There are many wonderful fun things about Christmas. Roasting chestnuts, mulled wine, eggnog, ridiculous amounts of food, friends, family, parties, presents...lots of things that conjure up warmth, cosiness and a nice oooh feeling. But this year that cosy warm lovely feeling has a trendy Danish name: hygge. It’s a good positive feeling and we want more of it. So, how exactly can we up the hygge factor this holiday season?
Simply put, hygge seems to be all about doing things that make you feel good on the inside and the outside in both big and small ways. Thick wooly socks are hygge. Candlelight is hygge. Curling up in front of a roaring fire is hygge. Spending time with loved ones is hygge. Hygge also means making the most of moments, simply taking in all the good times and living in the loveliness of the moment. Basically, it’s about relishing and enjoying right now. Doesn’t sound too hard, does it?
It would seem that all we need to do to hygge up the holiday season is to live and revel in everything more, whether it’s singing carols, wrapping presents or getting ready for that upteenth Chrstmas party. So time to round up your people, make some heartwarming memories, snuggle up on the sofa with something seasonably warm, watch some Christmas classics and bask in all those clichés that make Christmas. And look great in your warmest cashmere sweater whilst doing it all, of course.
And a very Merry hygge Christmas to all!
The Chicutopian (@barbedchic)