Five creative ways to spread cheer this holiday season.

December 10, 2020 3M Canada

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While the holidays might look a bit different this year, it is still possible to spread some much-needed joy and cheer.

From unique decoration and giftwrapping ideas, to fun ways to let your family and friends know you’re thinking of them, here are five tips to help make the holidays special, no matter how you choose to celebrate it.

  1. Enjoy your time at home by expanding your design horizons.

As we spend more time indoors, finding new ways to decorate the inside of your home can help get you and your family excited about the season.

Make your ideas come to life with Command™ Clear Decorating Clips and Command™ Mini Hooks by hanging what you want, where you want. Use these solutions to create a festive backdrop for virtual celebrations with jingle bells, illuminated signs, a blue and silver wreath, and garlands.

Why stop with the walls? Hang mistletoe or paper snowflakes of every colour with Command™ Ceiling Hooks to make your family smile as you create a winter wonderland indoors. The best part about all of these Command™ Brand solutions is that they are easy to apply and remove cleanly, so you can transform your house without damaging surfaces with holes, marks, or sticky residue.

Even though your loved ones might not be able to be there with you physically, you can still keep them close to you. Create a gallery wall with cards and photos of your family and friends with Scotch™ Wall-Safe Tape. This solution is safe to use on surfaces like wood, drywall, tile, and glass surface and is easy to remove when the holidays are over.

  1. Make the outside of your home merry and bright.

Even though many of us are not having holiday parties this year, spread some cheer in your neighbourhood with festive outdoor decorations and lights.

Command™ Outdoor Light Clips give you the freedom to string lights around your doors, windows, and gutters without damaging these surfaces.  

Use the Command™ Outdoor Designer Hook to hang garlands at your entranceway or a beautiful wreath on your front door. They are weather-resistant and hold strongly, so they’ll help keep everything secure during the cold Canadian winters.

  1. Get your gifts into ship-shape.

Sending a personalised gift or card will put a smile on the face of those you love, no matter where they are. 

To elevate your gift wrapping technique, try Scotch™ GiftWrap Tape on your shiny and satin-finish wrapping paper. It is easy to dispense and virtually disappears on most paper, so you can use as much as you need without changing the look of your gift.

If your wrapping paper has a matte finish, use Scotch™ Magic Tape to help make it seamless. This tape is invisible when applied and cuts cleanly and easily. It also won’t yellow or curl, making it great for those who like to get their gift wrapping done early.

If you like to add a personal touch to your cards or create unique embellishments for wrapped gifts, try Scotch™ Double Sided Tape. It helps you reduce the need for hot, messy, and sticky glues, making it especially great for crafting with the kids.

Once the gifts are ready for everyone on your list, ship them with Scotch® Flex & Seal Shipping Roll. This ultra-conformable shipping material securely holds your gift by sticking to itself, not the item. Save up to 50% of the time, supplies, and space it takes to ship your gifts with traditional boxes and shipping materials.

4. Create comfort and joy – without the flame.

There’s nothing better than the fresh aroma of seasonal candles. However, unless you have a candle burning in every room, you’re limited to freshening only a few areas of your home at a time. Between all your holiday decorations and cozy layers of clothing, it’s also important to keep safety in mind and reduce the number of fire hazards.

Filtrete™ Whole House Air Fresheners are a no-stress, no-flame alternative to burning candles and with a variety of fragrances like Crisp Cinnamon Apple, Linen Breeze, Lavender, and Floral Bouquet, there’s an aroma to suit every environment. Each scent pack lasts up to thirty days, so you can maintain your physical distancing practices and stay away from shops and malls as much as possible.

  1. Give the greatest gift of all.

Perhaps the most important thing we can do to brighten up the holidays is helping those who need extra support, love, and care. From donating to a local food bank or toy drive, to giving to a charity or sponsoring a family in need, no act of kindness is too small.

Organisations like the Salvation Army and United Way help ensure that your donation goes where it is needed most so that it has the greatest impact in your community. By supporting one another, we can continue to build and maintain strong communities in 2021 and beyond.

While we know that the holidays will be different for many of us, we hope these tips will spread joy, happiness, and cheer to you and your family and help you make the most of this special season.

Happy Holidays, from 3M Canada!

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