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Jingle your neighbors. If you want to feel the holiday spirit, give some gifts. If you want to feel it more, make some noise. Decorate a bag full of goodies (like the cookie recipes or peppermint soap in this article), deliver them to a neighbor’s door, shake those jingle bells you brought with you and run.
Bring back greeting cards. Or, if you dare, resurrect the holiday letter! It’s an opportunity to let your loved ones know that you survived an unprecedented year. For locally sourced cards, Bay View Printing Co. offers classic and modern prints made on their antique press. (bayviewprintingco.com)
VOTE FOR MILWAUKEE’S BEST BEER!
What’s Brew City’s best? We’ve picked 16 of our favorite Milwaukee craft beers for a March Madness-style tournament, but it’s up to you to pick the winner! Will it be bright and hoppy? Dark and malty? A zippy lager? Every one is worthy of the title; who will claim the sudsy crown?
Host a virtual tree lighting ceremony. You put a lot of time and effort into decorating your home for the holidays, and you want people to see it. This year, show off via Zoom. Each guest takes a turn lighting up their décor and leading a virtual tour. Don your favorite ugly sweater and let the festivities begin!
Indulge in 12 days of Christmas Cocktails and Mocktails. Sing it with me: On the first day of Christmas, the drink I made for me was a pear-infused gin martini. Plan for 12 days of delicious drinks with plays on this song that you won’t get out of your head any time soon. Use our Easy Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail to knock one drink off your list of 12.