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 […]
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.)
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.
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).
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:
As of May 12, 2018 I am the proud owner of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Business from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Yes, it’s a mouthful. A friend and I were talking a few days ago […]