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!