We know the holidays are going to be different for all of us this year. So, we wanted to put together a bucket list of ways you can celebrate the season safely at home. While it’s not ideal, we hope these suggestions bring you a little comfort and joy.
Watch Holiday Movies
If you ask us, there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to turn on one of your favorite holiday films. Nowadays, seasonal movies are easy to come by, thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. From classics like “White Christmas” to more contemporary picks like “Let It Snow,” you won’t run out of holiday movie options. Make some hot cocoa, grab a blanket, and prepare to settle in for a cozy movie night in your apartment.
Read a Festive Book
Another cozy way to spend a night at home this holiday season is to curl up with a good holiday-themed book. You’ve got a lot of options, from the classic Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol” to easier reads like Dr. Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” No matter what your reading preferences are, holiday books are sure to help you get into the spirit.
Send a Holiday Greeting
Many of us are spending the holidays away from our loved ones this year. While we’re lucky enough to be able to keep in touch virtually, the sentiment of handwritten letter goes a long way when you can’t be with your friends and family in-person. Whether you prefer a greeting card or a simple note, we recommend sending your loved ones some snail mail this year.
Decorate Your Apartment
Our holiday bucket list wouldn’t be complete without holiday decorating. You don’t have to go over-the-top to make your apartment feel festive. A small Christmas tree, like a fun-sized Norfolk pine, can add a touch of cheer to a tiny apartment. If you’re more into the cozy vibe as opposed to holiday decor, check out some tips for making your apartment cozier here.
Make DIY Decorations
We love getting crafty around here. This holiday season, we suggest making some of your very own decorations to dazzle your apartment. Pinterest has endless options. But if you need some more inspiration, check out this article from HGTV.
Admire The Decor
Another one of the best things about the holiday season is that you can admire stunning holiday decorations without spending a dime. Take a walk outside and check out the lights in your neighborhood for a fun (and free) holiday activity.
Bake a Holiday Treat
It’s time to bake some sweet holiday goodies. One of the best parts of the holiday season is undoubtedly the food. And nothing makes us feel “merry and bright” like the aroma of freshly baked goods coming from the kitchen. For some baking inspiration, you can check out some of our earlier recipes, like these gluten-free desserts. If baking isn’t your thing, this is also a good time of year to try out a new recipe or two. Now that the weather is cold, we recommend trying some cozy slow cooker recipes.