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10 Things that Make me Happy in Winter
Do you love winter? The snow, the cold, the Holidays?
Or do you dread it? Loathe it? Move from it?
Several months ago I was challenged to write a post about 10 Things that make me Happy. I was so excited to write it until I started!
I immediately thought of about 3 things and then drew a blank!!!
Can you believe that? A blank! I was supposed to write about 10 items and I only had 3!
Well, needless to say after a few more minutes I easily had my 10, plus so many more. That’s when I decided to do seasonal editions!
My first seasonal edition was Fall: If you happened to miss it, check it out – 10 Things that Make me Happy in Fall edition!!!!
And here is my second: Winter!
Now, it may not be my favorite season but honestly, when I was starting to write things down I came up with my winter ones faster than any of the others.
The reason: Christmas 🙂
Fall may be my favorite season but Christmas is by far my favorite Holiday!
Below, you’ll see some of the reasons why… but in no particular order 🙂
Who doesn’t love making snowmen?
Now, I’ll be honest, I haven’t actually made one in years but I look forward to introducing this to my little guy and seeing if he’ll enjoy it. We’ve been reading Frosty the Snowman for a while now so I’m hoping 🙂
And who doesn’t love making snow angels? Now this I know my little guy will be able to do…. so excited 🙂
Now, If you’ve read any of my other posts you may know that my all time favorite season is Fall. But my favorite holiday is undoubtedly Christmas! This year I was wanting to start putting up Christmas decorations even before Halloween lol. I refrained in case you were wondering but I love all the lights, the music, the festivities…. and of course the meaning of Christmas itself!
Do you have a real Christmas tree?
We don’t 🙁 And we haven’t for years. I will admit, our fake one is easy to put up but there’s nothing like a real Evergreen Christmas tree in the house. The smell, the look (sigh).
Have you ever heard of or done a cookie swap? They are the best. No better way to sample lots of different types of cookies/desserts than with a cookie swap.
Need I say more? 🙂
This is something I loved to do so much when I was growing up. Unfortunately I had knee surgery several years back and haven’t been brave enough to try it again. But maybe soon….
An iconic winter activity, right? When was the last time you went?
For me, it has been several years but I think my little guy is getting old enough we might be able to try some small hills. So excited 🙂
Ah, the changing of the years. A chance to let go of the old and bring in the new! It always feels great, doesn’t it? Even if there is some sadness that may come along with it too, for whatever reason.
I don’t know about you but, to me, there’s just something wonderful about sitting in front of a fire when it’s cold outside. We used to use our wood fireplace until we realized that it just created too much soot/dust in the house so I’ve resorted to finding fireplace apps or channels on my computer/tvs to at least pretend I’m next to a fireplace 🙂