It’s the Holiday Season!

Let’s face it – 2020 has been a rough year for everyone, and we could all use a little extra holiday cheer this year. While certain holiday activities such as shopping for gifts at a busy mall, going to parties, and skating at the ice rink might be off limits this year, don’t despair. Get back to basics this year with some of the most beloved traditions that won’t put you at risk or hurt your wallet.

Don’t hesitate – decorate! 

If we have learned anything over the past several months, it is that home is truly where the heart is. Decorating for the holidays is a great way to make any space feel fresh, new, and festive. Offer to help your clients decorate their home to get into the holiday spirit, and don’t forget to make your own home merry and bright as well. We spend much of our time these days either at work or at home, so go the extra mile to make each space feel even more special. 

Thoughtful gifts don’t have to break the bank. 

Many people have experienced financial hardship this past year, but the good news is that thoughtful gift-giving can be fun and inexpensive! Hundreds of ideas can be found online, and these are some of our favorites: a pretty mug with hot cocoa, chocolates, or tea inside wrapped in decorative cellophane, a framed photograph or painting, seeded and planted herbs for the kitchen, a body scrub made from sugar and essential oils, your favorite homemade spice rub, or garlic or lemon-infused olive oil. Lastly, you can never go wrong with an old fashioned, handwritten card, which is an especially nice gesture for your employers around the holidays. 

Become a gift-wrapping expert. 

Anyone can throw something into a gift bag with some tissue paper and call it a day – but where’s the fun in that? Putting extra effort into wrapping up those thoughtful gifts can go a long way, and you can have some fun in the process. You can even make your own decorative gift wrap or gift bags by taking plain parchment paper and adding holiday stamps, drawings, or stencils. Children can join in on the fun and decorate their own gift wrap for other family members. Spend some time on YouTube looking at videos for gift wrap ideas to get those creative juices flowing. Offering to wrap gifts for your clients will probably be greatly appreciated, and it’s a great way for you to do something fun and out of the ordinary during your workday.  

Often, it’s the little things, the thoughtful details, and the small touches that make something or someone feel truly special. Take the opportunity this year to count your blessings, and to show your loved ones how much you truly care about them. Happy Holidays from all of us at T+C!