Millions of people get into cars, trains, or jets to travel across the country or even international lines. Packed airports can be annoying and aggravating for a lot of people. They have to wait around for hours, and that means drained batteries.
If you want to immediately make new friends and be a helpful person this holiday season, bring a power strip and set up camp next to an outlet. You’re bound to meet some friendly faces who are happy for a chance to juice up their devices, whether it’s to get in touch with family members about travel info or just to keep kids entertained for a while.
Decorate the Wrapping in a Snap
These days, a lot of us have jumped online to find the perfect gifts, and we often opt to pay just a few dollars more to get them expertly wrapped. If you're in a time crunch, getting your gifts looking their best can be a big ask.
Here's a way to decorate without needing a whole lot of extra stuff: Wrap it normally, then use a small blade to carefully cut out a shape like a Christmas tree. You only need to cut half of it, because then you can bend it back to make the full tree – or whatever shape you're looking for.
Give Garlands a Boost
Garlands are a nice addition to the décor, but natural ones shed their needles quickly and artificial ones can look a little thin. If you aren't impressed with your wimpy garland, here's something that you can try.
All it takes is a little bit of floral wire, string, or even floss to attach more items to the garland. You can use tree clippings, pieces of other garlands, or even some wild stuff like popcorn, cherries, and more. Just attach it to your garland base and watch it become an unmissable piece of decoration. Customize it to your design choices.
Make Your Tree Sparkle Even More
More lights on a tree are always better. But there are limitations to how many strands of lights you can have hanging in the boughs. Instead of trying to figure out where to plug in that last line of broken bulbs, create reflective elements by gluing hanging wires to small mirrors that will reflect light in every direction.
Experiment with different mirror sizes and shapes to find a set that works best for your tree – each one will need something different. It's pretty simple to do and it can make a dull tree look much brighter. Make your tree unmissable this holiday season.
Keep the Kids Happy Opening Presents
If you have kids (or were one yourself) you're probably familiar with something called clamshell packaging. It's that tough plastic shell that goes around toys or other items, and if you're young and just want to play with your new Christmas truck, it can be pretty frustrating.
When you're wrapping the presents, go the extra mile and take the toys out of the packaging to make sure Christmas morning goes smoothly. As another option, you can make a small opening, for those kids that want to know the toy is new and hasn't been opened, but still don't want to struggle.