Although the holiday spirit is all around us during this time of year, it can be difficult for some busy online store owners to break away from the stress of selling to partake in the festivities. To help get you and your business in the festive spirit, here are our favorite ways to start the season off right:

Play Your Favorite Holiday Tunes

What better way to get yourself and your business in the holiday spirit than with a few festive tunes? Whether you prefer a local radio station or choose to make your own playlist, this is a great way to add some joy and fun into your end-of-year days. Here are a few of our favorite playlists on Spotify:

Bake Yummy, Festive Treats

One of the best things about the holiday season is the ability to eat all of your favorite foods, without the guilt. And what better way to show your friends and family that you care than by sharing a delicious, home-baked dish? With plenty of simple and tasty options, this is an easy and fun way to spend your time off. Here are a few of our favorite holiday recipes:

Sit by the Fire & Sip a Hot Beverage

The cold weather means more time to take advantage of sweaters, slippers and all things cozy. If you have a fireplace, take advantage of it! Make yourself a hot, delicious (and possibly, alcoholic!) cup of cocoa, grab your favorite book, and enjoy the great indoors. Don’t have a fireplace? Not to fear! We’ve you covered with this incredible, virtual fireplace.

Watch the Holiday Classics

Here at Volusion, one of our favorite things about this time of year is the holiday-themed TV and movies to be shared with friends and family. Whether you are addicted to The Office, or want to watch The Santa Clause for the fourteenth time, replaying your favorite festive episode or movie is a great way to start the season off right.

Although online business owners tend to be busier than most during the holiday season, it’s still important to take a break and appreciate the simple things. So, put your feet up, spend some time with friends and family and welcome the end of 2015 in style.