There’s something about Christmas that brings everyone together — family members, friends and even strangers. Shared experiences during this time of the year are the building blocks that bond you with those closest to you.
Setting aside the natural joy and excitement surrounding wrapped Christmas gifts, friends and family are what is really important during the holiday season. These relationships, the ones that matter most to you, need to be nurtured on a regular basis.
Sometimes life gets in the way and you get too busy to make a clear distinction between what’s urgent and what’s important. However, during the holiday season you usually slow down and give yourself some head space. This is the perfect time to reconnect and take care of the relationships that run deep and mean the world to you!
Give experiential gifts rather than physical gifts
When you gift an experience to share with your favourite people, you’re actually celebrating the deep and meaningful connections that make the festive season so special.
Remember that is not about the gifts, it’s about going back to basics and putting our relationships into perspective. Who’s that special relative or friend you’ve been meaning to catch up with over a glass of wine while sharing a new experience together? How about inviting them to gets hands-on and try something new? Here’s why this could be a great bonding idea:
“The reason experiential gifts are more socially connecting is that they tend to be more emotionally evocative.”… “An experiential gift elicits a strong emotional response when a recipient consumes it—like the fear and awe of a safari adventure, the excitement of a rock concert or the calmness of a spa—and is more intensely emotional than a material possession.”
So, let the hustle and bustle of the season catch up with you in all the right ways. Fill your Christmas calendar with all sorts of experiences to share with family, friends and even new people. Turn this time into an excuse to create unforgettable memories like never before.
Challenge yourself to be present this Christmas season
Don’t let distractions get in the way of the best Christmas memories you can create. Challenge yourself to be intentional and think about the feelings you want to experience in every meaningful interaction with your loved ones.
Spending quality time with your loved ones this Christmas season doesn’t have to be complicated. Haven’t you had that feeling of being so into the moment with your favourite people that you lose track of time and can’t even believe when your time together is over? It’s all about the laughing, sharing and bonding that you will never forget.
At Paint for Fun, we invite you to seize every opportunity to share a new experience with your loved ones this holiday season. Embrace the spirit of connectedness that comes from crafting memories that everyone will be able to look back on with joy.
Instead of spending your money on last-minute gifts that are far from thoughtful, find a way to plan a creative experience. Take a break from gift shopping and invite your parents, your friends, your cousins, your partner or your kids to try something new with you. Take them out of their comfort zone and grow together as you explore an interest or a hobby.
Because, truth to be told, this precious time of undivided attention you’re spending together is more important than any present you could buy them.
Reconnect with your friends to create unforgettable moments
Christmas also gives you the opportunity to spend time with friends. Particularly those who you haven’t seen in a long time. The good news is that, around this time of the year, you actually have the time to catch up at your hearts’ content. No excuses! Take advantage of this situation and make plans with all your friends.
Take the time to really listen to what’s been going on in each other’s lives, share a laugh, a glass of wine or a beer and a new experience. Cherish these moments and create timeless moments to remember when you’re grey and old.
And because at Paint for Fun, we bring people together to create unforgettable memories, we invite you to gather the whole crew to share a creative sip and paint experience. The more, the merrier!
More friends, more family members, more memories AND more fun!
We can’t wait to create memories together!
GIVE THE GIFT OF CREATIVITY!
🎁 Treat the special people in your life to a creative and fun experience.
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🎅 Send them out individually to your loved ones