6 Ways to Make Your Holiday More Joyful

We agree that holiday time is “the most wonderful time of the year”, but let’s face it, it can get stressful. With presents to buy, busy social calendars, cookies to make, cards to write – there’s a lot on our plates this time of the year.

But we say it doesn’t have to be so stress-filled, if you set the intention to add more fun to your holiday. Here’s our list of some things you can do to add the joy back into your holiday:

1. Holiday Music

One of the things that makes Christmas music so special is that it’s only on for a few weeks during the year. So take advantage! Don’t forget to cue up your favorite holiday station on i-tunes or Pandora while you’re cooking, wrapping presents, or looking for a parking spot at the mall. Look into local holiday concerts put on by schools, churches, or other area organizations and go listen!

2. Christmas Tea

Find an area restaurant that serves British high tea. Invite your best friend (or a group of friends) and get dolled up in your holiday best. This can become a really fun annual tradition!

3. Bake Cookies with Kids

We can get so busy ticking things off our to do list that we forget the fun! So instread  staying up past midnight madly baking, set aside a fun afternoon to bake cookies with your kids. They’ll love helping you mix ingredients and decorate. They will appreciate the extra time with you during the holidays!

4. Take One Thing Off Your List

We know you’ve overbooked yourself – we all do it. Take a look at your calendar and take at least one thing off your list. Here’s a hint how to do this, either delegate it, cancel it, or reschule after the holidays.

5. Sparkle!

Add something fun to your wardrobe that reminds you of the spirit of the season. Here are some of our favorites: a red plaid scarf, a shimmery top, sparkly earrings, or that wacky Christmas sweater!

6. Something Special

Do something totally special (and secret) just for you. Go get a bright red manicure. Indulge in an hour long massage. What about that one thing you really want? Buy it for yourself!  We won’t tell…

6 Ways to Make Your Holiday More Joyful

 

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7 Reasons to embrace cooler weather

1. Hot Chocolate – When the temps get chilly, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a decadent cup of hot chocolate.

2. Scarves! – Cooler weather means wrapping up in your favorite scarf before you head out.  We think stripes and plaids rule!

3. Reading by the fire – It’s that season again: Light a fire and get snuggly under the blankets with a good book and a latte.

4. Soups & Chili – Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup?  Hearty beef chili?  Nothing goes better with a cool day and PJs…

5. Be a couch potato – We love cooler weather because it’s even more of an excuse to relax on the couch in our jammies. Movie marathon? Pizza delivery? Netflix binge-watch? Mac and cheese and popcorn? Bring it on!

6. Cozy Sweaters – Time to break out our coziest sweaters.  And what the heck, shop for a few new ones. Need we say more?

7. Fall Hikes – Fall weather is perfect for getting bundled up, taking the family out, and exploring the trails. Then come back home and warm up with a hot toddy. #perfectday

Image via Padurariu Alexandru

 

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Matching Family Pajamas

We’re so excited – we’ve got TONS of new pajamas in matching styles for the whole family, just in time for the upcoming holiday season!

Four of our PJ brands, the beautiful Bedhead, cozy footies from Big Feet & Lazy One, and vintage-inspired FlapJacks – come in sizes to fit your family.  Check out the entire Matching Family Pajamas Collection here!

Kids love to have PJs that match Mom and Dad. It’s also fun to make it a family tradition to hang out in your matching pajamas on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Who knows, you could get inspired like the internet-famous Holderness family, and create a dancing family Christmas card clad in your matching jammies?!

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Cozy Pajama Halloween Costumes

We think creating a costume out of pajamas is one of the best ways to enjoy Halloween.

Why?

Well, because whether your going to a party, trick-or-treating, or giving out candy at your door, you get to be dressed up for the occasion while still warm and cozy. Sounds good, right? Think about it – how many costumes have you worn that were uncomfortable or left you freezing cold?

We also love pajama costumes because you can either use PJs you already have, or buy a new pair that you can accessorize and wear for Halloween, and then wear as pajamas later.  How great is that?!

We have SO MANY fun costume ideas for you! Check out our round up here:

Turn Your Pajamas into an Awesome Halloween Costume

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Psst…Loving our brand new leopard plush footie in the photo? Get it here!

Use any of these ideas? Have you created your own pajama costumes?  We want to hear about it!  Tell us in the comments below or send us a photo at info@thepajamacompany.com.

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