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Living in a Winter Wonderland

Live your life without age limits and enjoy the festive season! Get into the Christmas spirit with our creative and fun ideas to celebrate the season in style.

Whether or not your Christmas tree is up yet and looking beautifully festive, there is tinsel draped over all of your festive canvas photos and your home is filled with twinkling fairy lights, ’tis the season to be jolly. Whether you go for a minimalist touch or decorate every accessible area in your home, it can be so much fun getting into the festive spirit. It only comes around once a year, so it’s understandable that we like to make the most of it! 

Festive Home Decor

Did you know that our ancestors have been decorating Christmas trees since the 16th Century? The tradition doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon! Whether your tree is real or artificial, green or white, it’s a fun way to jazz up your home for the festive season. With everything from baubles and hanging decorations to tinsel and fairy lights, how can we not get carried away? A beautiful angel or star is the perfect way to top your tree and if you have a sweet tooth, why not add some candy canes for yourself and guests to snack on? 

Decorate your home with Christmassy decorations such as a festive wreath and maybe a little sprig of mistletoe. Cinnamon candles and acorn centerpieces are another great addition to get you into the festive spirit. 

Festive Indoor Activities

Enjoy a movie marathon with a warm blanket, comfy pyjamas and a hot chocolate with  marshmallows while munching on home-baked festive-shaped cookies, made by you, for you – and maybe the neighbours if there are any left over! Another fun activity is making a gingerbread house to be decorated with icing and sweets.

Try a new drink this season. From warm apple cider to mulled wine and egg nog, you won’t be short of choice and there is something for everyone. Why not jazz up your hot chocolate with a splash of Baileys and extra marshmallows to give your taste buds a treat?! 

Festive Outdoor Activities

We generally only see snow once a year (if at all!) so why not make the most out of it? Wrap up warm and take a woodland walk to witness the magic of the beautiful snow falling at your feet. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight and maybe make some snow angels. Enjoy ice skating, sledding or skiing before roasting some marshmallows over a lit bonfire in the garden while huddling around it with warm blankets and warm drinks.

Anther festive activity to get you into the spirit of the season include visiting a Christmas Market, many of which are German Markets and offer a variety of handmade gift stalls, freshly-cooked meats (and delicious German sausages) and alcohol – including lots of warm mulled wine, warm apple cider and alcohol-infused hot chocolate. Baileys, amaretto and chocolate? Count us in!

Give the Gift of Love

Have a search through your home for old, forgotten books, games and warm blankets and take a trip to a trustworthy donation center. If you’re feeling extra generous, include some warm clothes and some cheap foods from your local shop. Everything from tins of food to bread, sweet treats and drinks will always be appreciated, especially at this time of the year!

Sleep Well this Winter

We can’t all afford to have the heating on for hours before bed and during the night and it can get very cold, leaving us shivering under our blankets before falling asleep. Investing in a hot water bottle will do the trick to keep you warm. It’s tempting to curl up into a ball and begin hibernation but stretching your legs out will help to improve the circulation of blood, making your body warmer – plus, it’s good for your joints!

Have a wonderful winter!

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