The post-holiday blues are a very real thing! To help you beat the post-holiday depression feelings, here are easy ways to keep some of the joy all year!
The build-up to Christmas and the holiday season is unlike anything else! So many people prepare for the holidays months in advance. And many will tell you Christmas is their favorite day of the year! But what about those post holiday blues that seem to hit when the excitement and the season ends?
I’ve learned to spread some holiday cheer all year long, and implement a few traditions that keep the joy going even if take my tree down. Here’s some easy ways to beat the post-holiday blues and keep the joy of the holidays going.
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Special Holiday Event Tickets for…Regular Date Nights
It only takes listening to one or two Christmas songs to realize love is in the air for the holidays! Most couples find at least one special event to attend for a date. That must be why people love our 50 Christmas Date Ideas list!
But a weekly date night has made the romance of Christmas last all year for us. And there’s no time like the present to join in on our big project for next year to make Date night part of your New Year’s Resolution- stay tuned! We have exciting things we’ll be sharing this week!
Mistletoe for…a Few More Romantic Date Nights In
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Holiday Parties for…A Few More Group Dates
We’re fans of date night for two to connect now with the chaotic parenting state we’re in. And then the holidays hit and we miss our friends and parties. We’re committing to hosting a party this year, but also to make double dates happen. They fill in the gaps of only partying with those we love once a year.
Beat the post-holiday blues with kids
Fun Activities for…A Family Date!
We have your back with 52 family dates to do this year. Seriously, every night can feel exhausting. But once a week or even once a month is just like magic. We adore our time together as a family, and I’m so glad we don’t wait until one month of the year for intentional family fun. Plus, this helps children beat the post-holiday blues too!
Extended Family Time for…A Famly Reunion to Look Forward To
It’s just too sad of a thought to think we’ll only see loved ones once a year. We really try to plan extended family time other times during the year. Maybe it’s a good time to make a midyear family reunion happen.
Holiday Traditions to Do all year
Holiday Books for…A Book Subscription or Regular Library Trips
I love the faces of children when we pull those holiday books out of storage and enjoy them all December. But we equally feel the sadness packing them up for a year.
I’ve tried to combat this by gifting my children several new books for Christmas. But if we’re still feeling let down, a regular book subscription is in order. We’ve loved using Bookroo in the past. You can also do an Amazon book subscription box too.
And, if you need a budget-friendly option, start making regular library trips happen. We research and reserve new titles regularly. It feels like the fun of Christmas with books we can temporarily enjoy for a season.
Holiday Feasts for…Regular Family Dinners.
If you aren’t already committed to eating at home together at least four times a week, I’d make the resolution! The magic of time together plus healthy habits are hard to argue with. Plus there are so many studies about the importance of family dinner time. If you aren’t a chef, find a service that delivers meals, buy a meal plan, or make it a goal to get a little more culinary this year. You’ll love having more regular feasts together.
Christmas Lights for…A Lantern Festival or Laser Light Show
This is one thing hard to replace. The lights may stay up for a few weeks after Christmas, but they are always missed when they go down.
Look up the laser light show, and find a lantern festival in your area. I promise they are every bit as magical (if not more) than a neighborhood drive to see the lights.
Photos: Chrissy Blake
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