If you’re celebrating the most wonderful time of the year as a married couple for the first time, then there’s even more to be thankful for! From family get together to romantic dinners, this time of the year is a reason of celebration and joy. To make your first Christmas as a married couple extra special, it’s time to create new traditions, special to your and your partner. It can be as simple as staying in a watching Christmas movies, or as extravagant as planning a trip to Disneyland! The most important part is to enjoy each others company and to create new memories that will last forever.
1- Create fond memories
When it comes to holidays, the feeling of nostalgia and sentiments take over, and we find ourselves longing for the good old days. If you’ve recently walked down the aisle, or if you’re planning your wedding during Christmas time, it’s very important to make sure your cherish every moment and make the most out of it. A simple way to keep the memories alive is to take lots of pictures and fill your home with framed moments. Take a picture next to your first Christmas tree and make it a ritual to add a new one each year.
2- Honor old traditions and create new ones!
Think about the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about this special holiday. Anything that makes this holiday special for you is worth holding on to with your new family. If you’re used to spending Christmas night with your extended family, hold on to that tradition. Instead of having dinner at your family house, host this year’s event at your place! It’s a good way to keep the traditions alive, but including your new live in it! If you don’t have a specific family tradition, you can always create one for your own and celebrated yearly.
Think about your future kids and how you’d want them to remember these special moments, and create this most wonderful of memories!
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3- Have a baking contest!
I’m well award of what you might be thinking: aren’t we too old for a baking contest? Well, not really! Christmas activities are the reason why we get that nostalgic feeling. It’s the time we spend the most with our families. So being away from your family home for the first time on this occasion can be a little discouraging for you. That’s why, instead of reminiscing on the good old days, recreate them!
4- Be conscience of how to divide your time!
The first holiday after you get married can be challenging and confusing given the fact that now you have to abide by two families! It can get kind of dramatic specially if you’ll have to let go of some family traditions that you’re used to. With that being said, it’s very important to divide your time wisely between the two families. You can either choose to spend Christmas night with your family and Christmas day with his, or vice versa.
5- Spend time together!
Even though the best memories are made with the family, it’s a good idea to spend sometime doing activities as a couple. Some of the top ideas can be as extravagant as planning a trip for a few days, or as simple as staying in and watching cheesy Christmas movies! When it comes to creating your own memories, you don’t need to go all out, what matters is the time you spend and enjoy with the company of one another. Plan a small Christmas dinner and put on “Home Alone” and just relax and enjoy your night.
Holiday season is a reason to celebrate, especially when you’re newly married and celebrating Christmas for the first time in your new home. Creating memories doesn’t have to be a hard task, it can be as simple as having a quiet night in with your loved ones. It’s the season of giving, and nothing spells Christmas quite like family gatherings. Make sure to always keep your family traditions alive, one day they’ll be a reason of celebration for your kids, and then grandkids. Enjoy your Holiday and have a Merry Christmas!
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Born out of a couple’s passion for the bridal industry, Esposa Group has been weaving love stories through stunning bridal and evening creations since 1987 on the hands of the Romanos family.
Collaborating with the best local and international brands, Esposa Group includes Esposa Privé luxury stores showcasing the works of the best fashion designers worldwide including Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Viktor and Rolf, Marchesa and Esposa Privé own couture brand, Esposacouture by Kristie Romanos, and Esposa stores offering an accessible multi-brands wedding and soirée collection in addition to its own couture brand, Plume by Esposa. The stores are located in Lebanon, Dubai United Arab Emirates and Riyadh Saudi Arabia offering every bride-to-be a one-stop shop to find her perfect wedding look, from her dream gown to her wedding shoes, accessories and bridesmaids dresses.