Christmas Day comes around faster every year (at least it feels like it). Don’t let the uniting holiday spirit pass you by. It’s a special time to come together, celebrate, and maintain family traditions.
Put on your favourite Christmas playlist, peruse Pinterest for design inspiration, and spend the next week implementing one of these festive ideas a day.
Sprinkle Christmas spirit in your Adelaide Hills property
Day 1: A ladder advent calendar
Buy a timber ladder and rest it on the wall next to the tree. Wrap the edges with tinsel and print off the number of days left until Christmas. Hang them in order, for the kids to pull off each day, as a DIY advent calendar.
Day 2: Swap out your tablecloth
Forget about that cheap ‘the kids can draw on it’ tablecloth you use on Christmas Day. Dress your dining table in a plaid blanket, preferably red and green colours. This instantly adds colour and festivity, while protecting your table. Now that’s a Christmas miracle.
Day 3: Deck the halls!
Don’t forget your hallways. This is what your guests will see first (and what you’ll walk down every day). Frame your door with tinsel or a beautiful assortment of leaves.
Day 4: Gingerbread-making session
Head to the kitchen, round up the troops and make gingerbread. This is a fun activity, as well as Christmas ‘decorations’ in the kitchen. Keep them on the benchtops in containers, for quick treats and Christmas cheer. For those who are game, make a gingerbread house (here’s the recipe).
Day 5: Light up your shelves
Dust off your shelves and bring them to life with candles and Christmas ornaments. Pick red, cranberry and shades of green for your twinkling candles. If the kids have been good, add a bowl of treats, like Christmas-themed lollies or M&Ms. Oh, and don’t forget to add the mistletoe, for any excuse to give your little ones a kiss.
Finally you’re Christmas-ready. If you and your elves have transformed your home into a winter wonderland, but you’re still missing that magic, book in a time to talk to our real estate agents. What better time to explore new chapters than as we enter a new decade.