Happy Tuesday everyone, how is your week going so far?
Darker evenings and misty mornings with a grey, shadowed overcast – Winter is approaching! Soon, our mornings will greet us with frosty layers on the ground, sparkling under every angle of light. The spicy scent of gingerbread will diffuse our homes, whilst the adorned Christmas trees by our windows will catch the sight of every passer-by.
It’s been a strange year, for sure. Perhaps some of us are finding it difficult to feel the Christmas spirit because of all the restrictions and everything else that’s been happening. So, on a positive note, I thought I would share some festive activities which you can still do this Christmas from the comfort of your own home!
DIY Christmas Decorations Challenge your creativity and make some of your own Christmas decorations! I’m most definitely jumping on the dried orange garland hype this year – have you heard of it? Google it after reading this if you haven’t already, and make one of your own! Creating your own decorations is a great way to keep yourself busy at home, whilst immersing into the festive spirit (and you’ll be saving the environment!)
Make your own Christmas Cards Spread love this Christmas by making your own Christmas cards ], and send them to you friends and family. Or, alternatively, shop small this Christmas and buy handmade cards from a local/small business – they need us during these times.
Decorate your home Grab the Christmas décor out and do what makes you happy! Get the Christmas tree out and embellish it with decorations. Place a wreath on your front door and add fake snow. I’m trying my best to resist until the 1st December, however, I don’t think I’ll be able to wait much longer!
A Winter Walk Grab your winter hats, chunky boots and go for a stroll! Treat yourself to a creamy hot chocolate with a loved one (or alone) and inhale the fresh winter air. On my winter walks, I love to look for pinecones, or any sort of plant which would look great as a decoration!
Christmas Movie Night It’s time to switch off and relax! Climb into your favourite pyjamas, slip on some fluffy socks and light your candles. Grab a blanket with a hot drink and switch on your favourite Christmas film.
Christmas Baking with Music Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without the festive baking! From gingerbread men to mince pies, fill your kitchen with festive spices and sweet treats. I love to listen to Christmas music whilst I bake – it helps me get into the spirit even more!
I hope these suggestions inspire you to indulge in some festive fun – we all deserve it after a tough year!
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How are you all today? Sorry that I haven’t posted in a while – I’ve been super busy celebrating birthdays and sorting out Christmas checklists! As mid-December has finally arrived, it’s safe to say we certainly are in the midst of the festive season! We are seeing more colourful sparkling lights dress our streets as adorned Christmas trees dazzle the windows of family homes.
Not only is this a time of year full of love and festivity, but it’s also a wonderful time to give. Today I want to suggest some idea’s
Donate/give to charity – although this time of year is wonderful for many of us, we can’t forget about those who may struggle. For many people, this time of year can be lonely and sad. Donating a gift or some money to those who are less fortunate not only builds a sense of community and love but will also brighten someone else’s day.
Send out Christmas cards – sending Christmas cards and greetings is the perfect way to make others happy and let people know you are thinking of them during the festive season. I’ve found that sending e-cards is not only fun and efficient, but it also helps save the planet as it all can be done digitally, without paper. I recommend using ‘Paperless Post’ – they provide an endless array of different designs for cards, invitations and greetings (with a choice to customize your own) for all occasions! It’s such a perfect way to connect with people, especially during such a wonderful, festive time of year. If you fancy creating an e-card and sending a Christmas card (or any other) to send to someone you love, click on this link: https://www.paperlesspost.com
Treat your neighbours to some festive goods This reminds me of my childhood. When I was younger, I was constantly immersing myself in the kitchen, baking all sorts of cookies, gingerbread and cakes. I then neatly presented them onto a plate and gave them to my neighbours! It’s a great way of giving during this time of year, and it’s also cheap if you are on a budget!
There’s a few suggestions of mine of how to give this Christmas! It feels so rewarding being able to give to others and make someone else smile.
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Today’s post will be slightly different, however, I thought now that it’s December time, it’s absolutely necessary! As the dark nights draw in, the cosy fires illuminate our homes with orange glow, and fairy lights intricately embellish Christmas trees, displayed in our windows. Layers of frost coat the ground like perfectly rolled icing as decorated wreaths hang on our front doors. The Christmas spirit is dancing around us, so I thought I would focus today’s post on things to do during the festive season!
Watch a Christmas Film Put on your favourite film or find something on the TV guide. Make yourself a warming hot chocolate and enjoy the movie! I absolutely love ‘The Grinch’ – it’s a classic festive film!
Buy a Christmas jumper/pyjamas I don’t know about you, but I love treating myself to a Christmassy item of clothing! So many clothing brands sell festive jumpers and pyjamas. They’re super cosy and help you indulge right into the festive spirit!
Get creative with your wrapping Once I’ve bought all my gifts for friends and family, I love choosing different wrapper papers and ribbons! Paperchase do lovely wrapping paper, but if you’re also on a budget, ‘The Range’ supply plenty of gift-wrapping choices. I’ve found that finding wrapping paper you love makes the gift-wrapping process so much more exciting and enjoyable.
Baking/Cooking I absolutely love baking this time of year. Nothing beats filling the kitchen with the scent gingerbread and mulled wine with some Christmas music playing in the background.
Go on a Winter walk Wrap up warm and go on a winter walk with a loved one. Embrace the festive air and grab a hot drink on the way!
So there are a few festive tips to get you in the spirit! I hope you all have a lovely rest of your day, and don’t forget to subscribe if you want to see more content!
It’s that time of year. The sparkling lights are up, Christmas tree’s cover shop windows and the smell of gingerbread latte’s suffuse cafés – the festive air is certainly approaching us! Todays post is a little different, but considering December 1st is approaching and Christmas shopping is on my to-do list, I thought it was the perfect time to suggest some Christmas present idea’s for friends and family.
Just a side note – when buying Christmas presents for others, it really helps me to write a list. I can then tick off each person once I’ve completed sorting their presents and it makes me feel a lot more organised!
If you are struggling for idea’s, I found that a lovely
touch to a Christmas gift is sentimentality. Personalising or handmaking a gift
adds a memorable, warming touch to give anyone on Christmas day. One year, I
got my Nana a personalised calendar for the year. Each month was personalised
and decorated with photographs of the family, and it was so nice to add that sentimental
value to it. I ordered it on ‘Snapfish,’ which is a great website for personal gifts.
They also sell mugs, keyrings, canvases and photo frames – so go and check them
out. They make lovely Christmas gifts and it’s perfect if you are on a budget
because they usually have amazing discounts!
Another great online store for sentimental gifts is ‘Not on
the High Street.’ It’s packed with uniquely designed items with many options to
personalise different gifts. I once bought my other Nana (who loves a glass of
a wine) a personalised wine glass with her name on it, in which she loved! They
also do really lovely jewellery, designed so beautifully and intricately. They
sell a whole range of presents for men and women so I would definitely
So yeah, they’re just a few of my go-to websites for Christmas
presents so I thought I’d share them with you!
I know it’s a little different, but I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you have any other ideas for Christmas presents, please let me know!
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