Even if Christmas sees us home alone this year, or with limited family or friends, here are some suggestions from the Meadow Sweet Grove fairy folk to make your season bright! Although 2020 might not allow for as much merry-making as is custom with Yule; you can still experience the magic of Christmas:
Dec 1 - Open your advent calendar
Dec 2 - Send pretty Christmas cards to friends
Dec 3 - Watch classic movies like: A Christmas Carol or It's a
Dec 4 - Make a bowl of oranges studded with cloves - they smell
Dec 5 - Trim your cedar or holly tree and leave out the free trimmings for your neighbours ...
or go on the search for pine cones or free trimmings someone left out for you!
Dec 6 - Decorate your front doorway with cedar boughs, holly & pine cones
Dec 7 - Build a snowman ... if you have snow, or watch Raymond Briggs' The Snowman
Dec 8 - Haul out the Christmas decorations and deck those halls
Dec 9 - Put up and decorate your Christmas Tree (save a few branches from the bottom)
Dec 10 - Make a wreath for the front door from stray branches cut from your Christmas tree
Dec 11 - Wrap up all those gifts you kindly purchased from Meadow Sweet Grove! Cut up old
Christmas cards to use for tags
Dec 12 - Make catnip bags for the kitties or homemade treats for the doggies
Dec 13 - Do your grocery shop (online if you can) to gather all the Christmas fixings together for
the big day
Dec 14 - Put together a Christmas puzzle with a child, spouse, roommate or by yourself with a
glass of wine of course!
Dec 15 - Bake sugar cookies and cut into old-fashioned shapes like trees, stars, & snowmen
Dec 16 - Drop some of those cookies off on a neighbour's doorstep, knock, walk away and wave
from a safe distance
Dec 17 - Watch funny movies like: A Christmas Story or Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean
Dec 18 - Make a cup of fancy hot chocolate
Dec 19 - Clean your little abode from top to bottom while listening to Christmas music
Dec 20 - Walk around the neighbourhood and look at all the Christmas lights
Dec 21 - Yule / Create a Winter Solstice Tree for all the little birds and
woodland creatures that visit your yard or balcony (click picture
to read how!)
Dec 22 - Watch unique cartoon movies like: Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas or Klaus
Dec 23 - Spend a quiet evening, gazing at the twinkling lights & enchanting ornaments on your
Christmas tree ... pour your favourite drink!
Dec 24 - Hang up your stocking, sit quietly by a window at midnight, and feel the approach of
Dec 25 - Yule / Christmas - HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!
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