Houston Dating Tips to Enjoy Your 1st Christmas as a Couple
Tis the season to be jolly, eat, shop, drink, and be merry. Whether you’re celebrating your first Christmas as a married couple, recently engaged, or in a brand new relationship, our Houston dating experts have some helpful tips to get you into the holiday spirit and make it magical.
As the best Houston dating service, we know the first Christmas as a couple is a huge milestone. And there’s no time like the present to start creating some new holiday memories and traditions you can your partner can continue for years to come.
1. Get an ornament that’s symbolic of your relationship.
Did you go on an epic vacation to an exotic destination? Did you go to a football game where your lover professed their undying love for you shortly after? Reflect on the first year the two of you spent together and buy an ornament or two that represent those magical times together. Each year you can do the same and continue to add ornaments to the tree. Soon enough you’ll have an entire collection that will tell your love story every time you decorate the tree.
2. Make time for QT
As relationship experts and dating coaches, we know it’s very easy to end up overbooked over the chaotic holidays and suddenly realize you haven’t gotten to spend any QT with your partner in weeks. Try to set time aside to spend time together whenever you can. While extended family is important, so is prioritizing time to spend with your partner.
3. Incorporate a holiday tradition you each love.
Choose a Christmas tradition that really matters to you (have your partner do the same) and make it a new tradition for the two of you. Whether that means getting a live tree or opening presents on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas morning, come up with your own traditions. If the choices conflict, it’s a good idea to practice positive problem solving. Being able to negotiate and compromise is key for the long-term success of your relationship. This new tradition is something you can do for the rest of your lives.
4. Stick together when it comes to spending time with extended family.
Choosing how to spend Christmas can be very difficult for new couples to do. Trying to meet everyone and be everywhere can add a lot of extra stress to the already super stressful holiday season. So what is our suggestion? Get clear on what works for the two of you.
5. Go shopping together.
Instead of doing your shopping separately and rarely seeing each other, do the shopping together, especially when you’re shopping for each of your families. This will give you a sense of who they are and what type of relationship your partner has with them and vice versa.
6. Decorate together.
One of the best things about Christmas is being able to decorate your home. Whether it’s the outside lights, the Christmas tree, the indoor decorations, or anything else, use this as a time to get into the holiday spirit together. This not only gives you alone time, but it puts you into the cheery holiday spirit fast. Plus, decorating together puts your communication and compromising skills to the test.
7. Give back together.
Volunteer at a local school, shelter, church, or any other place where you can spread holiday love. But don’t do it on your own. Bring your partner along. The two of you can also shop for a child in need and make it your new holiday tradition. Giving back is what the season is all about after all.
We hope that these holiday tips from our matchmakers will help you and your partner have the best Christmas ever. Our Houston dating experts here at Houston Singles want to wish you and your partner a very merry first Christmas together!
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