'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you gooooo...'
It seems the festive holidays are firmly in swing, as Christmassy TV ads (the Coca-Cola one being my most favourite) are in full swing, as we near Christmas day in just over a month away!
But what makes this holiday extra special for us 'beardos'? here are a few things that usually add to the jolly season for the bearded kind, so let's begin today's topic, which is titled - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Beard-mas!
EVERYONE THINKS YOU SHOULD BE THE NEXT SANTA CLAUS!
The joke I hear the most around Christmas time is 'Hey, are you growing your beard to replace Santa this year?'
Whilst I often humor this sentence with something equally as witty, like 'I sure do have the belly for it!' or 'Ho! Ho! NO!' it always seems to return to the surface each year.
It has to be said, that everyone's favourite parcel courier, Old Saint Nick certainly has an impressive face full of white manly whiskers, I don't fancy stepping into his boots, as let's be honest, I imagine they might be rather tough to fill.
BEARD BAUBLES ARE A REAL THING, AND ARE RATHER FUN TOO!
Every year I try and up my 'festive beard game' with a little help from my wife and three children. We usually pick up some smaller sized Christmas tree baubles and a tin or two of glitter spray to really get into the festivities.
Thankfully this year I won't have to go on the search for the right sized dangly balls, (beard baubles, keep it PG!) as suppliers are now making them with your beard in mind, smartly titled 'beard-baubles'.
Don't get fleeced online though, as I see some of them are rather pricey, so you could still pick up smaller tree baubles, which do work equally as well.
CHRISTMAS FAIRY LIGHTS FOR YOUR BEARD ARE ALSO A THING!
If you wanted to go 'full Christmas Tree' with your face fluff this year you can now purchase beard Christmas lights, but how can this be? I hear you ask, well they are powered by batteries which can be hidden either in a top pocket compartment or if your facial hair is big and bushy enough will work as the perfect hideaway.
Not only do they look hilarious, topped off with beard baubles your face will soon resemble a Christmas Tree, but just yours is also portable, being attached to your face and all.
They come to a wide variety of colours, and some even play little Christmas jingles to really annoy the life out of those unfortunate enough to be in ear-sight of our festive face whiskers. So the colour scheme is your choice, but that annoying Xmas jingle, not so much.
CHUCK IN SOME GLITTER AND TINSEL FOR GOOD MEASURE!
Now to really finish things off nicely you should consider purchasing some snow spray, or maybe a tin of that 'glitter in a can' that everyone goes a touch too crazy with each year.
Just be warned that it can prove rather tricky to wash out your facial hair once it's in there, take it from me, I was washing glitter away for weeks afterward, and well into the new year.
So, spray with caution would be my strongest advice here. Also make sure whatever you try to use is safe on human skin, as many of these products are designed for decoration purposes only, and not for the safeguard use in your beard. As the last thing you'd want is to wake Christmas morning to find your beard greets you on your pillow.
So, that sees today's blog come to an ever so sweet close for now. As always we fully encourage you to leave us a penny for your thoughts in the comments section provided below.
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