One of the best things about RVing is that you don’t have to worry about planning your travel schedule around airlines, luggage, and the whims of weather. Basically, you get freedom. Many families decide to take their RV on the road to visit family during the holidays. And while this great, lots of those families decide that leaving home means missing out on Christmas decor… until now. Decorating your RV for Christmas is a great way to show off your personality, enjoy the season, and spread cheer to those who share the road and campground with you.
All The Lights
Using Christmas lights to jazz up your RV is a great way to get people’s attention. Many lights are available with backup battery packs, so you can even have your lights going while you’re driving. Try to find a light pack that also includes a timer, so you don’t have to both pulling over to turn everything on.
And, once you get to the RV park or wherever you’ll have electric hookup, you’ll want to plug the lights in so you aren’t wasting battery power.
We always recommend wrapping any awnings, windows, ladders, and non-doorways with lights for maximum effect.
Baking might not feel like decorating, but it’s a great way to be productive while traveling, make use of your RV kitchen, and create homemade treats to share with friends and family. If you want baked goods that can also be used as decor, try baking and decorating some gingerbread cookies. They’re hearty and tend to keep a long time. Just remember to remove all baked goods from your RV before you put away for storage. You don’t want to attract mice.
Easy Gingerbread Cookies – From Allrecipes.com
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons McCormick(R) Ginger, Ground
- 1 teaspoon McCormick(R) Cinnamon, Ground
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon McCormick(R) Nutmeg, Ground
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon McCormick(R) Pure Vanilla Extract
- Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg and vanilla;mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies as desired. Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.
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