Christmas and New Years Eve have become traditional times for engagements. According to Facebook, there's no other time during the year where statuses are changed to “engaged” as often as around these holidays. And although many of our traditions around the holiday season will need to be adjusted to meet COVID restrictions this year, there’s no good reason not to get engaged.
Expressing our feelings and sharing love is more important now than ever. Our longing for togetherness and human closeness make the holiday season the perfect time for a proposal! But when exactly? Under normal circumstances, a proposal under the Christmas tree on December 24th might get lost in all the hustle and bustle of the family. But since everything is different this year, December 24th could be the perfect time to get down on one knee. And what better comfort for a spoiled COVID Christmas than a über-romantic marriage proposal? So dress up, decorate your living room and treat yourself to a particularly large Christmas tree. The whole family will enjoy the news of your engagement.
A marriage proposal on New Year's Eve is also very popular, the perfect start to the new year, so to speak. If you can't wait until midnight, you can of course propose before or after that romantic dinner you have planned. A NYE engagement means that there will always be a party to celebrate the anniversary of your engagement - you can celebrate with the whole world and with fireworks!
If you intend to propose with a ring it’s important to be prepared. Visit the jewelers as soon as you can, that way the jeweler will have plenty of time for any resizing that needs to be done. You can even ask them to put it away for safekeeping until you are ready to bring it home and pop the question.
It’s clear why this time of year has become a traditional time for engagements. Christmas is essentially a celebration of love and NYE is all about starting something new. So if your relationship has come through 2020 stronger than ever and it’s time to take the next step, take advantage of the festive surrounds, embrace the romance and season of renewal and go ahead and put a ring on it - you won’t regret it.