Holiday Shopping can put you in the holiday spirit for lots of reasons!
The thrill of the season, the rush of a good deal and the anticipation of giving are all reasons why shopping can put you in the holiday spirit. Some of you start your holiday shopping in July, some shop for the holidays all year long, and some of you start holiday shopping on Christmas Eve (you know who you are…).
If you’re anything like me, I love getting out to the stores during the holidays because of the festive buzz in the air. I just love the hustle and bustle, weaving my way thru the crowds, sipping on a sweet treat and overheating with a heavy coat while running around the mall. It’s just something I like to do once a year to get a little dose of the holidays!
So I asked my circle of friends why they like to shop during the holiday season, and these are the reasons they gave me.
Festive atmosphere: Stores are decked out in holiday decorations, with twinkling lights, festive music, and even the occasional snowfall machine. This sensory overload can instantly put you in a joyful mood.
The thrill of the hunt: Finding the perfect gift for someone you love can be a treasure hunt in itself. The excitement of checking items off your list and know you found that perfect gift is truly rewarding.
Giving the gift of joy: There’s nothing quite like the feeling of giving a gift that you know someone will love. Seeing their face light up when they open it is pure magic.
Spending time with loved ones: Holiday shopping is often a social activity, done with friends or family. It’s a great way to catch up, share stories, and create lasting memories.
Feeling generous: The holidays are a time for giving, and even the act of shopping can make you feel more generous. Knowing that you’re helping to make someone else’s holiday special can be a great feeling.
Indulging in treats: Holiday shopping often comes with its own set of treats, from hot cocoa and cookies to special holiday sales and discounts. These little indulgences can help to make the whole experience even more enjoyable.
Traditions: For many people, holiday shopping is a cherished tradition. It’s a way to connect with family and friends, celebrate the season, and create lasting memories.
Hope and anticipation: The holidays are a time of hope and anticipation. Shopping can be a way to channel those feelings, as you imagine the joy your gifts will bring to others.
So, if you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, head out and do some shopping! You might just be surprised at how much it helps. The holidays are about more than just material things, so don’t get caught up in the stress of finding the perfect gift. You can always give the gift of handmade. Check out my ideas to get you started on creating the perfect gift!
Of course, it’s important to remember to shop responsibly and within your budget. Just focus on enjoying the experience and spreading holiday cheer.
Jane Clauss is a lifestyle expert, radio and Emmy award winning television host. She has a passion for upCrafting and giving old stuff a new life. Jane uses her creativity and innovation to inspire others to create and make happiness homemade! Learn more about Jane here!
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