4 Secrets for a Happier Holiday

November 19, 2013

Whether you’ll be trimming a tree, hosting a massive Festivus, celebrating with 12 days of gifts or any other tradition to make the most of the winter holidays, here’s a little secret—you can make it better. And it’s not going to take much to start sowing the seeds of good tidings. In the spirit of the season, here are four easy ways to be happier, healthier and spread joy in Lehi.


1. Put your health first

It’s easy to wait until January first (or second) to start trudging into the gym, pinning up photos of celebrity inspirational bodies or ditching that sweetened coffee for tea. An easier way to ring in the New Year with better health is to take care of your annual dental checkup. Maybe your deductible for the year has been met or you need to make the most of that cafeteria plan. December is the perfect time to tick oral healthcare off your to do list so that Santa can tick you off his “nice” list.

2. Simply give

‘Tis the season, but maybe you just can’t squeeze in a shift at the shelter this year. Why not add a little something extra to your regular holiday shopping and pick up a toy for Toys for Tots? Giving to kids who could use a little something in their stocking doesn’t just spread joy around Lehi, it also scores you some great karma points. Are you a multi-tasker? Smile Ranch Orthodontics is even hosting a Toys for Tots Drive and Santa Meet and Greet on December 7 from 9am-11am at the Lehi location, so you can get your checkup and bring your unwrapped toy in one fell swoop. We’ll happily collect gifts for the drive at our Salt Lake City location as well!

3. Speaking of the jolly guy…

You’ve braved the massive department store Santa lines enough times. You even came up with some crazy excuses as to why Santa’s beard has something left to be desired. Bring the little ones to meet Santa in a more intimate setting where they’ll have plenty of time to share what’s on their wish list. Plus, they’ll get in a bonus round of showing Santa just how nice they can be by donating at the toy drive.

4. Getting ahead of the game

The holidays have a tendency to sneak up on people, which can lead to oversights, stress and basically a little less magical of a season. Take care of things early and you’ll have more time to relax and actually enjoy the festivities. After all, what good is that homemade eggnog or epic snowman building competition if you’re stressed out about snagging that perfect Santa photo or last minute dental cleaning?

No matter what the season has in store for you, whether it’s some Griswold-tinged debauchery or a quiet year staying at home, it’s the little things that can make the upcoming weeks a little more enjoyable. Just like that dash of cinnamon on top of your cocoa or the lighting of a new spruce-scented candle, it doesn’t take much to make this a season to remember.

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