Aritzia blanket scarves cloaked as a cardigans because... yasss! The Christmas Cookie scent candle is back in stock from Bath & Body Works. The heat of the fireplace on your toes. A cup of hot chocolate on the daily. 1 glass of hot apple cider with extra cinnamon sticks please. Maroon coloured everything. Red lipstick, whenever possible. Beanies, beanies and more beanies. Structured wool coats - again from Aritzia. Or my favourite lux Mackage coats because they are gorgeous. Christmas sweaters that are dubbed ugly but in reality are freakin fantastic. Quoting ‘Merry Christmas you filthy animal’ over and over and over again. Michael Buble’s Christmas songs on repeat (thank you Amanda). Winter strolls while the snow is falling. Christmas cuddles under a blanket that just came out from the dryer. Holiday fuzzy socks. Cinnamon candles...scratch that. Cinnamon on EVERYTHING. Pine cone DIY’s! Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Gremlins, Nightmare Before Christmas, Elf and 1000 others. This Lisa Cosmetics warehouse sale because there are so many gift options there. The Christmas Market! Gift sets because somehow I find everything I need in them. Decorating cookies! That’s cute, does it come in a turtleneck? Heated car seats. Victoria Secret Pyjama sets! When snow looks like glitter reflects in the light. The holiday break used to spend time with my loved ones, myself, and my bath tub! Holiday cheer and the warm friendly feeling you get from your community (Christmas kindness).
The extra 5-10 lbs isn't noticeable under all the cute winter gear and as a plus, it will keep you warmer during the cooler months.
No need to shave your legs if no-one sees it (am I right)...although technically, I lazered off everything so I just need not to worry about shaving the few sporadic ones here or there. Nathan Phillips Square.
Decorations and decor pieces and lights and all the things that make you say...omg I NEED THAT (but you really don't).
The season of generosity and giving back fills me up with love.
Giving & receiving adorable Christmas cards. Learning about all the holidays, activities, traditions and non-holiday activities everyone else does during the break. CHRISTMAS TV SPECIALS!! Advent calendars, especially ones with chocolates. Secret Santa! ALL the shortbread cookies...drooling already. TUBING! The annual Improv Christmas party where I see my high school babies.
The twinkling lights plastered all over town.
Candy cane ice cream returns!
Decorating the tree.
Making home made soup.
Driving through neighbourhoods just to see their lights. Reading a new book by the fire.
The Nutcracker...even the Barbie version is adorable.
Post-Christmas shopping sales!!
Donating food, toys and clothes.
Potluck dinner with the entire family.
Thanks to a special loved one, Amanda, for sharing her winter list on her recent Instagram picture, I was completely inspired. What are your favourite aspects of the holidays and of winter? Enjoy each season and choose to live your best life by finding all the things that make your glass half full, not half empty. Happy holidays everyone! Let the winter inspiration, begin.