5 Things to do Before Christmas

It’s that time of the year again! Christmas season! There are many things you can do to get yourself into the Christmas spirit, Here are some of my favorites!

1. Zoo Lights

If you haven’t heard of something like this, basically the zoo puts up all these lights and you go and look at them. Sounds lame, I know, but its soo cool! Another alternative, if you’re looking for something cheaper, is driving around and looking at houses Christmas lights! Whether they’re elaborate or just a simple string of lights, it is always fun with the right people.

2. Christmas Tree Shopping

This is something I have always wanted to do and although I didn’t actually get a tree, looking at all the options and smelling the refreshing pine is super relaxing!

3. Homemade Hot Chocolate

As soon as colder weather comes around (and usually even before) I crave hot chocolate. Usually, I just get the powder stuff and mix it with milk but this year I wanted to do something a little different and make it from scratch. I “followed” this recipe but made/suggest a few changes. First, I put in WAY too much chocolate so use as much as it says to. Second, I didn’t actually follow any of the directions so you should probably do that too. Third, I would suggest using milk chocolate instead of semisweet because you can definitely┬átaste the semi part. Overall, any hot chocolate is a good hot chocolate to me, especially if it is homemade ­čśë

4. Make Cookies

Cookies are the typical Christmas┬áactivity but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a must do for the season! If the plain old cookies don’t satisfy your thirst for creativity, try making sugar cookies and testing your piping skills by doing some fun designs! Don’t worry if you mess up, the cookie will taste good either way ­čÖé

5. Ice Skating

I feel like this is something so many people like so I have to mention it in this post! Dressing up in ugly sweaters and Santa┬áhats and heading to an outdoor rink is fun whether you’re good at skating or not! (trust me, I know cause I am terrible)

 

Once again, it’s not about what you’re doing it’s about who you’re with! Christmas season isn’t about getting presents or getting that cute picture for your Instagram, it’s about spending time with your family and friends! So, while you’re doing these activities remember to put down the phone for a while and spend time with the people around you ­čÖé

Also, leave a comment letting me know what your favorite things to do during Christmas time are!

-K.M.

 

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