Currently / December 2018

Happy December, friends! Today I am joining Anne In Residence to share a few things currently going on in my life. What holiday things are you up to? Join us and share, it would be great!

Currently December 2018

Currently: December 2018

Gifting everyone — but so far it is happening only in my mind, haha. I actually haven’t even started buying Christmas presents yet. And now I am realizing that I should start buying present soon. However, I have been thinking about what to get for everyone for quite some while. So at least I have ideas!

Baking up an orange garland soon. I have seen these DIY dried orange holiday garlands on Instagram and I really want to try them myself. Seems simple but beautiful enough! Also I hear they smell wonderful, so that is an added bonus. I will also be baking gingerbread cookies and actually try decorating them this year.

Singing Christmas carols, especially at church. I love the Advent season at church as we include carols in our worship. I love carols because they always have such a beautiful message in them. So including a few carols in the worship seems just wonderful.

Mailing Christmas cards hopefully early enough this year. I am planning to write them tomorrow, actually, as December 6th is the Independence Day here in Finland. So I have the day off and therefore it seems the perfect time to write some Christmas cards.

Decorating for Christmas slowly, bit by bit. To be honest, I don’t own too many Christmas decorations yet. I am a minimalist at heart, so I always consider carefully what kind of decorations I want. White and all the greenery seems to be my favorites always, though. This year, I am hoping to find some more decorations because now I honestly own like 5 Christmas decorations! So yes, there is still space for more.

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  1. I think greenery is a perfect decoration for a minimalist – and the orange garland sounds perfect too! I love decorating with natural things.

    And I realized the exact same thing the other day – I was feeling like I had made progress on my gift buying, until I realized that all I had done was think up a list in my head, but not actually do anything about it! Time to get moving 🙂

    Thanks for joining in, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  2. Yay for having a day off tomorrow. I’ve gotten some Christmas cards written; I just need to mail them off…and of course, finish the rest. LOL I have random ideas for some people, but I definitely need to get some more gifts!


  3. You reminded me about getting the Christmas cards out. The orange garland sounds fun, and yes, the smells would be wonderful. And like you, I have been thinking about the gifts to buy, and now I need to get shopping. I bet there are some unique Christmas decorations you could get in Finland that will remind you of this time of your life for many years to come.

  4. Thank you for sharing your December with us. that orange garland sounds interesting. Please let us know how it turns out. I might have to give it a try!

  5. I’ve put myself on an every-other-year plan for Christmas. 🙂 One year I only do the basics; the next year I’ll do cards, more decorating, etc. So far, so good!