NOVEMBER 28, 2021

Sparking the Holiday Spirit

Right around now nostalgia for the holidays is setting in and there are many ways to mark the beginning of the holiday season. Whether it’s holiday baking, putting up decorations or tuning the dial to holiday music – here are some ideas to spark the holiday spirit!

Holiday Baking

Nothing says the holidays are here like gingerbread, the perfect sugar cookies, fudge or peppermint bark. The New York Times has a round up of 111 recipes for holiday inspired baked goods. These treats make for great gifts for friends and family and are always a hit at parties!

Ready. Set. Table

Whether you’re having a small gathering of family and friends or an all-out dinner party, Town & Country has a round up of 26 holiday tablescaping ideas. Among those are festive embroidered table linens, playing with patterns and using holiday themed dinnerware. If that’s what you’re going for, we have plenty of festive items on ED to trim your table or accent your home to spark the holiday spirit.

Is your Holiday Décor Trending?

Believe it or not, holiday décor does go through trends and this year it’s about bright colors over reds and greens and tapping into a more vintage aesthetic of yesteryear. PureWow has 6 trends to tap into for the holidays 2021! Our favorite, the floral wreath!

Getting the perfect gift!

As fun as the holidays can be, it’s also considered one of the most stressful times of the year. A big component of that is gift shopping. Some obsess about getting the “perfect gift” and gift buying can be a strain on the bank account. This article has 15 tips for gift giving – including it’s not about the amount you spend but how meaningful it is for the person and stay away from giving personal improvement gifts that some may take personally!

Turn up that Holiday Music

If you’ve walked into a store or mall recently and heard holiday music, take that as a sign that it’s not too early to start playing it at home. There’s nothing me love more than an old school holiday carol getting a modern-day remake. Apple just released their updated Carols Covered playlist for 2021! Light a candle, turn up the dial and get in the holiday spirit!