The year is almost gone, and it is again the most cozy time of the year. We are still busy decorating our homes, packing our suitcases to join our family, doing shopping for the Christmas celebration. Don't overdo it, it should be a time of reflection and enjoying good company.
It is difficult not to decorate your home, to make it special and inviting for the last week of the year. A Christmas tree is maybe to much for your home, but there are a lot of other options to give it your special touch even when the classical Christmas decoration is not your thing. We should at least have some greenery in the house. I must say that those old fashioned Christmas balls have a certain charm, I'm always happy to arrive at my parents place and see the same decorations which were already used by my grandmother. Yes, it is time to be nostalgic.
Lets leave the hectic of the city behind us and get to a relaxing place, just in time to decorate. Keep the colors simple: white, green, and a touch of wood. Add red to make it more traditional. Natural materials, imperfection will give all the charm we need. The candles which we will put all around the house will bring light and a touch of warmth in this dark period of the year.
Guests will arrive soon, loaded with gifts to put under the Christmas tree. The laughter of the kids running around will fill the house, the impatience to unwrap all those presents. Last minutes ideas for decorating the house, for setting the table in a more festive way. It is much more fun to do it together, the kids will love to get involved, make it a family time. And don't forget it doesn't have to be perfect.
Making together all the holiday decorations is a great way to build family memories. It is not only fun to do, being concentrated on making them will be so relaxing that all the hectic of the last days will fall away. You can add some essential oils and the whole house will be filled in no time with the typical Christmas scent.
And celebrating Christmas is not about eating to much, unwrapping gifts, it is a time to reflect. Let the room be filled with peace and joy. A simple detail, beautiful materials, a sense a heritage, family memories will bring you in the right mood.
It can't be better, after a long Christmas evening, than to have a late breakfast around a simple decorated table. Lots of white, fresh linen and simple home made food. Make a time of honesty and love.
Simple things as a hot chocolate drink or tea, after a walk in the snow, is heart warming. We don't need more, lets just do the things we love with the people who make us feel special, these lasts days of the year, so we will be ready to start the year with fresh energy.
Make it a special time of the year, without to much glitter and show, a time to find yourself after a crazy year. Enjoy being around your loved ones, because it is time to realize time is passing to quickly.
so what to do last minute:
- pack your suitcase and join your family
- decorate your Christmas tree with some old fashioned decoration
- enjoy with the children to make some ornaments
- decorate the table in a simple way but with your personal touch
- make it a time of reflection, enjoying good company
- fill the house with joy and love, that is all you need
Make it a wonderful time of the year! Merry Christmas!