Starting new things at Christmas.
I did think of that scene in The Santa Clause where Tim Allen goes on a date with the crazy lady who wears a Christmas charm bracelet all year, but then I had another "screw it" moment and went for it anyway. It is a nice tradition just for me, to give myself a new Christmas charm each year as the last present in my Advent calendar.
Another little tradition I started, though it is rather more vague, was making my own Christmas decorations. If you know me at all, you'll know that I love to give homemade presents. I've made scarves, cushions, blankets, ornaments, soap, all sorts really and I love the delight on friend's and family's faces when I give them something that I have made myself. It makes all the time and effort put in to their gift worth it. I haven't made many things to decorate my house with though. This year I decided to change that. I made some garlands using Christmas themed paper and strung them up around the house. They gave my living room such a homely festive feel. I adore the idea of decorating with dried fruits such as oranges but never got around to that this year. I just love the idea of having and giving things that you have made yourself, it makes things much more meaningful.
So, if you are like me, and were waiting for others to come along to kickstart traditions, especially during the holiday season, you don't need to be! It is just as fulfilling to create your own traditions, ones just for yourself and ones that can be enjoyed by others.
Hi! I'm Louise. I am a writer, photographer, traveler, book fanatic and blogger. I love to post about my adventures and the little things I do that make life fun.
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