Below is a small glimpse of my Christmas in Denmark which was all about family time, good food, beautiful walks, shopping and great presents!
Et voici un petit aperçu de mon Noël au Danemark qui se résume à de bons moments en famille, de succulents repas, de belles promenades, du shopping et de superbes cadeaux!
This year I will spend Christmas in Denmark …
My husband being Danish we alternate each year between France and Denmark. I will of course miss my french family terribly but I look forward to spending the holidays in Denmark because I love Danish Christmas meals and I will make the most of this time there to go shopping and admire the beautiful Christmas decorations, to laze in a cocooning café, to read a good book with candles all around … in short I can not wait to enjoy the Danish “hygge”! In the meantime I would like to share with you this Scandinavian Christmas atmosphere by showing you some extracts from catalogues of three Danish brands that I really like.
Cette année je vais passer les fêtes de Noël au Danemark…
Mon mari étant danois nous alternons chaque année entre la France et le Danemark. Bien que ma famille ici en France va me manquer énormément je me réjouis de passer les fêtes au Danemark car j’adore les repas de Noël danois et je vais profiter au maximum de ce temps là-bas pour faire du shopping et admirer les très belles décorations de Noël, pour flemmarder dans un café type cocooning, pour lire un bon livre avec des bougies tout autour… bref je suis impatiente de me mettre au “hygge” danois! En attendant j’aimerais vous faire partager cette atmosphère de Noël scandinave en vous montrant quelques extraits de catalogues de trois marques danoises que j’aime beaucoup.
Pictures from the catalogue: http://catalogue.brostecopenhagen.com/catalogue-aw171/?page=1
Pictures from the catalogue: https://issuu.com/fermliving/docs/po_-_x-mas17_issuu
Pictures from the catalogue: https://issuu.com/tinekhome/docs/tinekhome_christmas_collection_2017
I am really looking forward to Christmas as I will be heading to the south of France to spend time with my family. I have tough tried to create a little bit of Christmas atmosphere at home. I would like to have a Christmas tree but as I do not have so much space I alternatively chose to take some tree branches and decorate them with beautiful baubles…..
or other ornaments such as this Magnolia leaf from the Danish brand Georg Jensen
I recently bought this Christmas candle jar from the french brand Bloolands which contains a little LED lamp lighting on automatically at the same time every day.
Small angels light up the stairs every evening…
There is one thing I particularly like to do… it is to create my own Christmas cards and envelops. I find it more personal and special in a way. My family and friends will receive a personal message written by hands in a special envelop made by me. I like that idea! So here is how I created my own cards and envelops:
- I chose a picture I took last year at Christmas time ( the calendar candle at the right top on the picture here below) and make it as postcards. (I used the printing company Cewe but you can use the one you want!)
- I wrote a personal and encouraging message on the postcards
- I selected some nice ads/pages from magazines or catalogues related of course to Christmas and fold them as envelops.
- I wrote adresses directly on the envelop or tape a white label on depending on the background. Adresses have to be visible!
Finally I bought some beautiful Amaryllis!
What are your Christmas preparations?