A simple Christmas

The holidays are coming and as we all know, it’s going to be a bit of a different kind of Christmas this year. But that doesn't mean we won't be able to enjoy these festive times! It might even be the perfect chance to celebrate Christmas a little more slow and simple. In this blog, we'll give you a few tips on how to do just that:

Connect

The past year hasn’t been the easiest year for many of us and a lot of people may have been feeling a little lonely. We had never heard of the word 'skin hunger' before this year, but we understand all too well that many of us need a hug in these difficult times.

Thankfully there are plenty of other ways to let your loved ones know that you’re thinking about them. Send the people you love a thoughtful card or letter, call them, talk to them on Zoom or Skype or watch a Christmas movie together online. It may not be the same as actually being together, but for someone who might feel a little lonely, even a small gesture can mean a lot.

Support your locals

Not only was the past year a personal challenge for many people, it has also been a tough year for many small businesses. This year, try to look beyond the big webshops and see if you can buy your gifts from a smaller company. This way you’ll probably not only buy a more original gift, but you’ll also support your locals in these difficult times!

Stimulate the senses

One of the nice things that happen when we slow down is that we become more aware of our senses. As far as we’re concerned Christmas is a feast for the senses. We suggest taking a walk in nature and being extra aware of what you’re experiencing. How does the cold air feel on your skin? And the ground beneath your feet? What do you smell? What do you see around you?

Of course Christmas dinner is also a chance to be more aware of your senses. For us, there is nothing more festive than the smell coming from the kitchen when we’re preparing a big Christmas dinner. And of course, when eating, you can also be extra aware of all the delicious things you’re tasting!

Hygge your home

And our final tip: make your home as cozy as possible. Let yourself be inspired by Hygge and fill your home with candles and Christmas lights, make your own Christmas wreath or Christmas garlands and snuggle under a blanket on the couch. And - even if you have no guests - dress up and set yourself a beautiful Christmas table.