‘Tis the season to be jolly, even if you’re behind the wheel of a big rig! While spending the holidays on the road might not be everyone’s idea of festive fun, professional drivers can still bring some holiday cheer to their journeys. Here are some creative ways for you to make your time on the road merry and bright this holiday season.
Deck the Cab
Start by transforming your truck’s cab into a winter wonderland on wheels! Consider adding battery-operated string lights, hanging ornaments, and even a small, artificial Christmas tree. For that fresh pine scent that is nostalgic of Christmas past, pop up a balsam air freshener! It’s amazing how a few decorations can turn your cab into a cozy holiday retreat and really get you into the warm holiday spirit.
Tune in to Holiday Music
Create a playlist of your favorite holiday tunes to keep the spirit alive. Whether it’s classic carols, merry pop hits, or holiday jazz, music can make the miles seem shorter and the journey more enjoyable. Some truck drivers even opt to tune into a holiday-themed podcast to get them in a celebratory mindset. “Merry Little Podcast” digs into the interesting origins of holiday traditions, while “Tis the Podcast” discusses some of the iconic Christmas movies and music that have been deemed cult classics.
Take the Celebrations with You
Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean you have to miss out on family celebrations. In 2023, it has never been so easy to set up a Zoom or Facetime call with your loved ones and participate in all the holiday celebrations virtually. One of the most challenging parts about being on the road for the holidays is missing out on traditions — seeing familiar faces and participating in virtual celebrations can really lift your spirits!
Bring out the Santa hats, reindeer antlers, or “ugly” sweaters to add a touch of holiday flair to your attire. It might bring a smile to your face and the faces of fellow travelers as they spot your cheerful get-up on the road.
The holiday season is all about giving, and that certainly doesn’t mean excluding yourself from receiving gifts! Treat yourself to small, portable gifts that can make your time on the road more enjoyable. This could be a new audiobook, a cozy blanket, or anything that you’ve had your eye on throughout the year. Unwrapping a small present can bring a sense of celebration to your journey.
Explore Holiday Recipes
Get creative with your meals by incorporating tasty recipes. Pack some holiday-themed snacks or try cooking simple holiday meals in your truck. If you have a favorite meal or yummy treat made by a loved one, consider seeing if they can whip up a batch before you hit the road. Having comfort foods with you can go a long way in elevating your spirits, and it’s a delicious way to embrace the holiday season and break away from routine truck stop fare.
The holiday season is a time for joy, even on the open road. So, rev up those engines and roll into the holidays with cheer, knowing that you’re bringing a touch of magic to every mile. For a gift that keeps on giving, connect with Freymiller and learn more about our driving opportunities! Safe travels and happy holidays!