Winter is now officially here! I am so pleased; I have been looking forward to cold weather for ages. Though it never snows which I am always sad about. Why where I live it will never snow? Anyway, for the first Christmas post, I decided to do a Winter Bucket List as the holidays are nearly here. Why when you have to work or go to school you are really busy but when Christmas starts to approach you have nothing to do? These ideas hopefully will inspire you to be more creative when you are bored this season.
1. Watch Christmas Films or TV Shows
Now you have a lot of time on your hands, why not celebrate the festive season with some catching up on TV Shows or perhaps a classic film? There is something so special about sitting down by yourself or with companions with some snacks and watching one or two films to get you in a merry spirit.
2. Bake Festive Treats
Speaking of snacks, why not bake some festive treats? I especially love gingerbread around this time of year as it is so easy to make! If you don’t have the time to make them you could buy some and hold a decorating contest. This seems like such a fun idea and is a great way to start the holiday cheer.
3. Go to the Cinema
As there is usually a load of films on at Christmas, why not go see one? I so excited for Paddington 2 and Downsizing; I wish the release dates would come quicker! If you can’t go to the cinema, there are plenty of films on TV like a Muppet’s Christmas Carol which can we all just agree is a classic?
4. Have a Bath
I personally love having baths and they are a perfect way to relax on a winter’s evening. With some nice warm water and some soothing body wash, you just calm down so quickly. I like spicing up my bath with sometimes a bath bomb. I really need to buy some new ones so I can try them.
5. Make a Hot Chocolate
My favourite festive drink (and probably everyone’s) is hot chocolate. I could probably bath in the stuff. So as the weather is cold, why not make a mug of it? Perhaps try and make it look as pretty as possible with maybe candy canes, marshmallows or whipped cream.
6. Decorate your Room
For something to do on a rainy afternoon, why not decorate your room? It doesn’t necessarily have to be even winter themed, it could just be a revamp. Perhaps get some new frames or pictures or even paint your entire room a different colour! With a lot of time on your hands, why not use it in a good way?
7. Learn How to Knit
I am so jealous of people who can knit; it is such a talent! Knitting is a really creative thing to do, especially as you can make it as easy or as complex as you like. I think a good starting project is a small scarf for a teddy bear and then gradually progress from there. Who knows maybe you will learn how to knit a jumper?
8. Take some Holiday Photographs
Photographs are a great way to record memories, so why not take some? They don’t have to be the most professional ones in the world, just lovely ones that can remind you of the fun you had in the holidays. Then, you could perhaps send them to relatives or friends as part of a card to show them what you did that Christmas.
Painting is really therapeutic especially if you are stressed out from exams or projects that are due after the holidays are over. To take your mind of them, paint! You can get really cheap paint-by-numbers sets at craft stores or you can just go for it and paint freestyle. I am not very good at it but I still enjoy it none the less.
10. Make Paper Snowflakes
I don’t know about you, but where I live it never snows. To make up for that, I make paper snowflakes. I absolutely love making them as they are so simple! I especially enjoy making different designs and experimenting with different styles of cuts. I might even do a post on a variety of types of paper snowflakes, so keep an eye out!
11. Build an Indoor Fort
With the weather getting colder and your house getting warmer, build a blanket fort! These are great fun to make and are a life saver when it is cold. I love being all cosy in mine and reading my book or watching a TV Show or YouTube Videos. There are so many amazing ones on Pinterest and I am so jealous as my one never turns out as good as the pictures!
12. Give a Gift to Someone
As Christmas is all about being thankful, why not reward someone for their kindness with a gift? It doesn’t need to be fancy or even something you have bought. I personally love homemade gifts as it shows that the giver really cares about you to give up their time to make something unique for you.
13. Listen to Holiday Music
As cheesy as it may be, listen to holiday music! This is the only opportunity you will get until next year to constantly play Christmas music really loudly. You could even hold a party and make a playlist for it of all your favourite Christmas songs.
14. Make a Scrapbook
As the year is slowly disappearing and as we are gradually moving in 2018, why not make a scrapbook from the year? This time is a great opportunity to spend an afternoon printing out photographs and decorating a photo album or scrapbook. You could even make a digital one!
15. Reach two hundred and twenty followers on my blog
I can’t believe how we reached two hundred followers; it is absolutely crazy! It really means a lot to me how much support I get from the content I produce and it really motivates me to blog. I can’t believe it has only been a year since I start properly blogging!
Unfortunately, I am not going to be doing Blogmas, but I am going to be doing festive posts all this month! I hope you will enjoy the new posts coming soon.