Best Ways to Warm up for the Holidays

The holiday season is here at last. For most people it's the best time of the year - a time for goodwill and friendship, a time to be around our families and those we love. But for many of us, it is also the coldest time of the year, and we would like nothing better than to find the perfect way to warm ourselves up after finally escaping the wind, rain, and snow outside. But how do you find a way to be warm when it is so cold? Here are some good ways to warm up for the holidays.

Wrap Up Warm

When you are forced to venture out into the cold weather, make sure that you are wrapped up enough to protect from the elements. If for no other reason, the cold weather gives you an excuse to go out and treat yourself to a new hat, scarf and gloves for the holidays. And how much have you been wanting to pull out that old, ugly Christmas sweater from last year? Now is your excuse. After all, if you are going to go outside wrapped up like a Christmas present, why not do it in style!

Hot Drinks

There's nothing better than a hot drink to warm your belly on a cold winter's night. Whether your beverage of choice is tea, coffee, cider, or hot chocolate, it is the fail proof method to warm up a cold body. You can make it even more fun with a an extra special personalized mug. A good idea is to treat your family to their own mug, each with a special individual print on it. Then you can all grab your hot chocolate and snuggle up with warm blankets in front of your favorite Christmas movie.

Hot Chocolate coffee

A Warm Fire

Isn't there some kind of Christmas song about chestnuts roasting over an open fire? Well, if there is, they had a point. So maybe you don't like chestnuts, or maybe you don't have a fireplace, that doesn't mean that you can enjoy the warmth of one in your home or somewhere else. If you don't have a fireplace in your home, crank up that heating and stick in one of those log-burning DVDs - you'll never know the difference! If you do have a fireplace, what are you waiting for?

Do Something Active

It may be the last thing that you want to hear right now, but one of the best ways to warm up - especially when it is cold outside - is to do some exercise. Yes, it's cold out, but once you are moving you won't feel it at all - just make sure you wear some gloves to keep your hands warm. If the idea of running around in the freezing cold does not appeal to you, go to the nearest gym. They are warm, and full of sweaty people - so you don't have to feel the least bit self-conscious about exercising in public!

Ice Skating at Rockafeller Center

Stay inside!

If none of these things will do it for you, there is only one last piece of advice that I can give you - stay inside! If the cold weather is getting you down, just don't go out into it. Grab a blanket, a hot drink, a DVD and snuggle up in front of the fire. On the coldest of days, stay wrapped up inside and you can't go wrong!
Mikkie Mills
About the Author:

Mikkie Mills is a Chicago native and mother of two.  She often blogs about crafts and other DIY projects. While warming up for the holidays, be sure to order your own personalized mugs from Vistaprint. Connect with her on Google + or on Twitter (@DollarHacks).

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