5 Ways to Propose at Christmas

Adrienne Warber
Proposing at Christmas

If you are looking for creative holiday proposal ideas, consider these 5 ways to propose at Christmas. The most celebrated holiday is also an incredibly romantic time for a marriage proposal because of the religious and familial meanings behind Christmas. Let your beloved know that you want to spend the rest of your lives together with a Christmas proposal.

5 Ways to Propose at Christmas

The holiday cheer of the festive Christmas season brings family and friends together for many special gatherings and mediations on the special holiday. As you and your beloved feel the warmth and joy of the season, grab some mistletoe and surprise her with a romantic marriage proposal. Here are 5 ways to propose at Christmas that will make her happy:

1. Christmas Gift Proposal

The Christmas gift proposal is a traditional way to pop the question during the holiday. The proposal involves presenting the engagement ring as a Christmas present. Some people prefer to hide the engagement ring inside another gift or inside a larger wrapped box so that she doesn't expect it. Variations of this include: Place the ring box inside of a larger box. Some people place the ring in several boxes of varying size. As she unwraps each box, she is led to a smaller box, until she reaches the ring box.

Put the ring box in the bottom of a Christmas stocking, under other gifts. Arrange the other gifts around the box so that she won't feel the ring box when she picks up the stocking. She will be completely surprised by the time she reaches the bottom of the stocking and finds the ring. Some people even take the ring out of the box so that the box isn't detectable before unwrapping the other gifts.

Hiding the ring box in a visible spot on the Christmas tree so that she comes across it on Christmas morning. After she finds it, you propose.

This proposal can be done privately between the couple or in front of close family and friends.

2: Family Gathering Proposal

Since Christmas is a family holiday, you may want to include close relatives in the marriage proposal. This is especially a good idea if both you and your girlfriend have children, who may like to be involved in the proposal. Inviting your children to be present during the proposal makes them feel a part of the new family. Younger couples sometimes like to have at least one set of parents present for these types of proposals. A boyfriend might pop the question to his girlfriend in front of his parents and siblings as a way of inviting her to be a part of his entire family. This can be quite moving, especially when the girlfriend is close to the boyfriend's family.

3. Christmas Proposal Poem

Consider proposing with a poem to express your love in beautiful language. Write an original marriage proposal poem or find a pre-written one from many free online sources and adapt it to your needs. You can tie the proposal poem into the Christmas theme, highlighting the special significance of getting engaged during the holiday. Recite or read the poem to your sweetheart, or present it as a gift. If you present the proposal poem as a gift, make it into a keepsake. For example, put it on decorative paper like a scrapbook page, engrave it on a silver picture frame that holds a photo of the two of you, or write it on a beautiful card. If the poem is short you may want to consider having it placed on a custom-made Christmas ornament as a precious holiday keepsake.

4. Christmas Gift Treasure Hunt

She may only be expecting a fabulous gift when you hold a Christmas treasure hunt. Hide many fun and meaningful little gifts that lead up to her big gift - the ring. Each gift should relate to the theme of how great you two are together. Include keepsakes about your fun times together, her favorite things as well as items she requested for Christmas. Make the treasure hunt fun with a lot of clues that stay in the theme of how well you know and love her, and what a great life you two have together.

5. Christmas Ornament Proposal

Create a special Christmas ornament for your marriage proposal. The ornament can be engraved simply with the words, "Will you marry me?" Or you can have an ornament made with the words of your choice that ask the question. You can also use an ornament with special significance to her or a family member that assists with the proposal. For example, you might begin your proposal by presenting her with the first ornament that your parents put on their first Christmas tree as a married couple. As you propose marriage, mention that you hope that the two of you will hang the ornament on your own tree soon.

Christmas Proposal Advice

Christmas is a romantic time to get engaged. Just remember that the proposal is really about the two of you and the life you hope to have together. Tailor the proposal to your girlfriend's personality. For example, if your girlfriend is a private person, a family gathering proposal is not ideal. Think about the love the two of you share and what would make her happiest, and you will make the marriage proposal a special moment you both remember forever.

5 Ways to Propose at Christmas