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A Few Ideas For Hosting During The Christmas Holidays

Destination holidays are becoming a hot trend. More and more people are looking for alternatives to the classic Christmas. Fewer people put up Christmas trees. Fewer people have a family to spend time with. Instead, they are using their vacation time and the magic of the season to revel in a new experience. As a host, you can help with that. You can assist in creating a holiday that is truly memorable for your guest(s). Here are a few tips to help.


Adding a few seasonal touches to your already stylish decor can be just enough to provide that extra "something" guests might be looking for if they’re spending the holiday with you. When a few seasonal touches are added (think of a hot cocoa bar or a few battery powered, LED candles in the windows) guests appreciate the extra effort to provide a cozy environment. Imagine the reviews as well as guests post photos of themselves sipping cocoa from the mugs you left for them or standing in front of the front door wreath you placed. 


They say that food is the fastest way to a man's heart but food is also a great bond between friends, family, and community. It can also be a way to engage with your guests. Consider leaving out a few sweets or a bottle of regional wine as a way for guests to toast the season. You may even want to try inviting your guests to a holiday meal at your own table! 


While Christmas cards are not given out as freely or as personally as they once were, they are a still a lasting reminder of one's experience in a location. This holiday season considering leaving a card for your holiday guest(s) that feature either a photo of your listing or regional inspiration. It will not just be a wonderful way to connect but also a small gift of which to remember the experience.


We've all heard that it is better to give than to receive. However, there is nothing quite like unwrapping a small surprise. The same would be for your guest(s) if they were able to unwrap a small gift addressed to them upon their arrival. It can be as simple as a homemade loaf of bread to something more regional like a Christmas tree ornament from the local museum. Whatever the case,  yours may be the only gift your guest receives. 


What do you do you enhance your guests holiday experience at your listing? Do you have an idea we overlooked? Let us know in the comments below or LIKE us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram to find more holiday ideas!

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