December is a month of holidays around the world full of traditions, cultural touchstones and observances. Join us as we explore vibrant traditions and how these celebrations can inspire your own winter festivities to bring a touch of global magic to your holiday.
In North America, we’re embracing all things cozy, with parkas, woolly blankets and steaming mugs of cocoa. Meanwhile, Australia is entering summer, hitting the beach, catching rays and developing a golden tan. Some try to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus riding the waves! Bring some Aussie beach vibes to your frosty season with a Beach Day in December party. Decorate with palm trees, coconut cups filled with citrus beverages and bright, floral outfits. Embrace the beach ambience with the Pink Flamingo or Ocean Ombre Warmer and a By the Sea Scentsy Bar.
Across the pond, and throughout the European continent, the winter months are filled with outings to enchanting Christmas markets in cities like Brussels, London, Vienna and Cologne. People bundle up and explore stalls and tables filled with crafts, textiles and delicious treats to gift. In North America, holiday and craft bazaars make for a great outing. Play holiday tunes in the car, sling a scarf over your shoulders and find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Bring the holiday spirit home with a Merry Little Christmas Warmer and Christmas Cottage Scentsy Bar.
In many Asian countries, a communal delight of hot pot is a holiday staple. Friends and family gather around a steaming, spicy soup pot to cook and relish delicacies. What’s more traditional than enjoying a delicious meal with the people you love? Check out your local Asian market for the soup base, then stock up on frozen thinly sliced meats, veggies and fish cakes. Make sure to offer a variety of dipping sauces, including soy, sesame and vinegars. Everyone uses chopsticks and cooks their meal a bite at a time. Keep an exotic mood by dropping cubes of a Coconut Lemongrass Scentsy Bar into a Birds of Paradise Warmer.
If the holiday prep becomes too much, take a page from the Buddhists of the world who observe Bodhi Day, recognized as the day Buddha reached enlightenment. Bodhi day is often celebrated with calm, quiet meditation. Spend a few minutes in calm relaxation, meditate or just rest. Maintain the tranquility with drops of Lemon Lavender Rain Natural Oil in a Jeweled Deluxe Diffuser. Then, rejoin the holiday marathon once you’re centered.
As we celebrate this winter, embrace the beauty of diverse global traditions and introduce something new into the season. Soak up some Aussie sun, explore local maker markets, serve up some steaming hot pot, or take a moment to reflect. Each new tradition adds a novel flavor to the season.
What are your unique winter traditions? Share your ideas in the comments.