‘Tis the season for giving and there are few things better than 24 days of cannabis.
And what better way to keep things festive than with a cannabis Christmas calendar complete with 24 days of treats to keep the advent season merry and stress free? Making your own cannabis Christmas calendar is a fun and easy. The theme and decorations are up to you, but here are a few ideas to get your started.
Traditional advent calendars have small numbered boxes that open from the outside, but a do-it-yourself cannabis Christmas calendar can have any sort of container you want. Some people choose to wrap their goodies like presents to be opened every morning. Others use take-out Chinese boxes, small buckets, or tiny bags tied up and numbered. The most important part is that your packaging system fit your goodies.
How to Make a Cannabis Christmas Calendar
And make no mistake, goodies are the most important part. Here are some ideas of what you can house within your cannabis Christmas calendar containers. Several of these goodies you can make yourself or buy from a trusted retailer. And most of these items can be purchased anywhere. If you’re not in a legal state, create an all-CBD cannabis Christmas calendar for your loved ones that’s every bit as special and nearly as helpful as full cannabis.
- Home-baked Christmas treats, made with a little cannabutter
- A little vial of CBD oil, peppermint flavored
- Cannabis hot chocolate
- A cannabis vape pen
- Cannabis cereal bars
- CBD or cannabis-infused gummy bears
- A pinch of cannabis flower to smoke (be sure to pick a relaxing strain!)
- Topical CBD creams
- THC wax or shatter
- Oatmeal granola fruity nut bites
- Hemp toilet paper (a sense of humor may be required)
- A glass pipe
- Home-made THC pills
- Cannabis Chapstick
- Homemade cannabis cookies
- Cannabis-infused Louisiana hot sauce
When Do You Open A Cannabis Christmas Calendar?
Once you’ve selected your packaging and goodies, it’s time to perfect the presentation.
Traditionally, advent calendars are designed to pique interest. The goodies are obscured in packaging, but not out of sight. You’ll want to gather up all the goodies to display at once, building a sense of excitement of what’s in store.
It’s also a good idea to build a tradition around the cannabis Christmas calendar. Maybe this is something you and your partner do every night, beginning Dec. 1 and going through Christmas Eve. Or it could be something that you open each morning over breakfast. Pick a time that works for you and your family or friends, and stick with it! Building traditions is a great way to preserve memories and build special connections with the people you love.
Selecting the Right Strains
If you really want to go the extra mile, put careful thought into when the goodies are dispensed. Most people label their calendars with the numbers 1-24 with the expectation that the No. 1 is opened the first day and so on.
If that’s the case, you can coordinate the goodies with the other special holiday events in your life. If you know a difficult relative is coming to visit on Dec. 20, perhaps you could slip in a treat made with an indica-heavy strain of cannabis, such as Strawberry Cough, Cherry Pie, or Mr. Nice for that date.
If you and your partner have a romantic weekend planned, select some body-affecting strains like Bubblegum Kush, Harlequin, Jillybean, or Sour Diesel.
Or if you’re going to be constructing gingerbread houses and want to a creativity boost, try putting in some high-sativa strains, such as Chemdawg, Blue Dream, Kali Mist, or LSD.
If you put in just a little research, your cannabis Christmas calendar treats won’t just be something fun, but a little bit of medicine to ease loved ones through the holidays.
The Benefits of 24 Days of Cannabis
Cannabis is the gift that keeps on giving. It restores peace of mind and can calm down even the most-anxious holiday host or hostess.
A little THC can also make holiday pageants more bearable, and provide some much-needed mood boosting for crazy Christmas travel and shopping excursions. But there’s more to cannabis than simply short-term holiday help. A cannabis Christmas calendar can kickstart a full year of improved mental and physical wellness.
There are plenty of studies showing how cannabis helps re-grow brain cells. Yes, the common belief is that cannabis kills gray matter, but this study, published in Acta Neurophyschiatra (2011) by Cambridge University Press and from the Scandinavian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, shows that CBD has a restorative function in the brain. It promotes neurogenesis — the re-growth of brain cells in the hippocampus.
Long-term use of cannabinoids also promotes a healthier homeostasis, bringing cannabis consumers’ overall health to a higher level of health. By regulating and improving the functioning of the human endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids keep immune systems healthy and performing at high levels, according to this study published in the journal Anticancer Research (2009).
The bottom line is that a cannabis Christmas calendar is fun and health-improving way to spend the Christmas season. Make it an annual tradition!