Embracing the Magic of Christmas: A Guide to Holiday Preparations
With the festive season getting closer, here is a checklist for you to follow to make sure you are prepared for the festive season. For many of us, our home is our safe place, we believe that we should make our house a home, to live in for as long as possible. It is time to start preparing our homes for the festive season.
Firstly, declutter and organise your space, ensuring all walkways are clear to prevent trip hazards this could be done by you or a loved one. This will prepare space to add as many festive pieces as you wish to decorate your home. Then,
Clean your home with your festive-scented cleaning products.
Select a scented candle to burn throughout the holiday season.
Dig out your holiday decorations such as your Christmas tree, ornaments or tinsel.
Write greeting cards with a heartfelt message to your friends or loved ones.
Make a festive hot chocolate to enjoy whilst watching a Christmas film.
Listen to Christmas songs.
Knit a cosy blanket for you or a loved one.
Bake some festive treats.
Purchase a Christmas-themed magazine, or crossword puzzle book for your entertainment.
Put on your warm slippers or socks to keep your feet warm.
Purchase a photo frame to print out your favourite festive memory to cherish.
Put on your chosen Christmas film, which could be a classic or a new film for you to enjoy this festive season.
Start your calendar for 2024 to begin the new year right - this can be in larger print if you struggle with vision.
Wrap up warm with a scarf and hat if you venture outdoors.
Make festive handmade gifts to give out this Christmas with your grandchildren.
Above is a selection of activities and fun things for you to do with loved ones or individually that will get you in the festive spirit and help prepare your home for Christmas. It's important to remember that there's something for everyone, and age should never limit your ability to participate in these experiences.
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