How to Make Your Christmas Together Unforgettable
Spending Christmas as a couple is an exciting event, and it’s the perfect time to work on your romance. For all you guys out there in a new relationship, use the holiday to tell her how much she means to you. You have the opportunity to create new traditions, bond with her family, and strengthen your relationship while spending the most wonderful time of the year with your favorite person in the world.
Become the Master of Surprise
It’s important to look at the Christmas holiday as a season, and not a single day. Starting the season off with unexpected flowers to her home or workplace conveys thoughtfulness, without going over the top. Surprise her with a Christmas delivery in early December and then keep it going with other small treats throughout the month.
One of the toughest conundrums for new couples at Christmas time is where the holidays will be spent. Will you spend it together? Will you attend each other’s family celebrations? Which family will you visit on Christmas morning? All of these are valid questions and should be discussed with your girlfriend. Be open about your expectations. It may be that you can’t attend all of the celebrations with her, and vice versa. Or perhaps you will split your time between each other’s families. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you’re both being honest and clear to avoid any resentment later on.
Make a Good Impression
If you will be spending time with her family, understand the significance. It may be the first time you’re meeting her extended family members, so make sure you’re prepared to make a great impression. Never show up empty-handed. Whether you take a bottle of wine or a batch of cookies, your efforts will be noticed and appreciated, and definitely score you some points with the people that mean the most to her.
Create New Traditions
You’ll likely want to share all of your Christmas traditions with her, and she will do the same, but don’t miss out on your opportunity to create brand new traditions together this holiday season. If you’re looking for ideas, consider felling a Christmas tree together, volunteering at a local soup kitchen, or hop in the car to go check out some beautiful Christmas lights and decorations across your town. You can also consider an ornament exchange, where each of you makes or purchases a personalized ornament that you’ll remember for years to come every time you hang it.
Plan Some Date Nights
The Christmas season is rife with date ideas, and many of them are free to utilize. If you’re looking for awesome date ideas consider any of these fantastic options.
Trim the tree together in your favorite decorations and play Christmas music in the background. Have a cookie decorating party for just the two of you. Make sure you’ve got all the ingredients prepared, along with frosting, sprinkles, and any other decorative items. Even if the cookies don’t taste as great as you’d hope, the laughter and memories you’ll make while baking together are sure to be sweet.
Take advantage of chilly temperatures and snowy weather by planning some date ideas outside. Take her ice skating and glide with her around the rink—even if you fall, you’ll impress her for sure. Harken back to your childhood years and head to a snowy bank for a day of sledding fun. Hop out into your snowy front yard and create a snowman together that all of the neighbor kids will be jealous of, carrot nose and all.
Stick to a Budget
Money is one of the number one stressors in a relationship, unfortunately. It’s hard to know what to spend on your significant other (and trust me, we all know the feeling of wanting to give them the world!). The best way to avoid arguments and disappointment is to openly discuss a budget and stick to it when you both are looking for presents for each other. You can also choose to only give each other handmade presents this year. This will cut down on cost and up the thoughtfulness factor—a double win.