Imagine if you will, Christmas Eve when children are putting out cookies and milk for Santa as a treat for his long night of delivering presents. Apple cider and hot cocoa are ready. The fireplace is all aglow, warm and mesmerizing with Christmas music playing in the background. So many ways to set the scene for a Hygge Christmas.
Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gaa”) fits in really well at Christmas because it is that ultimate experience of feeling good, inside and out! Hygge can be set up in your life in any season, but the winter months is where you see it most described. If you’d like to read more about how hygge got started and how you can add it to your life, read my article, “What is Hygge and How Does It Benefit Us In Everyday Life”.
5 Ways to Set The Scene For a Hygge Christmas
As hygge is an ultimate feeling of coziness and contentment, the scene can be well set over the Christmas holidays. Here are 5 ways to set up a Hygge Christmas for your holidays!
Get a Real Christmas Tree
Make it a family event! Is there a Christmas tree farm in your area? Go as a family, pick and cut your tree, and bring it home. Decorate your tree as a family. You will get the fun, fresh air and exercise from getting the tree and fun at home decorating it. In the days to come, you will have the joy of gazing at the beautiful tree and also engage your senses with the lovely scent through the season!
Use Christmas Lights
Nothing says comfort more than a dimly lit room with nothing but the glow of Christmas lights. Reds, greens, whites, blues and golds. It all speaks Christmas! Be cozy with your loved ones with this wonderful holiday ambiance!
Use Christmas Music As A Backdrop
Hygge engages all senses. Including what you hear. Christmas music is timeless. We listen every year because it just “fits”. When we create a Hygge Christmas, we are putting ourselves in the “spirit”. Just where we want to be!
Christmas Movie Family Night
Hygge doesn’t have to come from something physical. Hygge can also come through to us through our emotions. How we feel. The idea of getting together with just the family one evening and enjoy a binge night of Christmas movies is definitely some Hygge in the making!
Write Letters to Santa
Making memories is a part of what hygge is all about. How about setting the stage for some memory making? Create some Hygge Christmas experiences by getting together as a family and writing some letters to Santa. Memories in the making and conversation pieces for years to come!
Make Hygge A Part Of Your Christmas
Chances are, you have been creating many forms of a Hygge Christmas without even realizing it. The truth is, we have many traditions already established because they give us that really, comfortable and cozy feeling. Can we have too much hygge? I don’t think so. Merry Christmas!
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