Making Christmas extra special is all about attention to detail. That is how memories are created! To really wow your family this Christmas, consider the ideas below. They will take the stress out of the holiday and make your home extra cheerful. Here’s how to make this Xmas memorable.
1. Make dinner ahead of time
It isn’t a party unless you are there! If you are the one entertaining this year, make as much of the meal as you can a day or two before and store the food in the fridge. Pies, cakes, cookies and various sides are actually more delicious when made ahead of time. Making dinner in advanced gives you more time to focus on your loved ones and enjoy the holiday.
2. Get creative with the décor
There are so many little things you can do around your home that make a huge impact. A few ideas to consider include filling clear vases with Christmas ornaments, creating your own wreaths, crafting wreath chandeliers and making handmade ornaments.
3. Play with your tablescape
Collect cohesive basic elements for your tablescape including place mats, charger plates, silverware etc. and then build on the look with candles, napkin holders, centerpieces and of course a tablecloth and runner. From there, play with the layout, experiment with levels and create a dinner table that guests will remember for years.
4. Make handmade gifts
Handmade gifts from the heart are gifts to remember. There are so many gifts that can be made by hand and the final result is better than what you would get at a store. You can buy unfinished wood candle holders and cover them with glitter or paint, make handmade jewelry, cufflinks, bowties, scented mason jar candles, gold leaf coasters and more. All the gifts mentioned are super easy to make and the cost of supplies is $20 and under.
5. Gift wrap with care
Christmas and gifts go hand in hand. The sight of beautifully wrapped presents under the tree gets everyone in the holiday spirit so put additional effort into your gift wrapping. You can do a lot with kraft paper, tape, a glue gun and wire ribbon. To wrap gifts that stand out, neatly wrap each one with the kraft paper and make opulent bows with the wire ribbon.You can also use fun cutouts, burlap twine, faux holly leaves and more.