It’s the first week of December and exactly 22 days until Christmas — a fact that both excites and terrifies me. Every year, it feels like the holiday season flies by at a quicker pace, and despite the fun and joy there’s also a little sadness at the things that I wanted to do that just didn’t happen. I’ve been spending some time this weekend thinking about which holiday traditions mean the most to me.
Enter: the holiday bucket list. It’s the perfect time to put pen to paper and choose a handful of things that will bring more joy to your life and fill you with holiday spirit. Things that you vow to make happen, no matter how busy life gets.
Here’s what’s on my Holiday Bucket List so far:
Buy a Christmas tree
Decorate the tree
Set the table
Make Christmas wreaths
Baking Christmas cookies
Draw names for Secret Santa with our team at the office.
Watch holiday movies with loved ones
Sing Christmas Carols with my boyfriend
Decorate the Christmas tree with mum - ever since I was little, my mum and I had the responsibility of picking out the family Christmas tree and decorating it together. It’s actually my favourite Christmas tradition. We put on Christmas music and spend hours placing the ornaments just right.
Make a new signature Christmas cake - Two years ago I made my signature Milk and Cookies cake. Now I have two options. Make it again, or try something new. What do you think?
What’s on your list? Leave a comment – I’d love more ideas! And scroll on for a few great reads from around the web this week…