Lydia from MademoiselleWomen very kindly offered me the opportunity to write a guest post for her Blogmas series (Ten things that mean Christmas to me – you can read it here). I had a lot of fun writing it but, of course, as it was written in advance, I’ve now thought of ten more things that say Christmas to me. So here’s my follow up list:
- White Company candles
Specifically, the Winter fragranced one. The heady aroma of cinnamon, cloves, and orange has enveloped me in the Christmas spirit since 1st December.
- Cava cocktails
I’m not a fan of prosecco (shocked face) but I do like Cava. It’s creamier and lusher than prosecco and a Cava Kir Royale or Cava Bellini is always welcome on Christmas Day.
I first came across these in Germany years ago but you can buy them in any supermarket these days. They are little gingery cakes/biscuits covered in an icing sugar glaze and they are YUMMY. I could eat a packet of these in one sitting if left to my own devices.
- Christmas carols on the radio
As soon as it was 1st December, I switched the radio to Classic FM all day. Hark the Herald Angels Sing is my favourite carol, although Come All Ye Faithful runs a close second.
- Hot chocolate with Baileys
I tried this at the Bath Christmas Market one year and OMG it was GORGEOUS. I’m not a fan of mulled wine so this is my go-to. And it’s chocolate, of course…
- Homemade decorations
I’ve been saving all our jam tart cases and Flora and I spent a happy couple of hours turning them into decorations. Cheap and cheerful and lots of fun.
- Wrapping presents
It’s not my favourite job but it’s also an indicator that 25th December is not so far away. I’m usually quite organised with buying things in advance, but sadly this doesn’t extend to wrapping them.
- Christmas cards
Both giving and receiving, and I’ve absolutely loved getting cards from all my new blogger friends this year <3
- Christmas front door wreath
Every year I say I’m going to make one and every year I realise that it’s rubbish and have to rush out and panic buy one. I don’t expect this year to be any different.
- Putting Flora’s stocking at the end of her bed
In the sure and certain knowledge that she’ll be dragging it into our bedroom shortly after 5.00am on Christmas morning… #SpiritofChristmas.
So these are my ten more things that say Christmas to me. What says “It’s Christmas” to you? (Warning: if you say “Noddy Holder” or “Slade” we can’t be friends).