Hygge Christmas…The word Hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) is a Danish word that symbolizes a feeling of coziness and warmth. A hygge lifestyle is one that’s content with simple things like a warm blanket, fuzzy socks, and family time.
The holiday season is the perfect time to embrace the hygge lifestyle. During the cold months, there’s nothing better than spending time with family members in a cozy home.
Hygge (pronounced ˈho͝oɡə/) is basically the art of living cozy. It comes from the Danish culture and traditions of living a content and cozy life. Since my family is Danish, I have felt especially drawn to it…
This includes lots of candles, wool socks, sweet treats and just a general calm in our lives While hygge can be embraced any time of year, it is most easily achieved during cold winter months and the holidays especially when you add a hot cocoa bar to any gathering.
I absolutely love this little book of hygge that lays of statistics of the joy that embracing this lifestyle can bring. All according to the happiness institute.
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Oh how I love to Hygge during Christmas time! It is my favorite time to embrace the elements of living a cozy life. A girls gathering during this time of year is especially rewarding.
Things can be relaxed and unpretentious. Ask guests to come in comfy clothing like a warm sweater to set the tone for a casual evening with good food, good company and a relaxing night for all.
Serving traditional Danish food is a great way to add natural elements of Danish culture. The perfect cosy christmas breakfast should be “melt in your mouth” delicious. My favorite hygge Christmas idea is using our favorite ebelskiver recipe to make these little Danish puff pancakes on Christmas morning!
Ebelskiver is something the whole family can help make because the process is so much fun! The morning is also the perfect time to start serving hot cocoa! Besides, the kids love hot cocoa on a cold day and it is the festive season!
Along with ebelskiver and hot chocolate, I love making instant pot apple crisp. For chocolate lovers, this chocolate orange cake is for you! These dishes are perfectly sweet that creates such a cozy atmosphere which puts everyone in a good mood!
I find that crockpot apple cider or a candy cane Christmas mocktail washes these desserts down perfectly. If peppermint isn’t your thing, you should try this gingerbread martini mocktail! My family and I think the best time to serve mocktails is on Christmas eve when the Christmas excitement is high.
Modern Christmas Gathering
Just a few things make any holiday get together a modern gathering. First, keep things simple. This includes simple decorations, attire, and even the menu.
A few simple dishes that you love will be wonderful. Keep your decor to a minimal with fresh greenery, a simple big christmas tree and even homemade, DIY Christmas ornaments.
Modern Christmas Decorations
Keeping it simple is key to modern Christmas decor. That’s why I love these simple ceramic and wood houses. They have little tea lights in them and are so beautiful!
When decorating your minimalist mini Christmas tree, use natural decor like these wool ball garland or wood ball garland in natural colors. Fairy lights or classic Christmas lights are also a great addition for just a touch of sparkle.
I love putting a big gorgeous sign like this custom one from Generation Farmhouse next to the tree for a great full modern effect. I also love adding an advent wreath to our front door!
I have always loved the idea of dried orange ornaments ever since my mom read me the book, Christmas Oranges as a little girl. I still read it for my kids and want to put these on the tree the night we make them.
I found a great recipe that couldn’t be easier from She Keeps a Lovely Home forhow to make dried citrus Christmas ornaments. For easy modern wrapping paper, just use butcher paper! It is clean and fresh especially when topped with cinnamon sticks and fresh sprigs of rosemary or pine.
Homemade gingerbread ornaments
You guys, these gingerbread ornaments are the perfect easy diy project! Three simple ingredients and some fun in the kitchen will give you tree ornaments that you will treasure forever.
Let your kids decorate them with craft glue for a bit more pizzaz. You can use them year after year if you store them carefully between tissue paper.
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