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7 Ways I’m Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

It’s often hard on a little tropical rock like ours to get into the holiday spirit, especially when it’s pretty much 85 degrees all year round but, I’m hardly complaining.  I’m grateful we’re not bombarded with ads and billboards.  Back in the states, I’d grab holiday-themed lattes with friends bundled up in my scarf and mittens,spend weekends at the outdoor skating rink and drive around the neighborhoods we knew that were the best for their Christmas light displays.  It’s a bit more difficult to do that here so here are a few ways that I’m getting into the holiday spirit.

Setting the mood by diffusing a DIY holiday essential oil like clove which I have laying around anyways for boosting my toothpaste.  I may even whip up a simple peppermint sugar scrub while I’m at it.

Rewatching childhood favorites like Home Alone.  We didn’t have many proper traditions growing up but one unofficial one my siblings and I would partake in would be to watch all of the Home Alone movies.

Swapping my usual tropical drink with a festive one like my salted caramel hot chocolate.

Holiday baking!  I started a bit early in November with my apple pie baked apples and brought them to a party.  They were a huge hit!

Listening to untraditional Christmas grooves on my favorite independent, commercial-free internet radio, SomaFM.

Stringing up sparkly lights.

Mailing out Christmas cards.  I’m pretty bad about this but this year, I plan on finally getting around to it.  While I’m at it, I’m putting together little “baskets of cheer” for those who could use a little bit including the cards, my homemade candles, soaps, spiced jackfruit seeds (in lieu of nuts), moringa flower hard candies, and christmas cookies.  I just got a reindeer cookie cutter that I’m excited to try out.

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