By Rebecca White

Christmas is only a week away, and the anticipation of Santa’s arrival can be calmed by sharing all of your favorite holiday traditions with your partner. Take the time to indulge in some of your childhood memories, finish decorating, and spend a date night deepening the connection in your relationship and love life. This weekend date idea gives you the perfect chance to enjoy your favorite parts of the holiday together!

Holiday Date Ideas For Your Relationship and Love

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To get started with this date idea, you’ll need to pull out all of your Christmas boxes, dim the lights, turn on your favorite holiday playlist, and bundle up for a festive night spend indoors. Make a special dinner for you and your significant other and include foods from your culture or things that you ate growing up. Ask for a recipe from your mom to remind you of holidays spent at home. For dessert, consider making a gingerbread house together. The pre-made sets make it easy and provide you with everything you’ll need.

After an early dinner, sit down together and read your favorite holiday book, such as The Polar Express, Santa Mouse, or How The Grinch Stole Christmas. If you’d rather watch a movie, turn on A Charlie Brown Christmas or A Christmas Story to get in the holiday spirit. Chances are you can find a classic film on television if you don’t own any DVDs! You could also write your letters to Santa or even volunteer to answer letters to Santa from less fortunate kids.

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If you’re in the decorating mood, then pull out your ornaments and trim your tree as a couple. This activity is sure to provide some fun memories for your relationship and love. You could also decorate your stockings together and place them over the fireplace for your first Christmas as a couple (aw!). Keep some cookies and hot cider or hot cocoa on hand to keep your energy levels up.

Follow our love advice and try starting some new traditions for the two of you. For example, you could purchase a couples ornament or make a holiday village display around the tree. Add a new house or shop to your “town” each year. Happy holidays!

What are your favorite holiday traditions? Share your stories below!