How to celebrate your first Christmas as a married couple

Getting married is probably on the list of the most stressful life events one can experience, in fact, 23% of couples claim that getting hitched was the most stressful thing they’ve ever done. But now it’s done, it’s time to take some time off with your partner and enjoy being newlyweds. With Christmas just around the corner, there are many things you can do as a couple to finally appreciate one another and make the most of your time together. We’ve put together some ideas on how to celebrate this wonderful time.

Christmas cards

Who doesn’t like sending and receiving Christmas cards? This year, you could choose to send some personalised Christmas cards to your friends and family. Some people like to organise a little photoshoot and get the pictures printed as Christmas cards, it’s a great way to remember that special moment in your life and also to give a cute couple update to your loved ones. If you’re not too keen on having your faces on a card, you could simply have a card with a “Mr & Mrs” with your shared surname on the front

A meaningful present

It’s not because you’re married that you shouldn’t surprise and treat your partner anymore. There are many ways you could surprise him/her on the most wonderful time of the year. If your wife is fond of jewellery, you could buy a beautiful pair of earrings, it would definitely stand out from an engagement and a wedding ring. For your husband, you could get him a brand-new watch engraved with your initials. Of course, it doesn’t have to be expensive, you could also decide to make your own little present. You could cook a special meal for your partner or offer them an experience gift (gin tasting for example)

Mix your childhood traditions

Because you’ve most likely been raised completely differently, it may be hard at first to agree on the best course of action for your Christmas traditions. Now is a great time to sit together and create brand new traditions that would be of bit of him/her and a bit of you. It’s especially important if you’re planning on having children, these traditions will stay with them forever. You could choose to watch Home Alone on Christmas Day while sipping on mulled wine and scoffing mince pies or you could open your presents on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day. Make sure that you take your partner’s traditions into consideration as well.

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