Happy first day of Grownup Advent. It’s time to get into the Christmas spirit.
If you’re like me, then you’ve had your Christmas tree and decorations up since Thanksgiving (or at least this past weekend). If you’re not like me, and this has not happened yet, please do whatever it takes to catch up. Call in sick to work. Take a long lunch. Pencil it in for after dinner. It’s way more fun to celebrate the holidays when you come up to a festive place every day.
In the meantime, today is a good day to pretty up our digital lives. While this particular prompt says to decorate your social spaces–meaning your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. platforms with festive photos, I say go all out. Change the background on your computer desktop to a snowy Christmas tree farm, New York City, or whatever moves you. Update the sleep screens on your phone. Deck those digital walls, my friends.
I actually used PicMonkey to create this beautiful banner, which will be flying high on my blog’s page for the rest of the season:
I heart that thing so much.
I’m also thinking it might be time to bust out that vintage photo of me kicking it old school with Jolly Old Saint Nick. Or maybe I’ll recycle the picture of my sister and I with our Ugly Sweaters and photo booth props.
Or maybe I’ll go another route. Who knows? That’s the fun of decorating–trying out what works, and what doesn’t.
This is also a great time to setup a holiday playlist or five (you know, in case you’re in different moods for different music throughout the season) to listen to this month. I unapologetically listen to non-stop Christmas music during December, and it’s good to be prepared.
I’ll be prettying up the rest of my digital and social spaces throughout today, and I’ll share my results with you online. I hope you’ll do the same.
New to the page? Don’t worry, it’s never too late to make merry. View the archive to see what we’ve done so far and play catch-up.