While the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year… it can get a bit hectic as you grow older. As a child, your biggest worry around Christmas was whether or not Santa remembered to get you that ONE gift you wanted SO BADLY. Now you’re juggling the rush of shopping, scheduling, cooking, wrapping and bouncing between holiday parties at work, the neighbor’s house and your in-laws… sometimes you’re too busy to soak in all the wonderful holiday cheer surrounding you! Continue reading “5 Gift Wrapping Hacks for a Less Hectic Christmas”
Love it or hate it, Christmas music is inescapable this time of year! They’re classic, they’re fun and they’re earworms. Christmas music is some of the most covered music – you’ll be surprised how many different versions of your favorite tune you can find online. So in no particular order… here’s a list of some of our favorites, new and old – to get you in the Christmas spirit! ENJOY: Continue reading “Literally Just a List of Awesome Christmas Songs”
Eat, drink and be merry… that’s what Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about, right? But let’s be honest, coming together with loved ones over the holidays is sometimes best paired with a cocktail.
We’re here to share some of our favorite holiday cocktails – and for the kids/those who don’t drink… you’re not stuck with sparkling grape juice this year! Each of these can be prepared as a mocktail! Continue reading “Holiday Cocktails and Mocktails”
Whether you hop in your family “truckster” and head to the local lot or grab the tattered box out the attic, the Christmas tree is a vital part of celebrating America’s most beloved holiday. But if you just step back and think about the idea of bringing a living tree into your home, doesn’t it seem weird? I mean whose idea was this anyways? Continue reading “Traditional Tales: Whose Idea Was the Christmas Tree?”
The holidays are a time for family fun! Opening presents and eating great food are just some of the traditions that make Christmas everyone’s favorite time of the year. The real icing on the cake is of course… movies! When the weather outside is brutal and the family’s stomach is full of delicious treats, we all plop down in front of the boob tube and watch our favorite holiday films. So the team at Your Holiday Lights put together a list of the top ten Christmas movies of all time. We polled our office, family, and friends to get the most well rounded list we could. Continue reading “Top 10 Christmas Movies”
While Pinterest is generally overwhelming, (how many times have you done the whole “pin now, read later” thing and never actually tried the recipe or craft?) it really does house some phenomenal craft ideas. When it comes to keeping the kids under control and from getting too stir-crazy on a snow day, Pinterest is the go-to for kid friendly Christmas crafts for the holiday season. Here are a few of our favorites, share yours below! Continue reading “Top 5 Kid Friendly DIY Christmas Crafts”
Decorating for Christmas is a part of most family traditions. Fighting over who gets to put the star on top of the tree or forcing the kids to help untangle the lights is all part of the “fun”. No matter how your family celebrates Christmas, there’s no doubt your home is decked out in red and green. The colors red and green are almost synonymous with Christmas, but do you know why? Did you know there are also a few other colors traditionally tied to Christmas? Read on to learn the story behind each traditional color, where it came from, and its significance to the holiday season: Continue reading “Christmas Colors: what do they mean?”