The first holiday season as newlyweds can be exciting! It’s your first time being able to send out cards with your joint name, you get to buy each other gifts as a legally bound couple for the first time, and right around the corner is the New Year’s kiss that marks the beginning of your first full year as a married couple.
Of course, all that exciting stuff doesn’t mean this season is without its struggles. As a newly married couple, you are just now figuring out how to navigate your newly joined families and all the expectations they may have. When it comes to preparing the home and making an inviting environment for the holidays, there’s a chance you don’t see every single detail eye to eye as partners. Finally, you have to be careful with what you put on your couple’s wish list… especially if friends and family recently doled out big bucks on wedding gifts.
Read more for our guide for safely navigating the first holiday season you spend together as newlyweds.