There’s no question that the holidays make for a great time to propose. Long vacations, gorgeous falling snow, family gatherings and warm fireplace chats all make for a dreamy setting that’s just right for romance. In case you’re still looking for ideas, we put together a list of some of our favorite holiday proposals.
1. A surprise photoshoot
Planning to take some cute photos for your holiday cards? Take advantage of the photographer on-hand and snap your proposal instead. This one works best if you start the photoshoot off in a normal fashion, then get on one knee in between frames. Not only is it guaranteed to surprise your sweetheart, but you’ll have gorgeous photos to capture the moment forever.
2. Write it in the snow
For something simple and sweet, spell out “Will you marry me?” in the snow while your partner is busy, then lead them outdoors for a special surprise. Of course, this only works if you’re having a white Christmas.
3. Make it personal
One of the best parts of the holidays is seeing family and friends that you may not have seen in a while and revisiting old haunts that might otherwise be far away. Take advantage of these meaningful places by proposing at their old home, the location of your first date or another significant spot.
4. Wrapped with bow
While it’s not completely unique, wrapping the engagement ring in a gift box with a big bow and sliding it under the tree is always a good option for a holiday proposal. There’s nothing like watching the joy reach your loved one’s eyes as they unwrap the present of forever love.
5. A sweet serenade
If you and your sweetheart are music lovers, planning a carol proposal might just be the way to go. You can hire carolers to knock on the door and end their song with the big question, or you can write your own song and get into the holiday spirit by singing it to them yourself.
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