23 December, 2017

wrapping | xmas diaries #4


THE QUALITY OF GIFTS DEPENDS ON
THE SINCERITY OF THE GIVER
- Ann Patchett -

What a wise quote. I have always thought that a sum spent for a gift does not matter at all, it actually does not matter what kind of gift it is inside a box too. Everything that matters is weather a present is gifted from a heart and with best wishes or not. Today was the day of gift wrapping - one of my favourite activities before Christmas day. Ohh I just love choosing matching colours, ribbons, snowflakes, paper... This year I decided to go for a more simple way - it turned out so cute but... perfect? However, the snow has already melted and it says that it is not going to snow during these holidays anymore, so instead of looking at white and even a little bit shiny white carpet, we will be persuaded to stare at a green grass outside... As a girl born in the North I prefer something white here on a Christmas Day, should I fly to Lapland? Ohh, it is definatly one of my dreams... Will it be packed into one of the boxes? Someday? We'll see.

17 December, 2017

winter / xmas diaries #3


CHRISTMAS IS A SEASON NOT ONLY OF
REJOICING BUT OF REFLECTION
- Winston Churchill -

I have never been a fan of taking abnormally large amount of pictures standing next to the Christmas tree in a city center. But for every action there
is a first time. Having almost three hundred pictures of me and a tree I can only choose four. Not because I don't like how it turned out but I still quite believe that it is more than enough to show how happy I feel about this period of year and how I am overwhelmed by Christmas spirit. If you thought that I do not like it, you are wrong, I am more than happy that it's December with its beautiful holidays as well. Furthermore, I am more than happy that I had an opportunity to commemorate these almost three hundred pictures when the earth was covered in snow. It feels so wintery and chilly but also somehow cozy and homey to me - ohh, I need a cup of tea and a beautiful Christmas movie right now, I feel more than ready for this after all.

15 December, 2017

morning / xmas diaries #2


IT IS CRISTMAS IN THE HEART THAT
PUTS CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR
- W. T. Ellis -

Listening to calm and lyrical songs brings me beautiful visions of cozy evening when all of lights are just kind of yellowish, kind of warm-coloured Christmas lights. However, right now it is morning, so before sun goes down and brings back that cozy evening feeling when you're drinking tea and watching a favourite film for the tenth (or more?) time, I'd love to enjoy everything what morning can give to us. To be a man who woke up incredibly early gives you an opportunity to experience every advantage of the early morning: rising sun, first sunbeams trying to get through your window closed with night curtains, a hot chocholate with a caramel croissant or a favourite tea (mhm... green) with some sweet cookies... The list is abnormally long
but I could go on and on... Stop. Do I need more words?

12 December, 2017

for her / xmas diaries #1


I AM SURE THERE ARE THINGS THAT CAN'T BE CURED
BY A GOOD BATH BUT I CAN'T THINK OF ONE
- Sylvia Plath -

Children say that Christmas is when you spend your time with someone that you love and care about, for short, a family. Even if the real meaning of the best holiday of the year is quite different, for many of us Christmas is a holiday of a family indeed. However, this beautiful holiday is inevitably gone along by gifts to each other. Many of us not only love to receive but also to gift. And choosing a great present for beloved ones can be a great challenge.

Wonderful scents of favourite flowers and fruits can be very pleasant while sitting in a hot bath. The best way to receive it is to use some high quality bath essentials such as shower gel, bath bomb, soap, bath scrub and butter, etc. I can assure that skincare sets are one of the best Christmas presents for her. Every woman would be pleased of a high quality cosmetics set. Even if it is one of the most popular ideas for gifts, I do not know any woman that is unsatisfied with such a present.