Blogmas Day Twenty-One – Letter to Santa

I haven’t written a letter to Santa in years, and I thought it would be a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. I’ve always been a big believer in the magic of Christmas, and I don’t think anything quite captures that joy and sense of belief like writing a letter to the big man in red himself. Plus, just because I’m twenty now doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy some of these child-like traditions, so why not?

Blogmas Day Twenty – Great Ways to Give Back this Christmas

One thing that I think is always important to remember amid all the joy and celebrations is that it is always important to show our gratitude by giving something back. After all, this has been a more challenging year than most so even if it’s in the smallest way possible, like donating £5 to a Hedgehog conservation society, giving back in whatever way you can make such a big difference and can make someone’s festive season. So that’s why today, I’m going to be sharing a few ways to give back this Christmas, that also happen to be covid friendly!

Blogmas Day Eighteen – Ideas for last-minute DIY Christmas gifts

I’ve always thought that DIY gifts are always just a little more special than store-bought gifts because they require a little extra thought and energy to put them together, plus they are inadvertently more personal. However, the only problem with some DIY gifts is you sometimes need a degree in engineering, carpentry or chemistry to make them and with Christmas day looming, not a huge budget to work with and neither the time nor skills for something like a hand-crafted dollhouse, so easy, budget-friendly DIY gift ideas are key. So, if you’re stuck for ideas for some people this year and are trying to think of something fun and personal that you can make/assemble for a friend without breaking the bank or risking cutting a finger off, here are some fun ideas for last-minute DIY Christmas gifts!

Blogmas Day Seventeen – 5 tips for Healthier Skin this Christmas

I was originally going to post about some skincare tips for winter, but then I realised … that wouldn’t be such a great idea because I’m not having Christmas in Winter, and many people spend the holiday season in shorts and shirts battling the heat instead of bundled up in blankets, snuggled up inside. Thus, I have changed gear a little with the direction for my skincare tip post. Instead of linking it to one specific climate or season, my skincare tips today are going to be all about Christmas!! Here are 5 tips from me for how you can look after your skin and have healthy skin this Christmas – I hope you enjoy!!

Blogmas Day Sixteen – Guest post by Elena (Christmas sustainability)

Today I have a special post for you all. When I put out the announcement for guest posts to all of you in the Blogosphere, I also put it out to my close friends both at home and university and so today I am sharing one of those posts. This post is written by one of my friends Elena – we’re both doing the same degree and are both passionate about the environment so today I am sharing with you Elena’s post on having a more green Christmas this year. I hope you all enjoy it!

Blogmas Day Fifteen – How to practice Self-Care this Christmas

It’s so important to practice self-care, especially during Christmas time. Amidst all the merriment, you must take the time to nurture yourself mentally and physically. We can’t all be rays of sunshine all the time and Christmas does take a lot of effort and energy. So today, I’m going to share a couple of ways that you can practice self-care this Christmas, so you can look after yourself and keep the crazy at bay, as well as a special surprise at the end so be sure to keep reading!

Blogmas Day Fourteen – Dealing with Christmas-time stress

I think we can all agree that just because we have all of those positives, holiday stress is still a real thing that can have a very real impact. The holiday season can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. There always seems to be a million things to do, a never-ending shopping list or so many things you need to make/buy/prepare, and there are only so many hours in the day. People tend to put so much pressure on themselves to make Christmas feel as big, magical and unforgettable as possible. So today, I’m going to be sharing some tips on how you can hopefully have a more stress-free Christmas this year. I hope you enjoy it!!

Blogmas Day Twelve – My top 10 favourite Christmas films

In case it wasn’t clear already, I absolutely adore anything Christmas and movies are no exception. So … I’d like to invite you all to join a little challenge with me: to try and watch every single one of the movies on this list before Christmas. You can do it alone, with your partner or with your family but the goal of this challenge is to get you into the holiday spirit but also to force you to take some time for yourself and just relax with your snuggly blanket. So, without further ado, here is my list of favourite holiday films and my challenge for you to get that Christmas cheer going. Good luck!