming more and more popular. You can decorate your own with tinsel, felt, and your favorite Christmas characters, or you can purchase your own from one of the many retailers who specialize in over-the-top apparel. Either way, your guests are sure to let out a jolly laugh when they see your sweater! We wrote a multi-part guide that details how to throw a great Christmas party in a previous blog series, so be sure to catch up on parts one, two, and three if you’re interested.
Decorate Your Home
It doesn’t matter where you live — Christmas lights and decorations will always create a festive and welcoming atmosphere. Even if you live in an area that never receives any snow, you can purchase LED Christmas lights and fake snow to put in front of your home, making it look like a scene from one of the many iconic Christmas movies that are played around this time of year.
If you have young children, then try decorating your fireplace as well! You can hang Christmas lights and decorations from the mantle along with your stockings — just make sure that you’ve left enough room for Santa to come down the chimney! You can even put more fake snow around the tree to make your living room into a Christmas wonderland, and we can almost guarantee that the whole family will have fond memories that last for years to come.
Time is sometimes the best gift you can give. While many retailers would have you believe that things and material gifts are the most important aspects of the season, spending time with your friends and family is by far the most important part of Christmas. Make time to watch your favorite Christmas movies in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and be sure that you’ve made plenty of hot chocolate for everyone who’s watching! Even if your home never sees a single flake of snow, you can still be immersed and transported to one of the many wonderful locations in your favorite flicks.