Christmas is all about celebration, fun, and bringing people together, right? Although 2020 has been a totally different year for all of us because of the pandemic, you still can enjoy all the fun of Christmas as a family even ifyou can’t be together in the way you’d prefer.
Since many places are still facing social distancing or even lockdown due to a second wave happening, what about being creative and going virtual hygge this year?
The key idea behind hygge
Pronounced ‘hoo-ga’, this is the Danish word that could be translated simply as ‘coziness’, but in fact, it’s much more than that – it’s an entire attitude to life in which people value going back to basics.
The first step is to slow down. We are always rushing, have somewhere to be and we are thinking about the next thing we have to do but to truly hygge you need to slow down and make your well-being a priority.
The key idea behind hygge is to enjoy the environment around you and what better place than your own home?
Scandinavian design is often about clean spaces, whitewashed walls, signature lights and lamps, and bringing old, traditional pieces with a history together. Hygge is about feeling homey, being in a space that feels good to be in, and having pieces around you that make you feel happy.
Due to increasingly stressful lives, an emphasis is placed on the need to ‘escape’ everyday life to experience true relaxation.
Christmas Hygge feelings
The holiday season calls for coziness. The weather outside is cold and snowy (depending on where you live of course), the twinkling lights everywhere telling us Christmas is almost there, Christmas wreaths on everybody’s doors, baking cinnamon rolls, Christmas movie nights with our loved ones, and the most important and most magical task of all – decorating the tree!
So, isn’t it the perfect match to give Christmas holiday a Hygge touch and innovate a bit going virtual?
Here are four creative ways to incorporate Hygge in our so called new normal in which everything is virtual for now…
1. Tree decorating party
When I think everything Christmas, I think of twinkling lights and obviously, decorating the tree. The entire family can make an event out of it by live-chatting as they decorate their trees. Simply set a tree decorating time that works for everyone, and then you can all decorate it and be safe in your home at the same time. It’s a fun way to share one of the most magical parts of the season. You’ll be able to see and talk about your family’s decorations and create a sense of connection while chatting about old Christmas gatherings, telling each other stories, going live on Instagram, and sharing pics of your trees.
2. Bake cookies together
Everyone in the family can set a time and choose cookies that they’d like to make and then have a group baking party with their phones. Everyone can make different cookies and share the pics on Instagram. And to add a little ante, why not have your family or IG followers vote on the most beautiful cookies in your stories?
You can also swap your very favorite cookie recipe with another family member and bake each other’s recipe.
After everything we all went through during this year of 2020 – this Holiday season comes with a great reminder: We should celebrate the joys of life, the little things in life that make us smile, and value those dear to our hearts! The spirit of Christmas is in your heart, and you can connect those across any distance.
3. Cozy crafting night on Zoom
DIY in style – Host a crafting night for your friends and family. This is, once again, something you can do both in person or virtually. Pick a craft you want to complete – a DIY ornament, mason jar gifts, wreaths, or maybe something for the kids. Whatever you decide, make it festive with some Christmas music going on.
4. Christmas gift baskets
Not having that usual big Christmas family gathering this year to exchange presents? No worries.
You can take advantage of the crafting night to decide on what items you should pick for a lovely Christmas basket and send your loved ones a very cozy and festive gift through the mail.
You can pick and choose what you want to put into this cozy gift basket, you may even think of some items that aren’t listed here. These are just simple, affordable items that can be apart of any gift basket for someone you like.
Cozy gift basket ideas:
Pajamas / Christmas sweater
Pamper Gift Basket Ideas:
These pamper gifts will hopefully inspire you for what you want to put into your special someone’s Pamper Gift Hamper.
Are you having a virtual Christmas this year? Let us hear your fun, hygge at home ideas!