With all the hustle and bustle at Christmas time, it’s easy for things like romance to get overlooked. After all, as parents, our priority is to provide a magical time for our kids! However, even us adults need a little Christmas cheer and romance with our other halves from time to time. Fortunately, you can find some super smart ways to make Christmas more romantic in our post below.
Invest in some mistletoe
Kissing under the mistletoe is a well-known Xmas tradition that can spark some much-needed romance at this time of year. Indeed, surprising your other half with a sprig of this winter plant is sure to put a smile on their face.
You can get fresh mistletoe or the fake kind often made from plastic and fabric instead. Just be sure to get the female version, as that is the one with the white berries that are traditionally brought into the home over the Christmas period.
It’s a good idea to have some idea of the myths behind the custom of kissing underneath the mistletoe as well. Indeed, there are many which range from old Norse to ancient Greece. However, the thing that underlies most of the stories of mistletoe use is that it is a powerful symbol of fertility.
Christmas themed date nights:
Another smart way to inject a little romance into the festive season is to plan some seasonally-themed date nights.
Baking Christmas cookies
One of the most fun options for this is to hold a Christmas cookie bake-off where it’s just you and your boo. Indeed, you have their choice here to go ahead to see who can make and decorate the best Christmas cookies. Alternatively, you can team up and complete the task together. Play some Christmas music in the background for extra cheer, and don’t forget his and hers matching Christmas aprons!
Go ice skating
Then there is the most festive activity of going ice skating! Indeed, this can make a great romantic date not only because it can be a fun and magical activity, but also because it can encourage each partner to support the other one. Quite literally in that, the ice is slippery and if you aren’t the best skater you will need your OH to give you some help. End the date gazing into each other’s eyes over some well-earned hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and marshmallows for the perfect festive experience for couples.
Have your own Xmas party for 2
Christmas is often a time where employers, friends, and family host large Christmas parties. However, a great way to reclaim some time as a couple is to treat yourself to your own personalized Christmas celebration for two!
This could mean booking a table at your favorite restaurant, or diner, or heading to a local bar or movie theater. Just be sure to put some effort into getting all dressed up and spend some time taking one and one and connecting.
Romantic Xmas gifts
Xmas gifts are another brilliant way to show your other half how much you love them at Christmas time. Of course, selecting the right one is important. Indeed, the focus should always be on getting something that the other person will enjoy.
The good news is that there is a wide range of romantic Christmas gifts to choose from on the market these days, from personalized books to beautiful jewellery. You could even try your hand at DIYing your own gift if you like as there are plenty of crafts and yummy foods that would be well received.
Start a new tradition
Last of all, if you are trying to add a little more romance into your Christmas celebrations why not set some time aside during the holidays for a new tradition. Indeed, Christmas is a time full of traditions so starting one up just for the two of you can work very well.
Of course, what you choose to do for your new tradition is entirely up to you. For some, heading to a local Xmas fair for some eggnog is perfect. While for others spending time choosing and feeling the perfect real tree for their home will work.
Some couples may even choose to have gift wrapping sessions together, while they watch a favorite Christmas movie. There are certainly plenty of the latter that have a romantic and festive theme such as Love Actually, The Holiday, and Last Christmas. You can make things even more festive (and romantic) by wearing your best Christmas PJs while you wrap and watch too.