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Three Ways to Relax Around the Fireplace

With the Holiday Season just around the corner, it is the perfect time to get lazy and relax around the fireplace. After a summer filled with fun outdoor activities, now is the time to relax and spend more quality time with your loved ones gathered around the fire. 

Many families default to gathering around the fireplace to watch the television and munch on popcorn; however, there are plenty of activities – other than watching television, which can help you relax and spend quality time with your family.

Keep reading!

Knitting & Crocheting 

In the winter, you can use the fireplace for relaxation. Get some colorful yarn and check out these knitting patterns that you can start working on. Get your comfy spot near the fireplace and start knitting away. 

You can try out colorful patterns or even knit a monotone throw blanket. However, you might want to lose your imagination and become as creative as possible. You can create 2D and 3D patterns, toys, and things with yarn.

According to studies, knitting and crocheting can have a relaxing effect on the mind. It helps produce serotonin, which is the happy chemical in the mind. And, your mind gets focused on the present moment while you consider each snitch and the style and pattern of the design.

Tell Ghost Stories

Another way you can relax in front of the fireplace is by recounting stories, including ghost stories. We know that telling spooky stories is more of a campfire thing; however, in the winter season, you will want to move the outdoor activity into the comfort and warmth of your living room.

So, you will want to light a fire and gather your loved ones around in a circle. Get some throw blankets and snacks to set the vibe for the evening. You can either take turns to tell stories or ask a designated person to act as a storyteller. 

Instead of getting into personal stories, you can also turn this into a fun game by making everyone contribute to the story by adding another sentence. By doing so, you can soon turn the spooky stories into a hilarious one. 

The best part is that you get to spend quality time with your loved ones, and you will feel relaxed and happy. 

Make Christmas Craft

If you have small kids and don’t know how to keep them engaged while you might find some relaxation time, you can consider involving your kids in creating Christmas décor and ornaments. There is a whole vibe to this activity, and you can provide your kids a platform to let their inner imaginations feel while creating construction paper snowmen, stocking for the chimney, and traditional colorful garlands for the Christmas tree. 

You get the point – there are countless ways you can use the fireplace in your living room as the focal point for the entire family to gather and spend quality time together. This way, you can keep your holidays engaging, warm, and fun.

You will have the entire family spend more time together than in their respective rooms. 



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