20 Things That Make Me Happy During Winter

Tonight is the night!

Christmas Lights

It’s the official Christmas lights switch on in my city tonight, and as I was walking home from work the Christmas songs were booming, the Christmas lights were twinkling and the crowds were bustling – it’s safe to say, I’m completely soaking up the Christmas atmosphere this evening. Although they’re a little bit late this year, me and Matt are putting up our Christmas decorations tonight too.

As much as I love Autumn (and I mean, I really do love Autumn), it passes by so quickly and soon the beautifully coloured leaves are brown and crumbling, the colours fade, and nature goes to sleep. Then Winter arrives, and yes it’s less beautiful, and yes it’s colder, but there are endless reasons to smile.

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To celebrate, here are 20 things that make me happy during the Winter months:

  1. Christmas songs (I love them all)
  2. Fairy lights everywhere
  3. Poinsettia
  4. Big, hot meals
  5. Snow
  6. Buying new Christmas pyjamas for Christmas morning
  7. Scented candles
  8. The lovely mood people are in around Christmas time
  9. Christmas movies
  10. Early nights and spending so much more time snug as a bug
  11. “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”
  12. Lots of layered clothing and big coats to keep us warm
  13. Christmas snacks in bowls around the living room (is that just my family?)
  14. Wrapping and buying Christmas gifts
  15. Photographing Christmas lights, winter scenes and winter memories
  16. Not feeling guilty when you want to stay in, because it’s cold outside
  17. Fluffy socks every day
  18. Getting advent calenders for the cats
  19. Late night shopping (the atmosphere always puts me in a Christmas mood)
  20. My beautiful, warm, cosy flat where I can come home every evening to my gorgeous Matthew, and little fur babies ❀

I’m so excited! The Christmas atmosphere continues to build for me up until the big day, unlike most people who say that if they start to get excited this early, it’s less exciting for them when Christmas eventually arrives.

This turned out to be quite a soppy post… but Winter is lovely – I’m glad it’s starting to arrive.


What are you favourite things about the Winter months? Do you enjoy the Christmas atmosphere?

-Morgan

24 thoughts on “20 Things That Make Me Happy During Winter

  1. I do love the Christmas atmosphere. Even though I am an agnostic, I feel like everyone can participate in the celebration of the season. The decorations, the lights (especially the lights) and the mood most people seem to be in. It is all wonderful. I don’t like when people turn their lights on before Thanksgiving though.

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    • Hey! That’s my bad, I forgot I gave you my blog email and not my personal, so I haven’t seen any of your emails.
      Just having some food, and then going to email you back πŸ™‚ I have a few little ideas, not anything proper yet, just some things to send you to see what kind of style you like πŸ™‚

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  2. Oh, lovely Morgan! Here we have autumn yet and not only according to calendar! Christmas decorations are in process yet, but you can find them already. I do love Winter, actually, every season has its sweet moments. I enjoy snow and wait for it so much. I do love Christmas evening and New Year because family is together and you can simply relax!

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    • Do you live near London? The lights always look stunning there, they put so much effort in.
      And yep it is! So excited! I never care that they’re all “rubbish”celebrities because I generally end up loving them all in the end anyway πŸ˜€

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      • Yep I do, just a twenty minute train journey into the centre of London. They absolutely do, I love seeing them at Christmas! Ugh, I know they’re all rubbish celebrities but most of them I also fall in love with πŸ˜€

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  3. On my list of things making me happy this winter is reading your blog Morgan. Such enthusiasm for everything you talk about, love it, always makes me smile πŸ™‚

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