♪ I’m Dreaming of a Romantic Christmas ♫

by Hallie @ Moxie Wife on December 19, 2012


If you’re anything like me, the best holiday seasons are the ones that end up being the perfect mix of festive outside-the-home activities and cozy at-home moments.

And don’t you think a good number of those cozy at-home moments should be chock full of romance? But of course they should! What silly question.

Just in case any of you are in need of a little romantic inspiration, here is a quick peek at my three favorite (budget-friendly) Christmastime stay-at-home date night ideas:


1. One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to write each other love letters. We usually exchange them on Christmas Eve after the little ones have gone to bed (or on the Feast of the Holy Family if we’re too busy to put pen to paper before Christmas). It can be hard to carve out quiet time to compose our odes to love but so very worth it.

2. Another romantic tradition we’ve established is to read The Gift of the Magi together. If you haven’t read this touching story yet you simply must grab a copy as soon as possible. I like being able to pull out our well worn hard copy year after year but for those of you who are pinching pennies, word on the street is that it’s free on Kindle right now! Perfect!

3. If you’re in the mood for fun, I think it would be hilarious to read to one another from Don’ts for Wives and Don’ts for Husbands. A holiday cocktail or two might just be in order, as well. (Oh, and at $4.95 these tiny vintage books are an absolute steal!)


And don’t forget that when those moments of feeling overwhelmed by the craziness of this season start to get to you, simply put on your favorite Christmas album and dance under the mistletoe for a moment or two. I can think of no better way to quickly reconnect with your true love, can you?

If I don’t talk to you again before Christmas Day, have a lovely one, loves!



P.S. For more romantic inspiration, just grab a copy of my free eBooklet: 52 Simple Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas!

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Kaitlin @ More Like Mary December 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

great ideas! I’ll add our favorite-making a bed on the living room and camping out under the Christmas tree!
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Tara S December 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Oh my goodness! I never thought that I liked the 60s look, but that side ponytail with a teased crown, and the stripy shirt (the casual 60s uniform :-) ) just stole my heart! So simple and sweet – but I would have to grow out my hair. :-p
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Amy Caroline December 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

We have that little book! It really is such a hoot!
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Malisa December 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I love the idea of exchanging letters for Christmas. And how meaningful to read them to each other. Thank you for sharing this idea, I’ve been telling my friends about it too!
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Misty December 28, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Merry Christmas Hallie! Great romantic suggestions. My hubby and I have decided to make 2013 the year of Romance and Recapturing the Spark (which ignited 20 years ago!). I am looking forward to reading your blog for lots of help and ideas!
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