Today, since I’ve talked about historical Christmas, my own traditions, and my Yule traditions, I thought I’d take a day to tell you all what this all means to me. Why is Christmas special to me? I’ve been thinking about it a lot this year being in a new place and having new traditions, both from my future in-laws and ones that Josie and I created together. I felt more Christmas spirit this past year than I have in a while and I think that’s because I’ve really taken a moment to ask myself which traditions mean more to me and which can change.
Hi dreamers! Sorry for missing my post yesterday, I needed a mental health day before we left on our trip. In fact! That’s what today’s post is about, this year’s Christmas! So as some of you might know my girlfriend, Josie grew up in Florida before moving up here to Wisconsin for college. (Check her […]
As some of you may know I am pagan and even though I still celebrate Christmas I also celebrate a holiday called Yule. It happens every year on the winter solstice and is a pagan sabbat where we celebrate the shortest day of the year and the end of winter and coming of spring as the days start getting longer again. There are often giant feasts and rituals done on this day, but I’m going to go over some of the basic history and my own traditions.
I’ve talked about some Christmas traditions I’ve learned about this year and briefly about things that are important to me at the holidays, but I think it’s time to tell you all about my Christmas traditions from my childhood.
This year for Christmas, unfortunately, I want a lot of things that you can’t bring me. Since I’ve moved to Wisconsin I’ve found I enjoy experience and memories a lot more than material items, but I’m going to list my Christmas wishes anyway in hopes that they will come true.
I started collecting snowglobes freshman year of high school because they felt like magic in my hand. I had gone through a lot of mental health and chronic illness issues that year and snowglobes were this simple thing that just made me smile. So here is my collection over the past eight years (minus 3 that got broken when I moved.)
This blogmas we’ve talked about Christmas books and Christmas movies, but we haven’t touched on poems yet. And there are quite a bit of Christmas poems that I absolutely love!
I’ve had so much fun exploring different Christmas traditions this year and reevaluating my own traditions and view of the world. So many of these little moments have left me in awe of the world around me and fascinated to know more about people and cultures and the history around me.
Today I thought I’d tell you my favorite ornaments on Josie’s and my first Christmas tree together! For those who don’t know my girlfriend, Josie and I were long distance for six years and this is our first Christmas together since I moved in with her in July!
I’ve wanted to do this post for a while and it’s been sitting in my backlogs. I figured blogmas was the perfect time to do this (if nothing else than I’m running out of Christmas themed ideas). And I thought it would be interesting to do this topic because most of the time I’m pretty neutral about it. I have some pros and cons to each format which I’ll outline and I lean towards one (that you will have to read to the end to find out), but most of the time it’s whatever works.
A few days ago I talked about shopping small businesses for Christmas presents and it sparked a lot of conversation about Etsy as a selling place. Well, since this is a book blog, I combed through Etsy to find a few very adorable gifts for the bookworms in your life, and you can feel even better about buying them from small businesses and supporting all that they do!
Last week I did a post all about unusual advent calendars, but the whole trend really kicked off a few years ago with nerdy advent calendars with favorite characters from Harry Potter and Star Wars to just nerdy themed items. I already mentioned a few in my last post, but I thought I’d take a deeper dive into more specific ones for that favorite nerd in your life (or you!)
A few days ago I did my favorite Christmas themed books, but what we really look forward to during the holidays are Christmas movies. From the classics to the cheesy Hallmark movies it’s something that a lot of families look forward to every year and sometimes it’s even a very important tradition. So here are my top 10 Christmas movies (in order).
Coming off of my other blogmas posts about buying gifts for writers and bloggers I thought I should do one if you’re shopping for your favorite bookworm! So I dug back into the depths of the internet for some adorable gifts for your favorite reader!
A lot of us have holiday traditions, and as a reader and writer, I have a few book traditions, too. Some of these I’ve rediscovered recently, and some of them I read every year. Each one of these books means something significant to me during the holidays, either in the past or now, and I’m really excited to share them with you!
Since I moved from Boston, MA to Madison, WI one of the biggest things I’ve been made aware of is how often people shop locally out here. Madison’s farmer’s market (officially the Dane County Farmer’s Market) is the largest producer-only farmers market in the country and over 150 members attend every Saturday with over 275 […]
Josie and I were talking the other day about unusual advent calendars because we both got the regular chocolate ones as kids, but lately there has been a trend of advent calendars that include socks, cheese, and even liquor to help you countdown to Christmas. Josie had never heard of the sock ones and thus I went on a giant Google deep dive into unusual advent calendars you can buy! Here are 5 of my favorites:
Yesterday I wrote about what to buy your favorite writer for the holidays. Today I’m going to tell you what to buy your favorite writer if your favorite writer is a blog writer!
Writers can be very strange and peculiar people with odd ways of doing things and strange habits that all go back into our creative process. You might have a writer in your life that you love very dearly, but when it comes to buying gifts for them you have no idea where to start!