Fire blazing in the fireplace warming every corner of the room while brown sugar and cinnamon waft through the air. Snow falling gently outside the window. Curled up on the couch wrapped in a warm handmade blanket. This peace and tranquility is referred to as Hygge. It’s about acknowledging and being in the moment. A certain slowness accommodates this feeling. It’s about letting go of the craziness of the world. Putting away technology and connecting on a personal level with family and friends.
During the holidays, Hygge can take the form of baking cookies with the kids or watching your favorite holiday movie for the one-millionth time.
It’s about comfort and contentedness. Hygge is what you make it
For me it all about solitude. The blazing fire, warm coffee in the early morning hours before the day begins. Atop my mantle sits my favorite warmer putting forth the warm and comforting scent of vanilla bean, creamy sandalwood, and rich cedarwood, bringing in a little piece of the outdoors inside.
Later, the kids join me with their warm cups of cocoa and cable knit blankets and we gather on the couch to read holiday stories, play board games, make crafts while cuddling up around the fire. Simplicity is key to capturing the Hygge feeling, not just during the holidays but all year ’round.
Have a safe and joyful holiday season.