Christmas is a magical time of year, but the warm and cheerful feelings often fade as the year goes on and we go back to our normal routines. At The Christmas Light Emporium, we believe that Christmas cheer doesn’t have to end on December 25, so in today’s post, we’ll provide you with a few tips that will help you hold onto the Christmas spirit as the year goes on.
You don’t necessarily have to put your Christmas lighting supplies into storage after the big day has come and gone. While it might be difficult to repurpose your Christmas net lights throughout the year, white LED Christmas lights can be turned into wonderful and welcoming home decor.
You can try stringing your lights around a standing mirror in your bedroom, or you can try moving them to your backyard patio when the weather gets warm. You can even hang them in your living room to use as accent lighting when you have your friends and family over for a movie night. Nobody has to know that your beautiful decor moves outside every December, so take this opportunity to get creative!
While many retailers would have you believe that Christmas is about purchasing the latest and greatest gadgets for your friends and family, you should always remember that Christmas is a time for celebrating with and giving thanks for the special people in your life.
Whether you travel out of state for Christmas, or you have to speak with your loved ones over the phone, reminding yourself that you’re lucky to have such special people in your life can lift your spirits and increase your emotional well-being throughout the year. Even if it’s the middle of July, call someone you’ve been thinking about or send your parents recent pictures of your family — it’s often the little things that have the biggest impacts.
Christmas is a time of giving, but many of us find ourselves unintentionally becoming Scrooges as the year goes on. Numerous studies have shown that practicing generosity actually makes us happier than purchasing goods and services for ourselves, so try to find small ways to be generous throughout the year. Whether it’s a small donation to a charity you care about, tipping the waiter or waitress a bit extra, or surprising your friends with a dinner at your home, nothing will lift your spirits like a small act of kindness.
These are just three ways you can stay in the Christmas spirit throughout the year. Keep an eye on our blog page, as we’ll be adding even more great posts as the big day gets closer. In the meantime, shop with the Christmas Light Emporium for LED Christmas lights and the Christmas decorating supplies you need for a magical Christmas season!