These Are Meghan Markle’s Top Christmas Tips For Celebrating the Holiday Season

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be spending Christmas with Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, this year instead of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are notoriously private, so we most likely will not know what goes on during their holiday celebrations.

However, back when Markle was still an actress, she did share with fans some information on what she often did during the holidays. There’s a good chance that she will try to do some of these things this Christmas.

So, if you are looking for ideas on how to celebrate the holidays as Duchess Meghan would then read on below to learn about some of her top tips.

Meghan Markle puts a twist on Christmas decorations

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at a roundtable discussion on gender equality.
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In a 2015 interview with Grazia, Markle shared that she decorates her home on Christmas as many people would. However, tries to decorate in ways that are a bit different from the usual traditions.

For example, she suggested taking garland or magnolia branches and use them to adorn various items around the house that usually do not get decorated. Markle said: “Traditionally garland or magnolia branches are used to adorn a stairwell banister or mantle. Take this concept and trim the outline of a mirror or beautiful piece of artwork that is centrally located in your entry hallway or living room.”

For dinner parties, Markle also revealed that she loves to buy silver trays, platters, and nut bowls from flea markets and Etsy. They would give her gatherings a “formal” feel without her having to spend a lot of money.

When it comes to decorating tabletops for a holiday meal, Markle switches out flower vases with mint julep cups and Moscow mule mugs. Additionally, she likes using all white tablecloths and napkins to give the meal an elegant vibe.

Meghan Markle tries to get her friends and family involved

Markle also shared that friends and family can get involved in preparations for a holiday dinner. Instead of one person cooking for everybody, she suggested having a potluck and arranging the food like a buffet.

“Have each of your friends bring a dish or cook together in the kitchen,” Markle said. “If you do not have a proper set-up, use your dining room table or kitchen counter as a buffet.”

Meghan Markle encourages sustainability during the holiday season

Like her husband, Prince Harry, Markle has been trying her hardest to help save the environment for a long time now. In fact, she once had a post on her now-defunct blog, The Tig, about how to celebrate the holidays in a sustainable way.

In the blog post, she shared tips on how to not waste food and save money. First off, Markle shared with readers that shopping for holiday meals at the farmers market or signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program can be a great way to eat organic, healthy food.

She also asked readers to think about reducing carbon emission by planning out one’s grocery list beforehand and avoiding multiple trips to the grocery store.

Markle wrote: “Two huge problems with not planning your meals is that you end up throwing away food, and you spend too much time making grocery trips. Huddle and save. Streamline your meals (even if they aren’t exact) and make as few trips as possible. You’re saving money, time, and the planet.”

Finally, for those who plan on eating out, Markle encouraged fans to support local businesses instead of going for popular chain restaurants.

“Always buy local when you can so your money goes back into the community,” Markle said. “Corporate CEOs likely aren’t spending their paychecks in your hometown.”