The Christmas Holidays have no doubt evolved and changed in recent years, with friends and family from all walks of life coming together to celebrate the holiday season in traditional and not-so-traditional ways.
To help make this season as festive as ever, we have compiled a list of 5 ways to celebrate this year.
Like many holidays, family is often the focus of the festive season. This year will see many loved ones reunited after a challenging few years, with some of us finally able to share special moments together again. To mix it up this year, why not create a new festive tradition like a barbeque on Christmas day, Christmas eve at the movies, a neighbourhood block party or a relaxing spa day for two.
Celebrate with friends
In some cases, friends become our second family and the people we choose to spend time with over the holiday season. If this is the case, why not book a weekend escape with the gang, organise a potluck holiday party or see in the new year in style, surrounded by your best friends.
Find an eco-friendly gift
Half the fun of the festive season is exchanging gifts. But with so many presents winding up in landfills, why not take the eco-friendly route? There are a few ways to keep things sustainable this season, whether creating a homemade gift, buying eco-friendly products from sustainable companies, giving a gift that is not single-use and minimising your wrapping where possible.
Spoiling friends and family is great, but giving back to the community is an even better way to celebrate the season. Take your pick of ways to help, whether donating gifts, volunteering at a local shelter or inviting a neighbour or friend over who may be spending the holidays alone.
Take time for you!
Sometimes, the festive season doesn’t have to be all about family and friends. It can be a chance to destress and decompress after a busy year, so why not take a solo holiday to a tropical island, book a spa day or indulge in a relaxing self-care ritual.