As the saying goes, there’s no place like home. But what happens when you just moved into a new house during the holidays in a new city where you aren’t quite settled in? Here are a few ways to turn your house of holiday blues into a home with festive cheer.
Pull out your holiday decorations
Although you’re probably exhausted from unpacking from your move, getting out your holiday decor will be sure to make your home feel a little cozier.
Hang your wreath, trim your tree, unwrap your ornaments, stop into a local shop and buy something new to mark the start of your new future in your home. If you have little ones, let them help, add their touch as this will surely assist in them feeling comfortable in the new space.
Meet a new face
Whip up a batch of your family’s secret recipe of cookies or bake a pie and walk on over to a neighbors house to introduce yourself. It’ll help break the ice, and you may even make a new friend.
It will help ease the jitters of not knowing anyone and create the long-lasting friendships that so many share merely by living on the same street.
Scope out holiday activities in the community
Log onto your city’s website or stop in to a local coffee shop and see what all the happenings are. Perhaps there is an annual tree lighting ceremony, or a street parade for all to gather. See if there is a caroling group you can partake in or an activity to do a little meet & greet.
Start a new tradition
A home is created through your own experiences, memories, and love. What better way to remember your first holiday in your new house than to start a new tradition? Build a fire, decorate some cookies, make a little hot cocoa, or turn on a Christmas movie favorite.
Find a way to bring your family closer together, an evening of laughter, quality time, and most of all, memories in the making.
What started as bare walls in an empty house will feel like a home filled with warmth in no time!