Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Hygge

It seems fitting that my last hygge post of the year should be during the Christmas season. Celebrating with family and friends, especially at this darkest, coldest time of the year provides an abundance of hygge moments.

There's the food, special things made only once a year. Some of those foods are things that go back to our childhoods. Cookies our grandmothers made, or the special stuffing recipe our mom used. And some of those things are new treats we try, things so rich and decadent we wouldn't think of making them on a regular basis. This is the first year I've made turtles.


There are the traditions many of us share, like putting up a tree.


And some that are unique to our own families, started for reasons we've long since forgotten, but carried on faithfully from year to year nonetheless.


It is a time of the year that seems made for those of us who love to work with our hands. It might be knitting strange creatures called Korknisse.


Or making something out of paper.


It's a Westie in the tree.


And a Westie under the tree.


Topping the list of hygge things at this time of the year is spending time with my family, and I a anxiously counting down the days until they arrive. My wish for you is that this season will be filled with light and joy, friends and family, and that you will experience many hygge moments as you celebrate together. Merry Christmas!

27 comments:

  1. Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family. Have a fabulous Holiday.
    Meredith

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  2. Merry Christmas to all your family! Have a wonderful week!! Chris

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  3. Turtles, tree and everything else is "looking a lot like Christmas", conga rats on having family in for the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Lynne

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  4. Love the look of those turtles. Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. x

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  5. I love the turtles and the korknisse. I just came across the word "nisse" for the first time yesterday in Jostein Gaarder's "The Christmas Mystery", funny how you can go your whole life without ever hearing something and then it pops up two days in a row. I hope your family arrive safely very soon and that you all have a wonderful Christmas together. CJ xx

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  6. Those turtles look delish, I'll have to try to track down that recipe, Kristie. The reindeers are adorable, and of course you must have a Westie tree decoration. We still have a terrier angel on our tree, bought for our late and last doggie pet.
    May you and your delightful family have a Very Merry Christmas, and lots of special days together. Enjoy the season!

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  7. Beautiful crafty things! the paper creations catch the light beautifully. Have a wonderful time with your family xxx

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  8. My mother made some very simple cookies at Christmas time, but only then, so they would feel special. You have inspired me to set the butter out to soften.

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  9. Wonderful Hygge things all round! I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas! xx

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  10. Those colourful paper stars are gorgeous! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and much more hygge to celebrate in 2015.

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  11. All your festive goodies look wonderful, especially the turtles :) Hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy 2015 x

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  12. I always love your hygge posts, Kristie. Holiday hygge is especially wonderful, I think. The turtles look delicious, they came out beautifully. The decorations look lovely and everything is very cozy and warm. It looks like you are well and truly ready for Christmas!

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  13. Your turtles look delicious and I loved seeing all your family traditions. Fergus makes a very good model under the tree! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family with no mechanical break downs! Sarah x

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  14. Merry Christmas to you and yours from a rainy UK. I think I may have to start some baking traditions this year, maybe I can still find a festive biscuit cutter or two to make biscuits lathered in melted chocolate!

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  15. Merry Christmas to you, I hope you have a wonderful time with your family, just don't eat too many of those turtles!!

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  16. Such a happy, cosy Christmas post, Kristie. I have so enjoyed your hygge posts this year. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

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  17. I have that Westie ornament, too! We put our tree up yesterday and Gabriel had to touch everything within reach with his nose. He was a good boy, though---at least where the tree was concerned. I found a pack of chewed-up crayons in the bathroom. I was making ornaments and hanging them on the tree. Perhaps he thought he'd add his contribution by "working on" the crayons he'd found in a box of art supplies I'd left open on the floor. My 26-year-old came home to help get the tree and make ornaments. He mentioned how much he loved our traditions. Now I know why I keep our traditions going. :-)

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  18. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family ( both humans and those with four legs) Jaana

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  19. Merry Christmas to you and yours! What beautiful paper stars, and the reindeer collection is adorable. :)

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  20. Merry christmas to you, have a wonderful time!

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  21. I make turtles as well from a recipe I got year's ago from the Harrowsmith magazine. They are totally awesome, a bit fiddly but definitely with the effort. Enjoy!

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  22. I love the westie under the tree :) Have a very merry Christmas!! Enjoy your family :)

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  23. Those tissue snowflakes are very cool! Merry Christmas!

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  24. Lovely post Kristie. I just love those little Korknisse people which you've shown us before, they're gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you and your family. P x

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  25. Korknisse!!! Regular, store bought turtles skimp on the chocolate. I like the ratio of ingredients much better with yours.

    Merry Christmas Kristie! I hope you and your family have memorable (in a heart-warming way) holiday season.

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  26. Lovely post and Merry Christmas
    to you and yours.
    Cheers, Anita.

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