It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Now more than ever, I'm trying to embrace the slower festive season, having cosy nights in by the fire and basking in the freshly baked scents that waft through my home. For me, it's the most magical time of the year and I've got quite the to-do list to tick off this year.
Bake Christmas Treats | I completed my first Christmas bake of the year the other day - gingerbread of course! I've got a list of things I want to bake this season, either for myself or as gifts for loved ones. From peppermint bark to Christmas cake, I'm sure my kitchen will be smelling good this December.
Decorate The House | I have already put up our Christmas decorations, but that doesn't mean that I'm not already looking for some extra bits to scatter around the place. The stockings have been hung and the lights are twinkling!
- Make your own mulled wine!
- Buy an advent calendar - are you a chocolate person or not?
- Head out for an evening walk to your neighbourhood Christmas lights.
- Read a Christmas book.
- Hang a wreath on your door.
- Donate to your local food bank.
- Wear your Christmas jumper.
- Watch all the Christmas episodes of your favourite shows.
- Sing along to a festive playlist (I enjoy the classics!)
- Create some DIY Christmas decorations.
Go For An Frosty Morning Walk | There's something about an icy, frosty morning that makes me want to wrap up warm and feel the crunch of the grass under my feet. With the mist coming in too, it can feel rather magical!
Buy and Wraps The Gifts | That's a pretty obvious one, but I want to start a little early this year, so I can have most of the it done before the real rush starts. Doing it this way means I'm far less stressed when it comes to December plus I have my pretty wrapping to stare at underneath the tree.
Have A Christmas Film Marathon | The festive season wouldn't be the same with several Christmas film marathons. I've got quite the long list to watch this year and below are some of my recommendations if you're looking for ideas:
- Jingle Jangle
- The Holiday
- Home Alone
- Arthur Christmas
- Rise of The Guardians
What's on your Christmas to-do list this year?