60 Little Christmas Things I WILL Do!
Hello my dear Reader!
Thank you for coming back to our tiny corner of the Internet. I cannot tell you how much it means to me that you keep returning to this little place, especially considering the fact that I have been LESS than consistent as of late: a flaw that I hope to remedy in the near future.
I still have so much to write online, and I doubt I will ever be fully done with writing, journaling, or blogging all the days of my life. Just imagine it: 70 year old me, propped up on a rocking chair with my grandkids playing in the corner, while I slowly creak away on a 50 year old Macbook, insisting on sending out my thoughts to the now defunct Internet. Oh that will be the day!
But all silliness aside, I wanted to have some fun today and discuss all sorts of activities that we can be getting up to this winter season! This is of course a strangely specific list, pertaining to my life and tastes, but nevertheless, I wanted to share with you all my goals for this Christmas, holiday, and winter season. Hopefully this list entertains or inspires you my loves!
Bi-weekly Vanilla lattes at the trendy coffee shop in my town... (I say this because that is where I am right now LOL!)
Watch the Chronicles of Narnia, try not to cry when Aslan dies
Play outside with my nieces in the snow.. bonus points for any snow-structure that is built
Go cross country skiing while listening to Celtic Woman
Go on a downhill ski trip
Complete a few sewing projects (Winter is the best time for this!)
Blast the Michael W Smith Christmas albums
Read a Jane Austen novel
Wear red and green TOGETHER
Go on a wintery photo spree, of the landscapes OR of my fashion
Walk the dog when it's lightly snowing
Observe the Christmassy window displays downtown, preferably in the evening
Witness a show of New Years fireworks
Attend a hockey game and bring a blanket
Make sugar cookies, shape them like evergreen trees
Participate in the neighborhood cookie exchange
Switch out our cotton sheets for flannel
Decorate the house with more faux furs and Christmas decor
Wear scarves and hats as much as possible
Wear snowflake themed jewelry
Attend a ballet... wear something classy
Attend a play (children's Christmas pageants count)
Relax by a wood-stove, bonus points if you're in a chair that rocks
Fill up stockings for Christmas
Wear tights, leggings, a slip, and other cozy things under my skirts
Attend a Candlelight service
Head to TJ Maxx for some AMAZING sales... especially in January
Make a quirky New Years Resolution: eg. watch one silly animal video a day, all year
Bake Challah bread
Cook Toscana Soup (I do this every year over the holidays, despite the fact that this soup is DECIDEDLY, not festive)
Shovel the driveway to give my Husbear a break AND to get exercise
Put lights up outside the house (we've never done this!)
Mail a surprise present or letter to someone
Drink homemade hot chocolate
Eat peppermint ice cream while watching a Christmas movie
Cook a warm ham for dinner
Walk on the icy lake
Light a candle on the shortest day of the year, rejoice that the days will get longer
Make a wintery paper snowflake craft
Visit the library on a snowy day, sit by the window, and read magazines and books until they kick me out
Read all four versions of the Christmas story in the Bible
Go to the movies, smuggle in my own popcorn, and nest under a blanket
Try eggnog again: maybe this will be the year it will be appealing
Listen to the Trans-Siberian orchestra Christmas album, Tchaikovsky's Christmas album, AND any 3 hour YouTube videos labeled "relaxing Harry Potter sounds and songs for Christmas" or any videos adjacent to that content
Learn to embroider
Take semi-frequent saunas (we have a sauna, so I have NO excuse)
Stay up on the laundry groove ALL Winter!
Wear slippers, a cozy robe, and all other cozy indoor-wear
Take advantage of people donating stuff in the New Year and visit ALL the thrift stores (I wish I could ask for cash for Christmas that was specifically designated for thrifting LOL)
Follow Wintery and cozy influencers on Instagram: book bloggers, home decor accounts, vintage fashion women, people from Scandinavia, South Korea, Russia, etc.
Clean up my storage room and reorganize things
Drink Bengal Spice tea (the only tea I like)
Keep my car tidy, and never complain when I need to wipe the snow off of it
Attend Bible study regularly, and bring a Wintery treat semi-regularly
Read a wintery mystery book
Keep up with my Wintery skincare routine: moisture is key!
Have brunch with a friend: bonus points if a cinnamon roll makes an appearance
Plan a Spring vacation
Alright! That is IT! I hope you find this list inspiring, despite the fact that it is oddly specific to my life, perhaps you should come up with a list that is oddly specific to YOUR life! Apologies as well if this was simply too long and boring...but if you have not noticed... the Winter is when I thrive LOL!