While Valentine is often considered the most ideal time to pop the question, it’s mainly around Christmas time most men like to get on one knee. No better moment to conjure a ring than during the Holiday season. It’s clear nothing can top the sound of wedding bells under the mistletoe, because last year, no more than one fifth of all wedding proposals has been made around Christmas. Not completely out of place since family and friends are not far off to raise the glass and toast on a beautiful future. No need to say that an unforgettable proposal is the perfect and most festive way to hit off 2019!
But how to set up a Christmas proposal? Do you see yourself getting on one knee surrounded by family and friends or do you prefer an intimate proposal with just the two of you? And -even more importantly- which engagement ring do you pick? To make sure you’re all set, we gladly list some tips to create the proposal of your and her dreams.
Christmas and presents are both inseparable. So why don’t you leave a surprise under the Christmas tree? Put the box with the engagement ring in a different box, that box in a bigger box and so on. We bet your girlfriend won’t expect to find an engagement ring in the very last box. Do you want to blow her away completely? Leave the last box empty and get on one knee when you notice her confused look. Is your girlfriend a little suspicious? Just leave her hanging a bit longer and hide your gift under the Christmas tree the next day with the message that Santa might have forgotten something.
Under the mistletoe
One of the most romantic clichés during the Holiday season: a proposal under the mistletoe. There’s no Holiday movie without one. So why don’t you make your girlfriend’s romcom dreams come true? Hang the mistletoe over your doorway, wait patiently until she gets home from work and surprise her with an unforgettable proposal under the mistletoe.
Decorate the tree
Decorating the Christmas tree together on a rainy Sunday afternoon with some classic Christmas jingles in the background: it is the ideal moment for an intimate proposal with just the two of you. Hang the engagement ring on top of the Christmas tree where you’re girlfriend has to plant the Christmas peak. Or give her, when almost finished with the decorating job, a Christmas ornament made of glass with the ring inside. The look in her eyes will be priceless when she discovers what’s inside of the bauble.
Make your own advent calendar
Are you Mr. Fix-it or a creative DIYer who loves a little project? Go ahead and make your girlfriend a personalized advent calendar. Hide a sweet note, romantic picture of beautiful memory behind every door. Behind the last door, she will find an engagement ring.
At the ice rink or on the slopes
Paying a visit to a nearby Christmas market on a sunny afternoon and trying your best moves on the ice rink? Skate your troubles away, enjoy some hot chocolate milk or mulled wine and get on one knee. Are you celebrating the Holidays on the slopes? There is no question that the breathtaking mountain views from you hotel ask for a romantic proposal.
While the cat’s away, you decorate the house with lights and garlands. It may take you a few hours, but it can’t be crazy or big enough. Spell the proposal, for instance, with lights in the garden. Ask your girlfriend to put on the garden lights when she gets home in the dark and wait impatiently for her answer.
From old to new
Not convinced that a Christmas proposal is the way to go? Maybe New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion for you. Ask her the question when counting down to the new year on a party with family and friends and let everyone witness your love. Or ask her romantically when the clock strikes midnight, while you are watching the firework together.
Have a married Christmas and a happy new year!