Happy First of December! You bet I have the Holiday decor and music out, candle lit, Christmas wallpaper in the background, and enjoying a hug in a mug as I write this. I am so excited to share with you that I will be participating in Blogmas this year (my altered version that is!)
What is Blogmas?
The best way to describe Blogmas is as an advent calendar for the blogging world! (Most) bloggers will have a topic they will write about everyday for the month of December, typically leading up till Christmas eve or day! The blog posts will be more Winter/ Christmas/ Holiday themed!
What should we expect from you and what is your altered version?
As a busy stay at home mom of two boys as well entering my third trimester of pregnancy, I do not want to bite off more than I can chew right from the start! I am committing to three posts a week. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, there will be a new blog post mostly geared towards Christmas/ Winter/ Holiday themes! I will be also committing to posting after Christmas as well as I have a few post-Christmas & New Year type posts I would like to incorporate!
So… for my first post of Blogmas… Light the candle, curl up with some hot cocoa and enjoy a little read…
The Christmas Tag!
Why not start out Blogmas with a few popular Christmas questions:
What’s your favourite holiday movie?
This one is incredibly tough and I have my favourite Christmas holiday movies list coming, but I think once we start getting around to the holidays, I immediately get excited for Home Alone and A Christmas Story.
What’s your favourite Christmas colour?
White, White and more White! I know that sounds crazy but I love the warm white lights on a house and how it reflects so nicely against the snow. I love a white lit tree and white lights on all the garland. It’s simple but classic! (It must be the warm white – the blue light to me is a no no haha!)
Do you like to stay in your PJs or dress up for Christmas?
Hmm, I would prefer to stay in my PJS but it is nice to get dressed up cause that’s more rare!
If you could only buy one person a present this year, who would it be?
That’s hard! I have two (plus one on the way) kiddos! But if I had to buy just one person something, it would be my fiance. He has given us so much and is my rock. He deserves everything and so much more!
Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Growing up we used to do the big relative gift opening on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas morning we would open presents from Santa, stocking and our immediate family gifts. Now that I have my own family, we typically will have a Christmas dinner with presents on Christmas Eve and another day (Boxing day or another day), and then my family will open our gifts together on Christmas Day.
Have you ever built a gingerbread house?
Of course! I would prefer to decorate cookies though.
What do you like to do on your Christmas break?
Toboggan, snowboard, relax and watch Holiday movies, go to see Christmas light displays!
Any Christmas wishes?
Well as we are currently in a global pandemic (2020 ugh), I wish for us to be able to go back to a normal where we can see our family and friends, give them a hug and socialize.
Favourite Christmas smell?
Cinnamon or the smell of a fire!
Favourite Christmas meal or treat?
Stuffing! Hands down.. That’s a meal right? I love Gingerbread cookies (they have to be soft though) and peppermint bark (which I want to attempt to make from scratch this year).
What are you doing for the holidays this year?
As mentioned before, with our COVID-19 regulations, we are currently on a lockdown of no social gatherings outside of our home cohort. Meaning, if this extends to Christmas, we will only be celebrating a dinner in my house with my family.
We also want to visit a drive-thru lights display, go tobogganing (well, I drink hot cocoa watching from a distance), and lots of movies!
What’s your favourite holiday drink?
Hot chocolate or wine (really any wine any time… but especially being pregnant I am enjoying more and more hot chocolate this time of year).
What’s your favourite holiday/Christmas song?
Stay tuned for my Christmas playlist. But my favourite is All I Want for Christmas is You – How can that not get you in the Christmas Spirit.
What’s the weirdest gift you’ve ever received?
It wasn’t the gift itself that was the weirdest, it was the box it came in! Apparently on Amazon, you can buy joke/ prank gift boxes. Like this one here and here! I was seriously so confused for a good 5-10 minutes because I didn’t realize it was a joke box! They are great for White Elephant gifts.
What is most important to you about the holidays?
Spending time with family and close friends.
Are you participating in Blogmas or any Christmas/ Holiday type content creation over this next month? Let me know! Also, I would love to see your responses to these questions too!
See you Thursday!
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