How get into the Christmas Spirit !

It’s all about Christmas! Christmas is one of the biggest holidays and I want you guys to have that Christmas mood.

Are you anxious about Xmas ? Sometimes we are too busy or too lazy or something else and than suddenly Christmas is here and everything is over, and you end up like you did not even have a Christmas.

Even though you are not a child anymore and, perhaps, do not believe in Santa, you can still be excited about christmas. For those, who are from a snowy background, where a Christmas and New Year eve is always associated with the snow and a Christmas Fairy Tail around is even more difficult to feel the Christmas if you know what I mean.  You will understand me even if you’ve even ever been once in New York or in Europe in December or January, when there are so many decorations and xmas mood is in the air.

Santa waiting for a snow!

Do not miss this Christmas mood, to get it you will need to work on it. A few years in a raw I was celebrating Christmas and a New Year eve in Summer surrounded with palms, beaches and 30 degrees.  It feels like I did not even have a Christmas for a few Year. Damn Grinch just stolen it!

 So Christmas is here and I am sharing with you my ways of how to  get that Christmas mood and ask for your tips and suggestion too!Grinch-2

Tips and tricks.

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1.

Music can make your day and can change your mood. Here is a Christmas playlist for you to tune your mood. Less boring ballads and more party songs ! )

Christmas santa baby_

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2.

Champagne is the main attribute of the NYE and any anniversary, holiday and something exciting. Change your dinner glass of wine or beer to a glass of sparkling! It will boost your mood and you will realize that Christmas is closer to you now !  🙂 because I am writing from Australia – drink responsibly or if you are under 18 or do not like alcohol – you can get some non alcoholic champagne.

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3.

Make a wish, but better create a wish list!

For that you can even simply use a polyvore – an application for creating those fashion, magazine-like looking collages and more. So in case if anyone can see what you would like to get – there is more possibility to get it. If no one get a surprise for you – at least you know what you want and you can make a gift for yourself. Many of you will agree – better you see and know what you want – there is more chance that you will get it.

(e.g. even If I do not have many people who spoil me and get me any gifts, that list works for me as some personal goals and to crossing out the things make you more confident and you start to believe that the dreams come true!

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4.

Christmas if the biggest giving day in the whole year. So do not forget about the others. Shopping time is always exiting. You will save your time and effort if you will use one of the christmas gift guides that are available online. Here is mine. Do not forget about help for those who really need it and do some charity too – it will make you happier and some other people too! Try to go shopping in the morning – so you will find less traffic in stores and less stress, or shop online (check how long is the delivery time). Gift giving is very exiting, show your care about those who are important for you!

Dancing Santa

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5.

Candles and christmas lights help to create special ambience.

 Put some candles around the house. Wrap around the windows, mirrors and doors with christmas lights.  You can easily find Christmas lights at the Ikea. Great Christmas addition candles are Zara – Ginger Bread candle or Glass House – Night Before Christmas. 

zara candle glasshouse_xmas

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6.

Christmas coffee!

 I am not a very big fan of Starbucks, but Every Christmas I get at least one coffee from them in the original Christmas cup lol. That’s a great marketing idea, and lots of us getting that Christmas cup.

Christmas coffee

7.

Watch/re-watch a few movies involving Christmas and lots of snow. Classics and new movies can work.

In Bruges 2008

Grinch 2000

The Holiday 2006

Holiday Inn 1942

Scrooged 1988

Batman returnes 1992

Edward ScissorHand 1990

Home Alone

Nightmare before Christmas

Xmas movies

8.

Visit Christmas installations in your city.

9. Eat something sweet.

C’mon, it’s holidays! Even if you are counting calories, at least have a bite ! Christmas is about chocolates, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel and more. At least do a healthy smoothie with some cinnamon and vanilla spices is also a good idea.

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And what do you normally do to create your Christmas mood? What are your favorite soundtracks, movies, rituals and musts? Very curious to know and to add to this list!

xoxo

Inna

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