YAAAAAS! I can finally mention the “C” word! CHRISTMAS! My absolute favourite time of the year! Frosty mornings, family time, scented candles, movie nights, christmas songs…the list could go on forever. I just thought I would put up a little blogpost on ways to feel festive, so I can share with you all, what kind of things make my Decembers more festive and also, what helps me get prepared for christmas throughout the month.
First things first…You have to own a couple of specific clothing items: a pair of fuzzy christmas socks! No matter how silly you look walking around in them, it’s definitely an essential. Putting festive socks on, instantly gets me all christmassy. If that wasn’t enough to get you in the spirit, find the cutest christmas jumper, and put it on! You need a Christmas jumper within your wardrobe to wear throughout the month. I’ve posted a blogpost on where to find festive christmas jumpers here if you need any help.
You can’t live through December without some scented candles. My favourite ones during the christmas season are “All is bright” and “Snowflake Cookie” by Yankee Candle. I think that having a candle burning and flickering in the background whilst watching a Christmas film, all snuggled up in a blanket with snacks and a hot drink, is just “The perfect winter’s night in”. Talking of hot drinks, my go to festive drink has to be the classic, hot chocolate with marshmallows. You can’t really go wrong with that. It’s even better when it’s homemade *Dribbles*
Every year, just before it gets a bit chilly, I tend to get a new winter scarf. I have to say that Accessorize is the place to go! I try and venture out to different shops to get a scarf each year, but I always find myself wandering back into their shop. They just have such a cute range of scarves, hats and gloves year on year. Another December essential would have to be fairy lights. Everything seems to feel festive with some twinkly lights. You don’t even have to have them everywhere…I normally put some lights in a lantern type jar to keep them all together and tidy. They just look so tumblr-esk, and the light that it gives off overall is really warming, so it’s perfect for those cold winter nights.
Last but not least… christmas songs! Yep I know some of you may think i’m completely mad talking about christmas songs, but I just love them and technically no one can moan at me because it is December now. Any excuse to put them on in my car or in the morning whilst doing my makeup. They’re all just so catchy and jolly!
I would love to know what your December essentials are for Christmas, so let me know in the comment section below!! Thanks for reading!
Links for everything mentioned are listed below:
- Christmas socks – Tescos
- Yankee Candle (All is Bright) – House Of Fraser
- Yankee Candle (Snowflake Cookie) – Yankee Candle
- Scarf – Accessorize
- Fairy Lights – LightsForFun
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