01 December 2020

Whether it’s setting up the tree as a family on the 1st, baking Christmas cookies with Grandma on the 24th, or gathering for a meal on the 25th, most households have their own set of December traditions that make their holiday season memorable.

It’s these kinds of holiday traditions that make selling a property difficult. It’s not easy to say goodbye to the rooms that once housed so many happy memories. However, these very same traditions also transform a property into a home. For those spending their first Christmas in a new property, starting new traditions might be the fastest way of making the space feel like your own.

Below are some household traditions you can try over this festive season:

1. Create a ‘first Christmas’ keepsake  
The best way to kick-start sentimental attachment to your new home is to do something that will create long-lasting memories each time you see it in your home. For example, you might decide to purchase a small pine tree that you could initially use as a decoration, and then later plant it in your backyard as a lasting reminder of your first Christmas in your new home. You could also pose for a family Christmas photo which you could have printed and framed in your home.  


    1. Become the new host for the family meal

Invite your family over and spend some quality time together in your new home. You might have to navigate through some sticky family politics to decide which date you may claim as host (whether it’s Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or some other date entirely that you claim as your own from here on out). The key is to create an event that’s enjoyable and memorable. It’s entirely up to you to decide how to put your own stamp on the day. You could go crazy with decorations and enjoy a simple meal together, host a carols evening in your back garden, or create a dress-up party and force everybody into Christmas sweaters and elf costumes – whatever suits your family’s taste in fun.

    2. Form a personal Christmas habit

Sometimes it’s the smallest things in life that are the most memorable. You don’t need to go over the top to create a new holiday tradition. It could be as simple as drinking a cup of hot chocolate in a Christmas-themed mug while you gaze at the stars from your outdoor patio on Christmas Eve. Your family could snuggle up together in the lounge and read a Christmas bed-time story together, or you could put on a Christmas movie instead. The possibilities really are endless.   

Final Advice
If this festive season should bring you to the realisation that a new home ought to be added to your next Christmas wish list, let RE/MAX be your first point of call. Start Christmas shopping for your new home, or contact us to find out what your home is worth.

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