The holidays are always one of my favorite times of the year. There are always so many things to do and experience and I love the magic of gift giving and fun holiday parties. I’ve joined up with several other Columbus bloggers to share some of our favorite holiday tips for the season. Whether it’s gifting, shopping, staying healthy or adding a new family tradition, these ladies have all the info you need. Check them all out and then come back and let me know what you’re most excited about this holiday season!
If you missed it, I recently launched my Columbus holiday gift guide! It’s a list full of some of Columbus’ best artists, makers and businesses that have gift options for everyone on your Christmas list.
Speaking of gifts, if you have someone in your life who loves staying fit and healthy, check out Lindsay from Find Where You Fit’s suggestions for healthy gifting. She’s listed everything from fitness clothes to gym memberships to some local juice bars.
Do you love all things Christmas? Eryn from 614 Mom put together an incredible list of the best Christmas events and experiences around Columbus.
Transitioning from one kid to two really caught me off guard – it’s a lot harder than I imagined. We’re more than 6 months in and I still feel like I don’t have my act together most days. So any advice to make my life a lot simpler is so helpful to me. That’s what I love about Shannon’s post from My Life in the Blink. She’s sharing about how to simplify gift giving with your kids this year.
Looking for something your family can do year after year? Julie from What Should We Do Today? shared 10 of her family’s favorite Christmas traditions around Columbus. Number 2 is one that our family does every year – we look forward to it all year long. But honestly, as we’ve only been in Columbus for a handful of years, we actually haven’t done any of the others on Julie’s list. I’m really looking forward to checking out a few of these ourselves!
I struggle with healthy habits all the time (darn sweet tooth!), but especially around the holidays. It’s so hard when it’s so cold outside and there are so many yummy goodies everywhere. Kathleen from Just Keep It Simple Fitness shared some of her best advice for keeping the holidays healthy, but still fun.
Emily from Let’s Play: The Speech and Language Way is a pediatric speech therapist. If you have littles in your house, Emily has a list of ways to practice holiday-themed sounds and words with your little ones!
Malini over at Lakes and Lattes put together a fun Christmas adventure and scavenger hunt. Don’t forget to finish off your family’s scavenger hunt with a random act of kindness. And if you’re sharing your scavenger hunt photos to instagram, make sure you use the hashtag #LALXMAS so everyone else can follow along.
If you love shopping holiday sales, then you need to check out Mary from Mission: to Save’s advice for Black Friday shopping.
I love the tips Tara from Pennies from Heaven has about how to turn your artificial Christmas tree from looking to cheap to amazing. When Jamie and I were newlyweds, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that we didn’t own a Christmas tree. It wasn’t until we’d been married a couple of years that we finally got around to purchasing an artificial tree during an after-Christmas sale. Tara’s tree decorating tips would have been perfect for us way back then!
Trying to fill up the time now that the weather’s colder? Check out Ashley from Columbus for Kids’ list of holiday nature crafts.
Happy Holidays from all of us!