The holiday season becomes nothing but a brief memory, as the countdown begins before Christmas Day. I had to think long and hard about how I wanted Christmas to play out for myself and my family.
In my heart the first thing that I wanted to accomplish was Thanksgiving! Like Girl, can we get all the cooking, prepping, and shopping out of the way before thinking about mistletoe and silver bells.
I think that since I live out of state far away from my family that the responsibility of cooking Thanksgiving dinner is all mine! Don’t get me wrong? I really love cooking and creating new family traditions for my little kingdom to remember during their lifetime.
But the ironic thing is that, I am constantly munching on my leftovers, making turkey sandwiches for lunch, and discovering new ideas for Halloween candy. Christmas is coming with a serious vengeance, and one of the places where it is really showing up is on Pinterest.
Pinterest becomes a secret haven for holiday shoppers that do not want to get lost in the numerous crowds, the over-priced retail stores in every mall in America, and transforms into one of the most visual stunning landscapes in social media land.
I believe that Pinterest is the perfect platform to gain visibility in front of a ready-to-buy audience including the consumer, content marketer, and the small business owner.
It’s the beginning of the major gift buying, party planning, What to wear to your office and New Year’s party? What epic meal are you going to create?
What gifts are you going to buy your children and your spouse? Where do you find the latest trends in interior design? How do you spice up that Christmas tree that you have for years?
What are the best travel ideas for the holiday season? What stocking stuffers do you choose for your family? I feel that all the Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah questions can be answered with one click of a button on Pinterest.
I think that I can feel a little bit of anxiety, stress, and some major discomfort if I do not have a planned strategy for the holidays.
I believe that Pinterest is value-packed with usable tools to make December planning easier this holiday season. The comforting this that Pinterest is here with 5 different ways to make the holidays just a little more easier this year.
5 Ways to get Pinterest Ready for the holidays
1. Look for new ways to spice up things that you have purchased from years past
I love upgrading things that I have in my home, that have become traditions and hold family value for my family.
When I want to add a new ornament to the tree, or head to Walmart to buy wooden ornaments for the children to decorate and make them their own, this becomes DIY and a family project all at the same time!I appreciate creating new table settings inside of the house that express my gratitude towads the end of the year.
2. Recipes that are awesome: Pinterest is the best place to find recipes that will set all of your meals apart each and every year. I consider myself a cooking maven!
I created a board “Recipes that are awesome,” where I pin some of the most delicious holiday recipes, my favorite go-to for easy-to-follow recipes, and must-have’s for anytime of the year.
Whether I am looking for that quick 30 minute one pot recipe, slow cooker, or recipes that just rock! Pinterest is the place for everything recipes and so much more!
3. Join Group Boards and Collaborations: I simply adore joining group boards. Always the more the merrier, and to spread the message of being a team player, and spreading the responsibilities across family and friends. This is the chance to see what other pinners are doing in the pinosphere and to combine forces to create some awesome content.
These group boards really help with party planning, meal prepping, gift buying, and networking on Pinterest. All you have to do is create a board, add collaborators, and you are ready to spread the holiday cheer!
4. Keep things low-key with secret boards: When I am planning that surprise gift giving, and really want to be that top-notch Secret Santa I create a secret board.
This keeps things low-key that my special someone will not have any idea about the plan of collecting gifts this Christmas.
5. Save time buying gifts on Pinterest: As I mentioned earlier I am not a huge fan of being in the holiday rush, and buying gifts outside of the home.
I love Pinterest to browse gift ideas, fashion trends, and children’s items. When I see a pin with a blue price tag, that means that I can purchase the item right there on Pinterest.
The convenient option of just typing in my card information and mailing address once I decide the store that I am going to make that memorable purchase. I have the option of making purchases from Wayfair to Modern Citizen without setting up an account on their site.