Taking a trip for the holidays can be an occasion that builds lasting family memories. If you have decided to take a trip to the holidays, you may have plenty planned around the town, but it is important not to neglect the holiday spirit inside of your room. If you are going away for Christmas, here are some tips for making your temporary room holiday ready.
Bring a miniature tree
Opening the Christmas presents or singing Christmas carols often takes place around the Christmas tree. Staying a motel (such as Deluxe Inn) in the city of your trip does not mean that you need to neglect the Christmas decorations. Bring a small table tree along with you that can sit on the floor or on a desk. Keep the desk or table clear aside from the tree and other holiday decorations and presents so that it can act as a base point for getting into the holiday spirit.
Keep the Christmas songs or movies in the background
When you and the family come in after a day on the town, crank up the Christmas tunes on the radio. If you and your family enjoy specific Christmas shows, keep the television on in the background as you wind down and prepare to go to bed for the night. Keeping the Christmas shows on while you are in the room is a good way to spend some holiday time as a family, the same way that you would if you were at home. Bring along the green and red Christmas pajamas per night, as well.
Seek out Santa
Whether you are a family with young children or adults, you should seek out Santa and the rest of the North Pole crew wherever you are. Before going back to your lodging for the night, look for Santa's lap to sit on for photographs. If you are visiting a large city, find out where the holiday displays and light fixtures are around the city. Seeking out signs of the holiday before you go back to the room will put you in a holiday mood before going to bed for the night.
Open gifts, then call loved ones
Even if you plan to open gifts when you go back home, everyone should have something to open on Christmas morning. Bring along the presents so that everyone has at least one Christmas item to enjoy on the morning of the holiday. After you have opened your gifts, call loved ones to share in their Christmas day joy. Talking to the holiday and sending well wishes on the holiday makes the holiday feel authentic no matter where you are.