Warm fire places. The smell of buring pine. Baked goods filling the room.
The chatter of family filling a house. The sound of a slight tare of paper breaks your thought as a small child tries to see what is inside a beautifully wrapped box.
Sounds amazing to me!
Wanting to know how to make Christmas to come faster is something I can defiantly get behind. While the world might feel like it is falling apart Christmas some who pushes all of the bad to the back burner.
How To Make Christmas Come Faster By Knowing What IS Christmas
Christmas is a feeling. That is why we love it. There is a sense of new and exciting things that is to come.
New decorations come out of storage and are set on your end table or mantle.
psst… even if you bring out your old family heirlooms your brain still thinks they are new. More on that in a sec.
So in order to make Christmas feel like it is coming faster, you need to play on your senses. Butttt… Start slowly. If you bring everything you love about Christmas to the surface out too early your Christmas decorations will get boring before you can say Bahumbug.
Start Doing Fun “Christmassy” Things
Start doing things that tell your brain. “Hey, Christmas is coming”.
- Make a list of the people you want to get gifts for.
- Christmas card list.
- Baked goods you would like to make.
- Plan out all of the places you will get to go and people you will get to do a video call with. (Google will find some awesome places for you to check out this time of year.)
- Find fun local outdoor places to go.
- Christmas movies you want to watch.
- Do things for others.
- Make cards to take to people in nursing homes. (likely as of 2020 you can’t go inside but if you call ahead and ask what they regulations are for your local home I am sure they will help you)
The basic idea is to make your Christmas bucket list.
How To Make Christmas Come Faster With Your Senses
Let’s say you are starting on the first of October wanting Christmas to come faster. I want you to pause and think. What is it that gives you the warm fuzzy feelings of Christmas?
List those things out and start with one. Is it the smell of Christmas tree’s, baked goods, or the warmth of a fire? Just think about those things and I will show you how to get do some of those things.
Take Down The Opposites Of Christmas
Start in the places you spend the bulk of your time like your home office, work area, or your livingroom, and take down anything that does not give the Christmas vibes.
Takedown things like floral wall hangings, pink accent pillows, funky colored blankets, bright flowers in your displays. Anything that is in direct competition with Christmas, winter, cool weather, or neutral type decor.
How To Make Christmas Come Faster With Smell
This is going to be something you have to decide for yourself. What smells make you feel like its Christmas? Is it the smell of fresh pine, warm cinnamon baked goods.
Swap out any floral scents for the smells of Christmas. Wax melts are awesome if you are worried about flames.
Here are some great options for wax melts and candles on amazon. Scentsy is a bit higher priced then the once you can get at Walmart for a few bucks BUT they are well worth it and last a lot longer.
- Scentsy Bar Autumn Sunset – See On Amazon
- Scentsy Cozy Fireside – See On Amazon
- Scentsy Christmas Cottage – See On Amazon
- Scentsy Clove and Cinnamon – See On Amazon
- Scentsy Baked Apple Pie – See On Amazon
Y’all know I love me some candles. So here are some of my favorites. If you lose me in a store check by the candles.
- Yankee Candle Large 2-Wick Tumbler Candle, Balsam & Cedar – See On Amazon
Pro tip from a candle hoarder. They will start to lose their sent after about a year. So even if it is tempting don’t buy to many at once.
How To Make Christmas Come Faster With Sounds
This is one that probably needs to wait until you hit November but if you know yourself well enough to not lose your mind hearing Christmas music then go for it.
Listen to things like classic Christmas music. It is the nostalgia of the old classics that make our surroundings feel more Christmassy.
How To Make Christmas Come Faster With Site
This is a big one and you need to take it in phases. Your eyes tell you so much.
Start adding things that aren’t necessarily “Christmas” but give that warm cozy feeling. Put throw blankets and pillows on the furniture. Sit rustic/farmhouse style winter décor on your displays.
If you have a way to even imitate a fireplace it works so well. Here are some cozy fireplace alternatives on amazon.
TURBRO Suburbs TS17 Compact Electric Fireplace Stove, Freestanding Stove Heater with Realistic Flame – CSA Certified – Overheating Safety Protection – for Small Spaces – 18″
TURBRO Suburbs TS20 Electric Fireplace Infrared Heater, Freestanding Fireplace Stove with Realistic Dancing Flame Effect – CSA Certified – Overheating Safety Protection – Easy to Assemble – 20″
Both of these fireplaces have 4.5 star reviews so that is pretty hard to beat great prices too.
After Thanksgiving You Can Go Nuts
After thanksgiving you have my permission to go a little nuts. You can put your Christmas tree out sooner but you run the risk of getting tired of it too soon.
Choose a theme or color palate for a room. This helps the room all work together and not compete. You don’t want bright reds and golds looking classy on one side of the room and then white, sliver, and icy blue with fictional characters on the other.
What is your favorite Christmas decoration?
Want some more christmas spirit inspo? Check out these posts.