Holiday time is upon us! There’s just something about this time of year that makes me smile just a little bit bigger, and I want other people to feel the same way too. So how exactly does a person spread holiday cheer and get everyone else in the mood for a rocking holiday celebration?
Well, while you want to spread holiday cheer to your friends and family, you have to make sure that YOU are enjoying your holiday celebrations and getting a chance for some well deserved rest over winter break. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, you could cook up some big, elaborate plans that take up a lot of your time and money… OR if you are a lazy girl (like me), you could just check out a few ways we’ve come up with that should make spreading holiday cheer just a little bit easier for you.
So check out our how-to guide for spreading holiday cheer this year, and make sure you don’t wear yourself out over the holidays. After all, ’tis the season not only for giving, but a little bit of selfish relaxation, amirite?
A Message From SantaChange all the contacts in your friends and family member's cell phones to "Santa." Think how excited and filled with holiday cheer they will get when every single text they receive is coming from the famous holiday character! Plus, it will probably take a while for them to straighten out their contact list, so they'll still get messages from Santa even after the holiday is over. Here's to keeping holiday cheer alive all year! Source: Shutterstock.com
Presents All Day, Every DayOpening presents is the best, so let that happiness last beyond just a couple days. While everyone is sleeping, wrap up kitchen drawers, TV remotes, shoes, toothbrushes — everything. People will especially love getting to open up everything they need to get ready as they are rushing to head to work or school in the morning! Source: Shutterstock.com
Bake Up Some Cookie EnergyGiving out holiday cookies is a great way to spread holiday cheer. But on second thought... if you are going to be doing all the work to keep everyone's spirits high, you probably need the energy from all those cookies. Save them for yourself — I mean, the smell of cookies is probably enough of a gift for the others anyway. Source: Shutterstock.com
Simple Door-To-Door CarolingWhen we say door-to-door, don't worry - we don't expect you to actually walk around outside! Just go to each bedroom door in your home and sing your heart out. You may have to make the rounds a few times to get through your whole list of songs, and definitely feel free to ask for tips each time you go knocking. Your repeated melodies are sure to bring holiday cheer. Source: Shutterstock.com
Blast The Holiday JamsOkay, if your family insists you take the songs outside, you can still do your caroling without all the walking or exposure to the cold. Grab your stereo, line up a playlist of some awesome tunes and get a friend to drive you around while you hold the stereo up to the window. The whole town will be talking about that girl spreading all those wonderful holiday tunes! Source: Shutterstock.com
Make Wishes Come TrueOne way to spread holiday cheer is to get everyone in the spirit of giving. And what better way for you to do that than to distribute your holiday wish list to everyone you know? You'll make it super easy for them to get in the giving spirit this holiday! Source: Shutterstock.com
Jingle All The WayPeople love singing Jingle Bells to get in the holiday spirit, but spread the joyful sound of jingle bells 24/7. Wear them as bracelets, necklaces and earrings, and you’ll be jingle jangling in the morning, afternoon and night. Every single teeny tiny move you make will result in a clatter of jingle bells, of course giving your family a constant reminder of your holiday cheer. Source: Shutterstock.com
Bright Lights, Big Holiday CheerIt's hard not to smile at an elaborate display of holiday lights. Bring that same feeling of holiday cheer inside for your family. The catch is that to make sure there's no damper on the holiday cheer your strings of lights will bring, make sure to collect all additional lamps and light bulbs from your house and hide them away until January. Your brother doesn't really need that desk lamp to study for finals, does he? Source: Shutterstock.com
Count Down To A Cheery 2013Extend your spread of holiday cheer right up until the end of 2012. Get ready for New Year’s Eve by practicing your dramatic countdown skills. Count down to your first bite of dinner, count down to you turning on the television, count down to you zipping up your jacket — if you have to do anything, just count down to it. All those 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1s will get all of those around you filled with New Year's Eve excitement. Source: Shutterstock.com
You Can Never Have Too Much ConfettiThere's no rule that says you can only wish people a Happy New Year at the stroke of midnight. Spread the excitement for 2013 by tossing a heap of confetti and yelling "Happy New Year" at every visitor who comes through the door during the holidays. You may be vacuuming it out of the couch until March, but can you really put a price on the look of true holiday cheer that will surely appear on the face of every unsuspecting guest bombarded with confetti? I don't think so. Source: Shutterstock.com
What do you think of our ideas for spreading holiday cheer? What do you do to get your friends and family ready for holiday celebrations? Tell us in the comments!