Color Me Christmas
Color Me Christmas is our adaptation of the popular adult coloring trend and the fun of children’s coloring.
We love to color. It’s not a new hobby for either one of us! We’ve been coloring since we were children, and we never stopped! The new adult trend uses colored pencils and assorted books, which we include in this large, unique gift basket. Then we add other “adult” things like crossword puzzle books, word seek or Sudoku, and the mechanical pencils.
For children we have the fun of choosing great Christmas coloring books and adding crayons. Then we add age-appropriate puzzles or toys.
Every major news outlet from CNN to CBS News is reporting about the adult coloring phenomenon. What once was an activity that kept so many of us entertained as children, is now resurfacing as a trend adults are coming to love. Therapeutic elements parents sought to keep their children calm or entertained before dinner, are now being applied to adults, to help distract them from the daily pressures of life.
That said, here are the top 7 benefits of coloring for adults:
- Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state
- Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered
- Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity
- Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness
- Unplugging from technology promotes creation over consumption
- Coloring can be done by anyone, not just artists or creative types
- It’s a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go
The beauty about coloring is that there is no skill level that must be acquired before you are considered an expert. By the time we reach adulthood, it’s safe to say a majority of us have accomplished coloring in between the lines.
Even if you have never picked up a colored pencil in your life and completed a coloring page, it can still be pleasurable because you have nothing to lose. Dr. Bea mentions in the Cleveland Clinic Magazine that “it is hard to screw up coloring, and, even if you do, there is no real consequence. As result, adult coloring can be a wonderful lark, rather than an arduous test of our capacities.”
In addition to this, most colorists have expressed seeing a finished product as one of the reasons they love coloring. Completing a coloring page whether you are new to the hobby or have been coloring since childhood, provides a sense of accomplishment. The instant gratification we feel continues our wave of positivity, which elicits more happy feelings.
In this great gift basket we will also add cookies! A local bakery supplies us with an assortment of cookies, so we never know what’s going to be fresh out of their oven! Usually it’s chocolate chip, peanut butter, M&Ms, or sugar cookies, and at Christmastime we’re fortunate to be able to add their unique and tasty holiday creations! Then there are the “presents” which we will wrap in Christmas paper. These vary depending on the age of the recipient, and you’re going to trust us (since we’ve been doing this for many years) that we’ll pick great gifts for you!
Then there’s the Christmas Doll! We have a great selection from which we will choose, from Santa to Mrs. Clause, from snowmen to snow women, and more! We’ll pick one that will top this great gift basket and WHOLA…
A Color Me Christmas gift basket that guarantees a WOW!
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