Please name a month more magical or exciting than December! I’m not sure it’s even possible! Seeing everyone so excited awaiting for the snow to finally appear and for Christmas to come. People happily stocking up on presents in the malls and markets. Big fuzzy coats. GINGERBREAD…. Ahh I can go on forever. But this post is not all about the things around us that make December so magical. It’s actually about my favorite things to do in December! There are countless things to enroll ourselves into during the winter months but here’s my little collection of the absolute best ones for meee. Maybe sometimes when we’re overwhelmed with school/uni/work we forget to pay attention to the beauty of winter. This is just a quick cozy reminder for everyone to appreciate the winter season!
It’s pretty self-explanatory why it’s my number 1 favorite thing to do in December. What can be better on a winter evening than drinking a warm cup of tea with some homemade gingerbread cookies or treats that you baked at home. After all the effort and lovvvve you put into baking it tastes like the best thing in the world am I right?
2. Walking around a snowy city
I actually moved into a warmer country for uni this year but they still get snow here from time to time! I cannot tell you how much I love looking at snow. Everything coated in snow automatically looks like a fairytale came to live. Even just looking at this picture puts me in a fairytaly mood hahah.
3. Watching Christmas movies at home
The Holiday, Home Alone, Elf – you name it. There are SO MANY amazing movies about winter season and Christmas and I truly enjoy everything from cheesy romantic Christmas comedies to absolute classics like The Grinch and I also love old Russian fairytale movies (if you’ve never seen one – you HAVE TO). They just put me in such a festive mood.
4. Spending time with family
So many of us are starting to grow and fly away from the nests (that’s what you say right?) and we barely get time to even FaceTime our families. That’s actually quite sad but I feel like December is the month of reunion. Most of us get to come back home for Christmas and New Year’s which is why December is all about familyyyy. This year I get to reunite with my family and old friends a bit later than usual, but still..
5. Christmas shopping
I love love LOVE present shopping for people. I actually think I enjoy getting presents for people more than receiving presents hahah. It’s just these thoughs that I have in my mind like “Oh my sister will absolutely love this!” or “S.O. will be crying cause of happiness when i give him/her this”. Ahhh warmest feeling ever!
If I could, I’d decorate everything and anything around me! The joy I get from seeing the lit up Christmas tree or even snowflake-table napkins! I mean I literally run into any festive decoration store I see as fast as I can. Too bad that it’s impossible to decorate everything though, too much time and money! Haha
7. Having those cozy days at home
Curling up on the sofa with my laptop, coziest robe or a blanket and some snacks with hot cocoa. Mmmm.. Wish I had a dog or a cat as well that would just be perfect haha.
I haven’t done it this year yet but I really hope I get to this winter! Because last year I didn’t get to go and that was pretty upsetting. I did ice-skate, but not in the winter. I know it sounds weird but we actually went to one of those fake ice floors and it was pretty fun. I’m actually average at ice-skating but I still find it so fun. (sliding while holding onto the wall ahaha)
9. Watching fireworks
Especially on the new year’s eve. They do some of the most amazing fireworks at around this time! I always have this though in my mind, like how crazy talented the person who invented fireworks should’ve been? I am so random. But there’s just something so magical about them don’t you think?
Please tell me what are your favorite things to do during December! I would really really love to know!