It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also one of the most popular times of the year to get engaged. According the TheKnot.com, a survey of 20,000 newlyweds revealed 39 percent of proposals took place between November and February with the highest percentage occurring in December…a little more than 2 months away.
If you become engaged to be married this holiday season, consider one of these 4, fun and creative ways to share the happy news with friends and family.
“‘Twas the night before Christmas…”
If you or your fiance has a way with words, announce your engagement with the famous “Night Before Christmas” poem, only with your own personalized twist. Make the poem your own by weaving your engagement story into the familiar rhyming structure:
‘Twas the night before Christmas and you can imagine my surprise,
When my boyfriend knelt down with tears in his eyes.
He said, “Sweetie I love you more than I can say,
I’ve got something to ask you today.
If your creative juices need a kick start, a quick Internet search will turn up examples of what other couples have done. If neither you nor your intended is much of a wordsmith, enlist the help of a trustworthy friend to help craft your special edition poem.
Show Everyone Your Love is in the Cards
Kill two birds with one stone and design a Christmas card that also announces your engagement. Customizing a “Year in Review” style of card is an ideal way to incorporate a “How We Met” style engagement card into your annual holiday greetings. Include highlights of your relationship such as where and when you first met or who introduced you, as well as where your first date took place and how long you’ve been together before getting engaged.
Alternatively, a holiday card would also be a fantastic showcase for your personalized “Night Before Christmas” poem.
Throw an Unforgettable Holiday Party…
Make this year’s holiday bash one for the books by making it a surprise engagement party. You’re already hosting a party and your closest family and friends will be there, so it’s the perfect opportunity to tell everyone about your impending nuptials.
Wedding planner Michelle McDermott suggests asking guests to bring a decoration for your Christmas tree. That way, you’ll have special mementos of your engagement party for your first Christmas tree as a married couple. Another option is to include a request for ornaments in your wedding invitation. No matter what time of year you’re getting married, the ornaments you receive at your reception will make your first holidays together even more meaningful.
Christmas is Good, Christmas is Nifty, Give Your Announcement in the Form of a Gifty!
This is one gift you can be sure won’t be returned. Wrap framed copies of your engagement photo and announcement, and give them as gifts. No formal engagement photo? No worries. A snapshot with you flaunting your ring is a playful alternative.
If you’re throwing a surprise holiday/engagement party, this gag gift makes for a festive reveal. If you happen to be attending a separate gift exchange instead, just be sure to have your “real” gifts on hand as well.
Do you have a fun holiday engagement story to share? Please tell you story in the comments.
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