We're officially on the countdown to Christmas! I personally enjoy the lead up to the 25th over the day itself as I love to embrace all the festivities and make sure to spread some Christmas joy throughout the month. If you're looking for things to do this festive season, then I've got just the list for you.
Bake Some Treats | I personally love to bake in the lead up to Christmas as it's a great activity to get you in the festive mood, whilst getting a delicious treat out of it too. Gingerbread, chocolate pudding tiffin, mince pies and chocolate Yule log are just a few ideas of what you can whip up in the kitchen this Christmas.
Have A Film Marathon | There's nothing I love more than spending an evening cosied up on the sofa surrounded by a cheese board and a few Christmas films lined up to watch. At the moment I've been watching the likes of The Holiday, Elf and Love Actually whilst completing a festive puzzle and having a games night - the perfect way to spend the evenings leading up the Christmas!
Visit Christmas Lights | Lots of stately homes are lit up with wonderful Christmas displays throughout the month, some with Christmas lights both inside and out with lots of different themes. They're often accompanied by a Christmas market which means there's lots of delicious food to be eaten and presents to buy. I'm lucky as I've visited quite a few recently, but it's always an activity I recommend if you're looking to get in the mood. Equally, if you want to stay local, then having a frosty evening walk around your area to see who has decorated the best this year is also a great yearly activity of mine.
Get Crafty | I always try and take up a new craft over the Christmas period as an excuse to relax and unwind in front of a Christmas film. I'm still working on improving my knitting technique, but last year I took on a needle felt project and thoroughly enjoyed it. Other ideas could include practising calligraphy, colouring in or starting some DIY Christmas presents.