|Me as a lil' one (feat. carrots for Santa's reindeer)|
Now the whole thing seems to be an end of year blur. I’m too busy being angsty or obsessing over someone and the whole damn thing goes over my head. So in an effort to get both myself and you into the festive spirit and to get some mammoth Christmas vibes going, here is my Christmas mega post.
60 WORDS ON GETTING YOUR CHEER ON BY YOURSELF
Run the bath. Make an exciting, outrageous drink such as this one. Use Lush’s Hot Toddy or cherry bath product of a similar variety. Sip in the bath. Then get out warm and smelling of cinnamon. Get dressed into something comfortable. Load your phone with Buble carols and She and Him’s Christmas album. Go somewhere with pretty Christmas lights. Sigh
2 CHRISTMAS MOVIES I LIKE
There are only 2 festive films that really get me going: Love Actually and Home Alone 2 in NYC. Classic.
6 CHRISTMAS RECIPES ON MY READING LIST
25 THINGS BOUND TO MAKE YOU FEEL FESTIVE
❅ making gingerbread
❅ elaborate coffee drinks from Starbucks (the taste of consumerism!!)
❅ DIYS from A Beautiful Mess
❅ paper snowflakes
❅ hot chocolate with friends late at night
❅ twinkling lights
❅ making a conscious decision to feel warm inside
❅ calling your family up
❅ making cards
❅ sentimental gifts! My favourite is giving people lists of ‘THINGS WE WILL DO IN 2k15’ because you can make cute plans and warm their lil’ hearts.
❅ going for long walks through Christmassy areas with a close friend
❅ buy or make or get out cute festive pyjamas
❅ going on from that cute festive outfits are fun too
❅ help people!! volunteer at a soup kitchen, donate to the 1000000s of charities that genuinely need your help, feel the warmth of your own privilege!
❅ buy expensive chocolate
❅ festive makeup? a cherry lip and a winged eyeliner?
❅ festive manicure?
❅ take cute festive portraits and photographs. send them to me!
❅ make something festive inspired! perhaps write a short story, make a collage.
❅ dance with your friends to Christmas music
❅ have a party!
❅ read every festivity article you can find on the internet
❅ smile…it’s Christmas!
Christmassy lights and festive love,