Firstly, if you’re newly engaged this Christmas, congratulations! If you have an idea that your loved one could be asking the all-important question this year and you need a little inspiration, look no further.
Leading jewellery retailer Angelic Diamonds have found that the festive period is the most popular time of year to get engaged. Data shows that Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day are the top choices, with a third of engagements occurring during this time period. So, how should you announce your news to family and friends over the festive break?
1. Personalised Christmas Baubles
If you’re a creative type, you’ll love the idea of decorating your very own engagement Christmas bauble. There are plenty of personalised bauble services, where you can design yours and your fiancé’s name and the date of engagement onto the decoration. There are a few ideas you can take with this. You could create a few of these baubles and send them wrapped as gifts to those closest to you who you’d want to tell first. Did you know that around a third of newly-engaged couples announce their proposal on social media before telling their family? If you can hold off announcing to the world, why not share this information with those who matter first? After all, it’s Christmas!
You could even design a bauble for your Christmas tree and leave it until your guests notice! That’ll be a fun and exciting way to catch your friends and family off guard. This idea leaves you with a memento of the special occasion that you can hang on your tree every year.
2. Christmas Games
One of the most unique ways to announce the big news is through a Christmas themed game. Make sure to invite both of your families over for Christmas and play a game of charades. Act out the concept of being engaged and wait for your family and friends to put the pieces together. This is bound to get everyone excited and emotional as they realise what you’re acting! If charades don’t take your fancy, how about a game of Pictionary?
3. Romantic Candy Canes
Personalised proposal announcements are a recurring theme on this list. But when it comes to engagement announcements, you need both of your names on everything! Personalised candy canes are a unique way to share your news — custom print the tag label and hand them out to friends and family. Or again, have a dish of them in your house and wait for those guests with a sweet tooth to notice. Again, keep some for memories that you can hang up every year.
4. Festive Social Media Post
Perhaps you would rather announce your engagement in a more simple way that doesn’t involve too much fuss from your family members. Or maybe you simply cannot wait and want to rake those Facebook and Instagram likes in. Either way, light up your social media post with some Christmas spirit.
Take a festive selfie of you and your partner in front of the Christmas tree – making sure your engagement ring is front and centre. Make the background feel Christmassy too — stand at your Christmas tree or your front door with a wreath hanging in the background. Or if you’re lucky enough that it snows, get out in nature to capture the perfect picture.
5. Christmas Card Announcement
You could also announce your engagement through a Christmas card. You could take the mistletoe social media idea or create your own and print the picture onto Christmas cards. Inside, sign off the card as “love from future Mr and Mrs _____”.
Before you send any cards out though, be sure to only include the people that you would want attending your wedding to avoid any future awkwardness!
Christmas is a special time for family and is the perfect time to announce two families becoming one! Do it in a way so everyone will remember the special news.