There’s no place like the Capital District in New York when it comes to the holiday season. From beautiful light displays to shops all decked out for the season, it’s truly the most wonderful time of the year. Chances are, you’ll be sharing your home with friends and family this holiday season, and you might be looking for some unique ways to make your home warm and inviting for all who stop in. At Family Danz Heating & Cooling, we know one of the best ways we can help you is by making sure your heating system is working safely and efficiently, but we have a few other suggestions that can help you create a haven for your guests this season.
- Stock up on snack foods and beverages. Knowing that you’re likely to have company coming around for the holidays, make sure you have an ample supply of beverages, both for the adults and the children. Finger food is a must – cheese and crackers, nuts, pretzels and other savory snacks are always appreciated. For friends and family with a sweet tooth, a tray of cookies, caramel corn and a dish of candies is a nice touch. Keep it simple so you can de-stress – and enjoy your holiday visitors!
- Decorate thoughtfully. You don’t have to turn your home into a holiday explosion – in fact, it will be easier to focus on your family and friends when your home is simply and elegantly decorated. Candles on your tables, a mantelpiece decorated with three larger objects and minimal smaller ones, trading out throw pillows and rugs with seasonally-themed ones that match your color scheme are all easy ways you can make your home a holiday haven while keeping the decorating to a minimum.
- Give gifts from the heart. When unexpected holiday guests arrive, you won’t be clamoring for a last-minute gift with a little advance planning. Create some homemade gifts that you can easily give to your child’s teacher or sitter, your mail carrier or delivery person, or that cousin you always forget on your gift-giving list. Handmade ornaments are a nice choice, especially if your whole family makes them together. Create some recipes-in-a-jar that include soups, baked goods and hot cocoa for a memorable homemade gift.
These steps might seem simple, but they can help you ease the stress that often accompanies the holiday season, and help you enjoy spending more time with the people you love. After all, home is where the heart is, and time with family is a precious gift in and of itself.
Of course, if your home isn’t as comfortable as you’d like, why not give yourself the gift of improved warmth and efficiency this system by installing a new furnace or boiler in your home? When you call Family Danz, we’ll help you get the right heating system for your home and we’ll treat you like family – something we’ve been doing since we started helping people with their home comfort needs more than 30 years ago. When you need help with the heating system in your home, Family Danz Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you. Simply call us at (518) 427-8685.