Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Month of Faves: I Love December


There are so many things I love about December. I will try not to keep you reading for the next two hours though, and only talk about four of them!

For my entire life, I have gone to a Christmas Eve Service the night before Christmas. When everyone circles around the dark church with their candles and sings "Silent Night," it officially feels like Christmas is here.

For the past few years, we have counted down to Christmas with the kids using Christmas books. They get to unwrap a Christmas-themed book each night and I love watching them enjoy stories they haven't read for months.

My husband is a genius and he put twinkly Christmas lights up in our bedroom. When you curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book or have kids come in for early morning snuggles, everything is a bit more homey and magical.

We all know that one of the happiest things about the cold weather is a warm drink. Personally, I love Nutella Hot Chocolate, some apple cider made in the crockpot, and the pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha coffee creamers I can only get in the winter.

What are your favorite holiday things?


  1. That's such an awesome Christmas tradition :0)

    Tanya Patrice

  2. What a great idea for a Christmas countdown! One of my favourite things is an advent calendar that my mom cross-stitched. Each day has a little ornament to hang on the tree. :)

    1. That sounds like such a special way to go through December. I love it!

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, your husband and your children. I love the idea of wrapping the books and then reading them each day. Now I understand that you're using books you have right, not buying new ones each year?

    Nutella hot chocolate, I'm in--- even though I've never tried it! And twinkly lights, I failed here, because the cheap strands I bought don't connect together and one doesn't work right, etc. But next year I want to string a whole bunch around the kitchen, which is the heart of our home. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and look forward to your reviews!

    1. Yes, the books have all been purchased. We had a bunch already several years ago and then I shopped a few sales to make sure we had a full 24!

      I hope it works out with the lights in your kitchen next year. They definitely made our house feel a bit cozier and more festive!