22 Reasons The Holidays Are More Magical With That Special Someone

22 Reasons The Holidays Are More Magical With That Special Someone

It's the holiday season, and there is nothing better than sharing the magic of the season with someone special.


Whether you're in a new relationship or have been with someone for a long time, the holidays add a specialness to your relationship that you just don't feel any other time of the year.

1. It's cold out, what's more fun than wrapping your arms around each other to stay warm?

No need for jackets, just my man.

2. Sipping hot chocolate (with whipped cream, of course) together

It's cold! Pass the hot chocolate!

3. Singing Christmas classics together

Cue some "Frosty the Snowman" and "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree!"

4. Seeing a Christmas show or movie together

What is the holiday season without some Christmas movies?

5. Watching childhood holiday shows together and him wiping the tear from your face when Frosty melts

You know you don't wanna admit it, but you do shed a tear. We promise he won't let you bawl.

6. Driving around looking at holiday lights together

Who needs to go pay to see fancy light displays? Just go drive around the neighborhood to see the fancy lights.

7. Wearing matching ugly sweaters

They may be ugly, but you both can be ugly together!

8. Kissing under the mistletoe

This may or may not be an excuse to find mistletoe everywhere.

9. Christmas shopping in the huge crowds

Yes, the shopping may get tiring and exhausting, but he will push you around in a cart if necessary.

10. Going to visit Santa together just to get a candy cane

Although you aren't five, you can still go for the candy cane.

11. Spending a lot of time and money to find that perfect gift for him

Guys may be difficult to buy gifts for, but you know that you just will find that perfect gift to make him smile.

12. Wrapping presents together

Wrapping gifts is usually a long and dreadful process, but he will help you to make all the gifts look perfect.

13. Having a dinner beside the Christmas tree

Christmas music playing, some ham and some pumpkin pie. What could be better?

14. Snuggling up to watch a holiday movie on Netflix together under a soft blanket

It is freezing outside! What else is a better excuse to cuddle up with your man?

15. Looking at his perfect face in the glow of the holiday lights

You didn't realize the glisten of lights can make someone look even more perfect.

16. Dressing up for holiday parties

You both can look cutesy cute all dressed up together!

17. Baking together and feeding each other the yummy cookies you made

Sugar cookies, chocolate chip and more. They could be the worst tasting if you mess them up, but it just matters that you made them with him.

18. Attending midnight mass together

Yes, you both aren't the best at going to church, but mass before Christmas is a must.

19. Watching his face when he opens your gift

He loves it! Just as you expected!

20. Opening his gift — which is breathtaking — but secretly thinking that he is the best gift you could ever ask for

Very true. He is all you want!

21. Falling asleep in each others arms after being stuffed from eating Christmas dinner together

Naps, food and love is basically what your holiday break will consist of.

22. Ringing in the new year together with the best kiss as the clock strikes midnight and then promising to do it all over again for years to come

Ah, the midnight kiss! All couples wait so long for the kiss that rings in the New Year. No one knows what it is, but something just makes it perfect.

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Cutting Ties With Your Ex Is Everything You Need To Get Through This Breakup

It's not about their feelings. It's about your healing.


The hardest part of a break-up is the change in your routine. It's letting go of the countless hours you have spent making someone a part of your life and having to find someone new to share your day with and watch your favorite shows with.

Breakups can get so blurry along the way and you desperately want to keep in touch and still have them in your life. It's hard to find that balance though. It's hard to find the role that ex-boyfriend/girlfriend should play and how much of a presence they should really have in your life.

We've all been there. I have SO been there. I have had messy breakups where we quit speaking and I have had quiet, peaceful breakups where neither of us could really figure out what to do next. Either way, whether it's a peaceful one, or heart wrenching and mean, the best thing to do for yourself is to not look back.

You have to make it a clean break. If only for a year, but you have to do it. No texts, no calls, no emails. No social media. Avoid Instagram, no Snapchat, no Facebook. You have to turn off the desire to check on them because you're only going to hurt yourself.

So give yourself some time. Delete them from your friends list, not to be mean, but to spare yourself. You probably need to temporarily block them too, if you're someone who will still look up their page.

This is about YOUR healing. It's not about their feelings. It's about taking care of yourself and giving your heart the room to heal, and the best way to do that is to put them in your rearview and keep moving forward, and the BEST way to do that is to cut off all contact. I have had different breakups for different reasons and the ones I always healed from faster were the ones where I couldn't see them or speak to them.

With my last breakup, my ex didn't have social media at all.

He had no Facebook or Instagram to stalk and I was forever grateful for that fact. There was absolutely nothing for me to see. No page to pull up and stare at. No images of him and a new girl in my face. No what-ifs playing in my mind as he goes on about his life. It's as if his life stopped for me completely.

I have no idea what he's doing now, and I am OK with that. I NEED to be OK with that.

You cannot expect your heart to heal if you're constantly feeding it jagged edges of once was. You can't keep cutting yourself over and over again and expect the wounds to heal.

So darling, please, with this breakup, put it all away. Give it some time. Maybe you will truly be friends later on. But not today. Definitely not today. Give yourself some room to breathe and remember that you WILL come out on top.

You always do. You always, always do.

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As I Get Older, I Care Less And Less About My Birthday

It doesn't hold the same meaning as it did when I was younger.


Every year people celebrate their birthday. It's an exciting day for most as you get some gifts and cake and spend it with friends and family. I used to love my birthday. I loved that on that one day, the spotlight was on me. People had to care about me. As I've gotten older though, I found myself caring less and less about my birthday. It's not a day I get excited about.

I've always had a love/hate relationship with my birthday anyway, given that it's on Valentine's Day. So I've always had to share my birthday with all that love and people wanting to spend it with their partner. I believe that the dislike side has grown as well because as I get older and my friends get older, they are all finding someone to be with or starting a family. Therefore, they have someone they want to spend the day with. They want to celebrate with them, not me. I've always had to battle Valentine's Day.

I believe that once you've hit a lot of major milestone birthdays (i.e first, 16th, 18th, 21st) there isn't much to look forward to. It's just another year added to your life.

You realize more and more that you're just getting older.

I'm generally a simple person as well. I don't want a huge party, I don't want fancy gifts, and I really hate people singing to me. I like having the attention, but hate it at the same time. It's a weird feeling to explain. You want to be loved, but don't want it all at once. I don't want all eyes on me.

Of course, there will always be certain parts of my birthday that I really like and do look forward to. My mom gets me the heart-shaped donuts from Dunkin' every year on my birthday. She never forgets because I don't give her the chance to. I always remind her. I do like the fact that I can ask for something, and more often than not get it because it's my birthday.

I don't mean like big gifts either. I mean that I can ask that we have what I want for dinner. That I can ask my mom to spend some one on one time with me. Simple things that I don't usually get.

I don't hate my birthday, I just don't feel as much excitement as I did growing up. It's just another day of the year.

There's just too much effort you have to put into your birthday as you grow older as well. You usually have to plan something yourself, which I don't want to do. I have no idea what I'm supposed to do because I don't want a party and there isn't anything special I ever wish to do. Even if I did want to plan a party inviting people would be a nightmare and trying to make it work for different people is a hassle.

I just think that as you get older, birthday's just aren't worth the trouble.

So, I've accepted the fact that I just don't care. I will enjoy the little things about it, but I won't make a big fuss. It's just another day.

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