The first year of any relationship is often one of the most memorable and wonderful. We’re absolutely not suggesting ‘it’s all downhill from here,’ as those dripping with cynicism might have you believe. However, the first is always the freshest, and so it can be wonderful to make this first Christmas as a couple one for the ages. If you haven’t noticed, this year has been flying by very quickly, and Christmas is no different. At the time of this writing, we are just under one month away from Christmas 2018. This year has had its ups and downs, but there’s no reason why it can’t be capped off in the most beautiful manner possible.
To focus on the love and joy of the season, here are some tips that may help.
Thoughtful activities can bring you together like nothing else. It might be you arrange a trip for them for the weekend, or craft a treasure hunt around the house with small romantic notes, or book you both a wonderful Christmas dinner, or even tickets to a wonderful theatre show. Thoughtful activities and surprises are the crux of Christmas, even if it comes in the form of a novelty knitted jumper with your facial likeness on. A little silly forethought, the willingness to spend time together, and a little heartfelt emotional expression can go a long way to make this Christmas the best one yet. Who knows? This might be the time you actually say those three cherished words.
Go Through Tradition
The first Christmas together can be a very cutesy time if you follow tradition. Waking up to presents and filled stockings you have given one another, relaxing on the sofa, eating Christmas lunch together, playing video games, being goofy and perhaps drinking a little too much wine sounds like a wonderful Christmas to us, no matter who you are. We couldn’t blame you for jumping into this saccharine flow of events. It’s exactly what the first year of a relationship warrants.
With these simple tips, spending Christmas as a couple for the first time is sure to be something you share and cherish.