Sunday, 14 December 2014

7 Things To Do This Christmas

Things To Do This Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner and I cannot even contain my excitement eep! It’s my favorite time of the year and I just love everything about it - the amazing time spent with my loved ones, the delicious food, the smile on people’s faces when they open up their presents, the fairy lights, the carols – everything. The magic atmosphere just makes me so happy and I like to make the most out of it while it lasts. Every year I make a little list of things to do before Christmas to help me get into the festive spirit even more. There isn’t anything particularly groundbreaking but I decided to share some my favorite activities with you so that you can get some ideas and hopefully make some unforgettable memories this season.

Go Ice Skating
Get your skates on and go slice the ice in an outdoor skate rink! That’s the epitome of Christmas for me and I absolutely love it. Ice-skating has become a tradition of my dad and I and we do it at least once every year. Even though he is pretty much a pro and I can barely stay on the ice – we do have tons of fun and the amazing atmosphere and the lovely Christmas carols playing in the background never fail to put me in the festive mood.

Bake Christmas Cookies
Even though you might not be world’s finest baker, making Christmas cookies is always fun and definitely my favorite Christmas family tradition. We spend the whole day in the kitchen experimenting with recipes, laughing and listening to festive songs whilst being covered in flour and food coloring. Fun times and I love how divine and Christmassy the house smells during the process! Here is my favorite Christmas cookies recipe that I shared last year – it’s incredible!

Homemade Christmas Cookies

Make Tasty Winter Beverages
What a better way to warm both your body and spirit then fixing yourself a delicious spicy wintery drink. I just love to snug in bed, watching Vlogmas and sip on some traditional Christmassy beverages. My absolutely faves are Mulled Wine and Eggnog (my recipe here), which are both firm classics and with a good reason. If you fancy something non-alcoholic then making a hot chocolate or a gingerbread latte are both easy and effective ways to set the festive mood. Yum.

Starbucks Christmas Mugs

Watch Christmas Films And Listen To Carols
These are the most obvious ones but also the most affective if you are lacking in the Christmas mood department. Make a festive playlist on Spotify or listen to the ones on YouTube whilst getting ready in the morning and it will definitely help you feel more Christmassy. I have Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ on repeat as we speak and I’m already counting down the days! Also, watching some traditional Christmas movies with your better half or best friends is also a must and if Elf or Home Alone don’t get you into the festive spirit I don’t know what will.

Visit The Christmas Markets
Now this is definitely my favorite outdoor activity to do before Christmas! Paying a visit to the traditional German Christmas Markets with Alex every year is our way to dive into the whole Christmas spirit even more and I cannot wait to hit them next week! I love this little festive place, which is always so beautifully decorated and that involves loads of delicious food and drinks. We always indulge in some mulled wine and roasted chestnuts while looking around and picking new baubles for our Christmas tree, which btw is yet to go up, oops!

Say Yes To Festive Fashion
Festive clothing is my utter weakness when it comes to Christmas and it’s also the very thing that makes me super excited about the holidays. I do like to dress myself as if I’ve just come out of Santa’s Grotto, I can’t help it! There are tons of pieces available these days – from stylish to funny – they all contribute to the festive feels. Christmas jumper has always been a fashion essential this time of year and I can’t really say no to a new pair of fluffy socks or leggings either. They are just too cute! Now you know what to get me for Christmas, mum!

Primark Christmas Leggings

Get Involved With a Charity
Last be certainly not least, I’d say get involved with a Charity of your choice. Christmas is all about giving and helping the less-fortunate experience even a little of the Christmas magic is truly the best thing you could do. Let’s all do something good this season and warm a heart, or more!

I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to let me know which are some of your favorite things to do before Christmas?

Lots of love,

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  1. This is such a lovely post with great ideas. I really need to bake some cookies and make my own winter drinks!

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  2. This post has definitely got me in the Christmas spirit! I used to go ice skating every year around Christmas. I love the Christmas fashion too, especially the jumpers! x

    Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  3. this post has just made me more excited for christmas.. I LOVE IT!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  4. Great list. I love cozy winter leggings :) I also think it's so important to give back during the holiday season. Hope you have a great holiday and get to enjoy everything on your list!!!

  5. It seems like I already have this list covered;) but it doesn't hurt to continue doing so. Fab list!
    I tried ice skating first time this year, was loads of fun.

  6. I really want to go ice skating, its so magical and I love the fresh-faced feeling you get out on the rink! I'm also looking forward to mulled wine, it's soo delicious and warming.

  7. Great list, definitely all the things I'm planning on doing! x

    India Charlotte♥

  8. saying yes to all of the above! (:

  9. I was actually thinking about making Christmas cookies for a hospital to give for the children earlier today :) I still have to go ice skatting, i haven't done that in awhile so i need to do it, great ideas :) !

    -Hassna ♥ //

  10. Christmas Markets are amazing! Just came home after visiting our local Christmas Market, but it was more of a 'recon mission' :))) Shopping will come somewhere next week! And Christmas Cookies...Oh my goooosh the cookies! I ca't wait wait to get home and get 'dirty' in the kitchen with my mom! :) Enjoy the holidays!

  11. "Say Yes To Festive Fashion" would be the best. I live in Australia so we miss out on Christmas sweaters but seriously if I lived somewhere cool I wouldn't take them off. They are hilarious!

  12. those pj pants are sooo cute! I need some :)

  13. aw these are such cute ideas! I went ice skating the other day and it was lovely! X

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  14. If some of you aren't sure how to work with a charity without having to work with a designated time commitment (so many charities require 20+ hours for it to be worth training you), I volunteer a lot at 5K races. It's only a one day commitment and it's fun. Just look up races in your neighborhood and email the coordinator.

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  15. Christmas just isn't the same without a bit of baking. But I always get carried away and bake far too much, considering its just two people at Christmas in my house!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  16. I made a gingerbread chocolate the other weekend and it was delish! I need to have another :-) I went to Bath Christmas Market at the weekend then afterwards we put up our tree to Christmas songs, so I felt super festive! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  17. This is my favourites Christmassy themes post I've seen so far! Lovely photos and really want to go and do all of the things on your list..starting with number I come Love Actually haha!X

  18. And spend time with a family!!! Especially if you live most of the year far away...


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