I’m big on giving books as gifts all year round, but especially for Christmas. Coloring books are a godsend. They have the ability to put us in a quiet state so we can relax and recuperate. Saying the last few years were stressful is an understatement. Many suffered great losses, depression, anxiety, sadness, pressure, tension, and day-to-day strain. So self-care is important. Taking the time to nurture our emotional health and well-being will play a huge role in keeping us happy and joyful with a positive disposition. One way to do that is to tap into our creative side. We can learn or revisit a craft or embrace the gentle, relaxing therapy of coloring. Festive coloring books are a fun way to welcome the holiday season while escaping the triggers and stressors of daily life. There are lots of holiday-inspired adult coloring books on the market that will lift your spirits, like the Holly Jolly Christmas Coloring Book.
The Holly Jolly Christmas Coloring Book is filled with festive illustrations that warm the heart and cheer the soul. One side of the page features a festive image, while the opposite page shares quotes from the author’s holiday novels and some holiday recipes like the Candy Cane Layer Cake and others. From festive Christmas trees to winter landscapes to kids making snow angels to baking a big dish of cookies to mantles with ornate holiday stockings to families ice skating, all the images will add some comfort and joy to your day. The back of the book has some postcards and gift tags that you can color in and use during the holiday season.
Coloring has a way of bringing peace and tranquility to your life on every level. It brings some balance to your heart, mind, body and soul so you feel recharged and refreshed. It allows us to find our zen space and be in a state of mindfulness and quietude so the painful parts of our soul can heal any time of year.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.