The most magical time of the year is almost upon us and with the big day fast approaching, it can only mean one thing: engagement announcements. In fact, the festive month of December has become synonymous with getting down on one knee, so much so that it’s become known as the ‘proposal season’. Research has revealed that Christmas Eve is the most popular date for popping the question, followed closely by Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. But why do so many people decide to put a ring on it during December? In this blog post, we explore why Christmas is the best time to ask the biggest question of all...  

Celebrate with Loved Ones

Whether you spend it with your family or friends, Christmas is a time when many of us choose to surround ourselves with our nearest and dearest. This in itself can make a Christmas proposal even more special, knowing that the people we love the most will be there to share our joy. This is especially true if you live far away from your family. After all, there’s no need to break the news with phone calls and texts as they can celebrate with you in person! Plus, if you’re the one who’s planning to propose, you could make the surprise all the more special by involving your family in your plans  

Adds More Meaning

Christmas is often a time for tradition, from putting up the tree and hanging the stockings, to opening advent calendars and eating pigs in blankets. However, if you’re looking for a way to make all of your future Christmases more meaningful, then proposing could be the way to do it.  While the festive season is already considered to be magical by many, getting engaged at Christmas is a sure way to make every December feel more special. Proposing at this time of year could create a romantic memory that you can look back on and celebrate each year.   

Love is in the Air

From winter wonderland scenes with an abundance of twinkling lights to nights in snuggling under blankets in front of a cosy fireplace, December is considered to be one of the most romantic months. It’s also perceived as a time for showing love and appreciation, which we think makes it the best time to get engaged. After all, what better way to embrace the spirit of the season than by asking your significant other to spend the rest of their life with you?  

Seasonal Engagement Selfies

From ‘I said yes!’ with a photo of the sparkling engagement ring to a loved-up selfie, an engagement announcement is exciting at any time of the year. That being said, we think December makes for the most stunning engagement pictures, with festive photos that you’ll treasure for years to come. There’s nothing more memorable than capturing your special moment in front of a beautifully decorated tree, under the mistletoe, or surrounded by lights. And stunning scenes like these are sure to help you create the perfect engagement photo.  

Festive Proposal Ideas

Speaking of engagement selfies, one of the best reasons to get engaged during December is because of the proposal itself. At what other time of the year can you pop the question while picking out or decorating the tree? By hiding the ring in a cracker or behind the final door of their advent calendar? Over mulled wine at a Christmas market or while drinking hot chocolate and watching festive films? If you’re wondering how to ask for their hand in marriage, then why not take a look at our nine best Christmas proposal ideas?  

Enjoy Time Together

Depending on what your shift patterns or schedules are like, Christmas may be a time you look forward to because it means getting time off work. Whether it’s a couple of days or a week, having this break can make the Christmas period an ideal time to propose, as you’ll get to enjoy some quality time together. This means you can celebrate properly and revel in the excitement before returning to reality.   

Engagement Ring Deals

Lastly, although it’s not a reason to get engaged, you can find great deals on engagement rings during December. This is because it’s a popular time of year, so many jewellers will offer discounts in the run up to Christmas. However, here at Hatton Jewellers, we are able to offer unbeatable prices all year long. So, whether you’re considering diamond solitaire engagement rings, 9ct gold engagement rings, or one of our second hand diamond engagement rings, you can always find an amazing deal.    Are you thinking of proposing at the most wonderful time of the year? We’d love to know! Share your Christmas engagements with us over on Instagram and Facebook!