This year the lead up to Christmas has been a very different one. My life is different than it ever has been, since I have practically moved out from my parents and set off to university. Therefore, some of my usual traditions have been somewhat compromised or differed.
This has it’s positives though. For the first time Christmas has crept up on me as I haven’t been longing for it. I haven’t been waiting for a holiday or for a period where I can forget my stresses and be happy since I’ve been having fun in my course, with new and old friends. Even with essays to do, I’m enjoying my university experience and I think that’s important. For once, Christmas seems like the cherry on top of this amazing end of my year. Christmas is an extra present at the end of it all.
Of course, Christmas this year has meant so much more too. I get to spend time with my family which when living in a different city is much harder than it used to be.
Anyway, hello Christmas, you’ll be with us in little more than a few hours. I wish everyone a splendid day tomorrow!
Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://gunnercooke.com/gunnercooke-christmas-reading-list-2014/
I have recommended Ingrid Nilsen, MissGlamorazzi, on a few occasions previously. This time I’m recommending her because she is doing a DIY December series on her main channel. In these videos she does some Christmassy crafting and some Christmassy cooking every other day up in December until the 25th.
So far Ingrid has made a wreath with fairy lights, hot chocolate, a garland with rosemary and cocktails… and there’s still much more to come!
Check out her first few #DIYDecember videos below:
PS. Until January, I’ll be taking a break from posting, so I wish you all a very merry Christmas (or Holiday) and a very lovely New Years!
Today I’m recommending my top 5 YouTubers who are taking part in Vlogmas this Christmas Season. If you’re unfamiliar Vlogmas is a Vlogging Everyday tradition starting on December 1st and ending on December 24th, Christmas Eve. I will leave you with day one of each YouTuber’s Vlogmas to give you a taste of their content.
Number 1 – Catrific
Number 2 – TalkBeckyTalk
Number 3 – Jenna Ezarik
Number 4 – Chyaz Vlogs
Number 5 – Tanya Burr (and Jim Chapman)
Tanya’s husband Jim, while not doing Vlogmas this year, vlogs every weekday anyway so it is worth adding him in here too. Click on his name to check out his vlogging channel!
To continue this year’s Christmas theme, that of me showing you gift guides by some of my favourite YouTubers, here are some videos by Dani Austin and Ruth Crilly…
Fleur DeForce on YouTube is becoming a regular recommendation on my channel. This time is because of her wonderful Christmas videos, mainly gift guides, which I love to see every year. Since I’m not able to make my own gift guides on my blog this year, which were largely influenced by Fleur’s videos last year anyway, I thought I’d leave you with her wonderful (and recent) videos.
Last year I did gift guide posts as we got closer to Christmas, this year, I have to admit, I don’t have time. But… I didn’t want to just neglect the idea altogether so today I leave you with TalkBeckyTalk’s recent videos (plus a lush haul video she put up) and on Monday, I’ll share with you some of Fleur DeForce’s Christmas videos.
It is almost that time when we greet each other again. People believe that you are Santa, Father Christmas, St. Nicholas, whichever name the man in a red suit goes by but I don’t believe that he is you, rather, I believe he is only a part of the wonder that is Christmas.
Christmas, you can be seen in each and every person who smiles this time of year, whose face lights up with joy at the sight of fairy lights, or with the smell of pine needles. Every person who chooses to embrace this season for its simplest things shows the true meaning of Christmas.
Dear Christmas, I see you as a time for forgetting what might stress me, for forgetting those responsibilities that get me down. Christmas, you allow me to be happy just because I can be, just because the calendar reads December. Christmas, you give me cheer in many forms this time of year; through music, film, food, through a way of living. Christmas, you give a burst of positivity after yet another tiring year, you remind me to reflect and be thankful for all the good that I have seen and felt. Christmas, you remind me to show the ones I love that I love them and that is why you are so important.
Thank you for always picking me up at the end of every year, thank you for giving people a reason to be happy. Thank you for giving me a reason to be happy.
Ps. Hello! I wrote this in a very short period of time. I just tried to get my thoughts down and I know this isn’t written particularly well but I felt like I needed to post something a little more personal, a little bit more appropriate for Christmas time. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and if you don’t celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays – have a wonderful day tomorrow!
Disclaimer – I do not own the photo in this post it is from: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=droidconsulting.livewallpaper19
Inspiration for this post came from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAy1UkOt9nY