The holiday season is a time when the world celebrates various holidays, including Christmas and New Year’s Day. This recurring period generally runs from late November to early January and includes a variety of other holidays. The holiday season is the ideal time for gift-giving and family gatherings. In many countries, the holiday season is a time of year where people enjoy extra time off from work and school.
When planning a holiday celebration, remember to set an intention. You can do this by thinking back to the previous years and what you might like to change this year. For example, if you tend to spend too much on gifts, you can set an intention to choose them more thoughtfully. If you’d like to spend less on gifts, you can decide to set a budget before you buy them.
You can make the holiday season less stressful by planning in advance. You can take advantage of Black Friday sales to find the best deals on gifts. You can also use this time to decorate your home for the holidays. Personalized candles and custom fleece blankets can help you create a welcoming and cozy environment. If you don’t have the time to buy a gift for every person on your list, decorate your home with cozy decorations that remind them of the holiday season.
Another way to make the holiday season a joyful time is to use music. Whether it is classical Christmas carols or new holiday movies, music and movies will get shoppers in the holiday spirit and make them more likely to buy something. And don’t forget about the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a two-hour parade held annually in New York City that features balloons of popular pop-culture icons, mascots, live performances, and other events. The parade ends in front of the flagship Macy’s store, and is a great way to start shopping for the holiday season.
Another way to spread the holiday spirit is through the use of greeting cards. “Happy holidays” is a common expression during the holiday season and has been used for over a century in North America. It is commonly used in advertisements, greeting cards, and public spaces. Although its popularity has been on a downward trend in the United States, it remains more popular than the more generic “happy holidays” or “merry Christmas” messages.
In many countries, the holiday season begins much earlier than in the United States. In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the holiday season begins as soon as the high street Christmas lights are turned on. In 2010, up to PS8 billion was estimated to be spent online in the United Kingdom during the festive season. This is approximately one-third of all retail sales during the holiday season. In the UK, the holiday season is known as the “golden quarter” – the three months between October and December, when the retail industry hopes to make the most money.
In the Netherlands, the holiday season begins in mid-November with the arrival of the twin saints, Bishop Saint Nicholas and Black Peter. On December 5, or even earlier, presents are given. In Belgium, Christmas festivities begin after Sinterklaas.