Since I was a little kid coziness has always been very important for me. I grew up with lit candles, cozy blankets and movie nights, the whole family got together and had our cozy time in the weekends, specially in Christmas, then the coziness was full on and the only times we dressed up was on Christmas Eve and New Years.
When Marc O´Polo approached me about participating in their #CasualChristmas campaign I thought this would be a great opportunity to tell you guys what makes this time of the year so special for me.
Finally it is December and the big day is just around the corner. I already started making my hot chocolates, put on my cozy pants, warm knits, sweaters and prepare Christmas gifts! For me this time of the year is to be with family and friends and share our stories and love. My family is spread around in different cities, and we always try to get together on the holidays but on Christmas it is a must, no one will ever miss being together on Christmas, it is a tradition that will always be, so next week I will finally fly to Mallorca. We are quite a big family there, a lot of Swedish families together, so we often celebrate in a house by the mountains. We all arrive some days before Christmas to prepare, we make candy and gingerbread houses, but we don’t only cook, we also play games, have yoga sessions, go on hiking tours, have wine tastings and just spend quality time together.
This year will be different because most of the families will travel, so this time it’s just me and my “real” family, but I am also looking forward to that, then we can give each other extra love. We have also been quite busy the last months so this year we will just cuddle in the sofa with hot chocolate and movies, maybe a hike tour to feel better after all the candy!
Anyhow, as I wrote, Christmas is about being with the family and to cuddle, to use this time to do nothing but being lazy with blankets, cozy clothes and fun family games! We are all so productive during the whole year so for Christmas it is ok to just relax, we deserve it!
Here is a little gift guide that I made for you with some of my favourite Marc O´Polo pieces for the cosiest December days, maybe some gift ideas for your closest or maybe even for yourself :)
For some more #CasualChristmas moments check out Marc O´Polos Instagram.
Have a cozy Christmas loves! xx
Photos by Klemens White.