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How to Cope with Spending the First Holiday Season in Your New Home

The holidays are a time for family and friends and holiday feasts. If you have recently moved to Maryland and are struggling with being away from your family and old friends during the holiday season, All My Sons of Maryland have some helpful tips to coping for the first holiday season in your new home. 

1) Surround yourself with familiar items. Objects that remind you of home will help to make you feel more at home. It can be extremely difficult celebrating the holidays in your new home, even if you have been there for months. Even if you moved to Maryland in March, once Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, you can start to miss your old home.  If you are putting up a Christmas tree, add some of your mother’s ornaments or things that you used to decorate your tree with in your old home, such as: candy canes, popsicle stick sleds, or macaroni noodle ornaments that you made as a child. If you find that surrounding yourself with things from home only makes you miss home even more, try to start your own traditions. Starting your own traditions can help you enjoy and make fun out of the first holiday season in your new home. 

2) Surround yourself with company. The first holiday season in your new home is the perfect time to meet the neighbors, throw a dinner party, or head into town to make some new friends. Odds are, if you are new to the area, there are probably other people who are new too. A modern idea is to throw an “orphan” party, where everyone invited is away from family during the holiday. Tell your guests to invite a friend, you may be surprised to find out that you are not the only one alone for the holiday. 

3) Contact your relatives. If you are celebrating the holiday season in your new home, chances are you probably have been so busy moving that you have not spoken to a lot of your relatives lately. If your move has made it so that you are now far away from family, they are only a phone call away!

4) Rent movies. If you prefer to pity yourself, opt for movies that bring out your emotions…let it all out! If you do not want to get in touch with your homesickness, opt for movies that will make you laugh and forget that you are feeling down. 

5) Put off that diet until AFTER New Years. What better way to enjoy the first holiday season in your new home by cooking all of your favorite traditional meals and baking sweet holiday treats. Allow yourself to indulge, it will make you feel much better when you curl up on the couch to watch that movie. 

6) Join your new community. Find local events and start to familiarize yourself with the most popular holiday venues and festivities in Maryland. 

Your local Maryland movers want you to love your new home and love the holiday season in your new home. If you are moving during the holidays, let All My Sons of Maryland help make your move easy and stress-free, from our family to yours.