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21 Days to go

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Taking advantage of my last sips of the delicious Caramel Machiatto I decided to write a bit. I just came back from doing some shopping for St. Nicholas. I bought lots and lots of sweets, tea cups and warm socks for my parents and for my grandmother. I’m very excited about this Christmas. Actually, no, I’m excited about Christmas in general, to be honest. I know, I know, it’s “over commercialized” and so on. I’ve heard this side of the story, too, because one my friends is a very cynical soul ( so am I in general, up to a point ). 

i just can’t help it, that warm feeling inside once December starts. I love everything about it. I get so excited when the first Coca-Cola commercial with Santa comes up in the cinemas, or when Starbucks change their cups to red. I love listening to carols on the radio, all of them! ( Last Christmas was once my favourite song, so yeah…). I enjoy the slight taste of cinnamon in every food and I actually always wanted to have one of those ridiculous red-reindeer jumpers. I can’t wait to walk with my best friend around the shops and buy all kinds of stupid things for the relatives or help her choose a gift for her mum. Or, walking under the lights in city centre, taking pictures. What about those cute Christmas-markets, where they sell mulled wine and ginger bread?

 I mean, how can anyone really hate Christmas?

I agree that the world doesn’t get better for a month, that people don’t change just because they see some lights on the streets and drink more hot chocolate. But it does send a positive message, to spread joy, make people smile. It should be more about that than about buying huge presents, I agree. And, like it or not, I actually think it brings a bit of warmth in this cold months.

 

 My favourite seasonal songs (that you probably never even heard) to cheer up all the grumpy cats out there:

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Present ideas

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This post is exact what the title announces: some small ideas for gifts this Christmas.

It’s hard to find these days something to lay under the three for the loved ones, as everyone has everything they already need. It’s even harder to find something cool and original.

I have decided to at least try and make it a bit easier for you this year to go shopping. So here’s my little Santa list:

1. DRAWINGSS
Anyone who is talented at drawing or sketching or painting should make something as a gift. To me, there’s no better present than a hand-made one. However, if you fear you are not really good at drawing you can build a scrapbook for your friends. It’s not expensive and fun to build. I bough a book for this, so I can give you some ideas.

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2. Books
Hobby books, literature, all work for me. It may be a little old fashioned for some, but I find books, interesting books a great gift.
A little tip: look for books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I’m a huge fan.

3. For those of you in a fandom, we know that anything related to the fandom is perfection. So, I have perfect gifts for us, cursed ones.

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4. Book postcards
Cover of books by Penguin are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. A must-have to all geeks.

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5. Heart-shaped photography holder.
It’s one of the best presents I have ever received and it’s a great way to hold all your memories in a gorgeous metal heart. You can find it in libraries easily and it makes a lovely present.
Tip: you can fill it with old pictures of you and your friend/ family.

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Hope I helped, even if a little, and good luck with finding the perfect ideas for your gifts this year. If you have any interesting, different ideas, please share them with me. ( I need you!!! ) 🙂

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter

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Okay, I have to admit I am one of those Christmas lovers. It it just the best time of the year and ever since it ends I am waiting for the next Christmas.
I have friends who hate Christmas and I can’t understand how you can hate this. It’s like hating puppies. Seriously. So, I have thought about why I like it so much and I’ve come up with a little list.
• The songs. For a long time my favourite song in the entire world was Last Christmas. Yes, I love these songs. Turning on the radio and hearing Mariah Carey and Queen and John Lennon just gives a certain lively feeling. Everything turns into Santa’s fm and well….I love it.
• The Starbucks cups. Winter only starts when those red beautiful cups appear. Buy a Caramel Machiatto in one of those and there you have it: Christmas in a cup.
• The lights. On every single house. On the big boulevards. In the trees. Like the whole town turns into a magical circus.
• Cinammon and apple sweets and hot chocolate. Those are the best. I live for these things.
• The movies. They may not be the best, Oscar-worthy movies, but they do have that unique sweetness.
• Present. Buying and receiving.

But these are just a few things. I love love love everything about this time. Everything.
🙂

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