There’s something different, something special about Christmas in the country – a uniqueness which sets it apart from the same holiday in the city. Many of us are already planning how to spend our vacation in the countryside. And here are the ways from this article on you can celebrate Christmas in the countryside.
There’s something especially magical about the understated beauty of December in the countryside. From brown paper packages to simple place settings, here are 35 ways to have yourself a beautifully merry (and blessedly unharried) holiday. ‘Tis a gift to be simple!
1. Light things up.
Add a touch of green year-round by installing forest green lamps on the exterior of your home or barn.
2. Add leaves to the eaves. Outfit a drape of greenery with lights, ornaments, or berries.
3. Hang an all-weather wreath. Why stop at the door? Upgrade a halo of Scotch pine and fir with LED lights and hardy ornaments.
4. Use what you’ve got. Stash plain planters, pots, and pails with birch logs and tiny pine trees bedecked with pinecones.
5. Attend a small-town parade.
Move over, Macy’s! We love the pomp and circumstance of the big-city pageantry but, to us, nothing signals the start of the season—or shows off the heart of a small town—quite like a quaint Christmas parade. The excitement is everywhere, from the moment the homemade floats find their places. Folks happily take a break from the hustle and bustle the season brings. They slow down. They gather. They bid one another well. Year after year, along the never-changing route, Boy Scouts wave and toss out candy while little ones scramble to scoop up a treat or five. The local marching band cheerfully bears the cold, performing for friends and families huddled together. This year, don your mittens and scarves and hit Main Street to welcome the season the small-town America way.