To borrow an old expression, the holiday season is busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. It’s a time for hosting dinner parties, wrapping gifts, and trying to check everything off that holiday-prep to do list. Sure, it can be stressful, but it can also be a ton of fun. We teamed up with one of our favorite bloggers, Liz Joy of PureJoyHome to help us share three simple things you can do over the holidays to bring your family together, help you relax and enjoy the season, and appreciate the time with your loved ones.
Look no further. Alongside Liz Joy of PureJoyHome, we created a helpful “Home for the Holidays” capsule travel collection. Here are 10 essentials that cover it all, from casual get-togethers to festive parties.
1. Add hygge-inspired seating areas
For cozy holiday snuggles, create a nook in your family room with plush pillows, cashmere throws, and sheepskin rugs. This will be your kids’ go-to place for holiday bedtime stories or watching your favorite holiday movies.
During this time, you will likely be hosting family gatherings, which means welcoming more people into your home. It’s important to have extra seating options so that you can accommodate the extra visitors—the more, the merrier. These Moroccan Leather Poufs are ideal additions to your family room, segueing from a seat to an ottoman to a side table. They’re functional, portable, and of course stylish.
2. Enjoy family-time in the kitchen
The holidays are rich with traditions, especially those involving food. Create new family opportunities to come together, like baking Grandma’s classic sugar cookie recipe as a family, building and decorating Gingerbread houses, or even having a fondue night where everyone helps to prepare different foods for dipping.
3. Limit screen time with nostalgic board games
Family game night is a great way to bring the family together. It also can give kids a break from their phones, tablets, TVs, and computer screens. Have everyone meet at the table in their flannel PJs and slippers, greeting them with a hot mug of cocoa. Dust off those classic board games and teach your kids how to play your favorites from childhood to create a special memory for them.
What other ways do you create family time this holiday season?