You love holidays, no matter how big or small they are. From Labor Day to Christmas, you just can’t get enough of the holiday season. Instead of crossing off days on your calendar and waiting patiently, get excited now. There’s no need to wait to start your preparations and ruin the holiday season with stress and last-minute projects. Here are a few reasons why the holidays can start now:
There Are Tons of Holidays
You don’t have to limit the holiday season to just Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are plenty of other holidays you can celebrate to keep that exciting feeling alive. The Jewish High Holidays, the Autumnal Equinox, Halloween and Veteran’s Day will all be here before you know it. Put out decorations both inside and outside your house to feel the holiday spirit and to let others know that you’re celebrating. Invite people over for a party, or prepare a lesson and fun activities to teach your kids.
You Have Time to Prepare
Every year you tell yourself that you’re going to finish that home project, finish all your shopping and have everything decorated and ready to go before the last minute. This is the year to finally keep that promise to yourself. If you start now, you have plenty of time to prepare and finish every project well ahead of time.
Start with your big home projects. If you want to make your guest room into a holiday paradise, start by getting rid of clutter and unnecessary items. You can spread a little good cheer by donating these items to charity or someone in need. Get new bedding, arrange a holiday-themed welcome basket and make sure there’s plenty of room in the closet for your guests to unpack.
Then start planning out your decorations, food, drinks and holiday activities. Spend time looking through sites like Pinterest for fun and cute ideas that suit your family and friends. The sooner you start, the more time you’ll have to create the best activities (and the longer you have to be excited about the holidays!).
You Can Find the Best Decorations
One of the most exciting parts of preparing for the holidays is finding the perfect decorations. Once you’ve mapped out what you want your home to look like, it’s time to start searching for and buying the decor to pull off your theme. By starting early, you have time to search your favorite home decor sites, go to stores without the last-minute crowds and buy specialty or limited products. You know you can’t resist a good bargain, and who can resist twinkle lights for your porch or the beautiful angel for your tree? Prolong the thrill of shopping for the holidays, and stay excited every time you find that perfect piece.
Everyone Can Get Involved
Every holiday, whether it’s Christmas or Halloween, is about being with the ones you love. Share your excitement for every holiday season with your friends and family, and invite them to be excited with you. Include them on your home improvement projects (anyone up for a painting day?), or ask them what you should prepare for your holiday meal. By starting now, you can have everyone in your life get involved, no matter how busy their schedules are.