Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas spirit

Helsinki, 3 degrees

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If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.

As many of you readers probably know, Finland is the home country of the Christmas spirit - Santa Claus. This fact raises its head from time to time until finally when the time comes to await Christmas during November and December, it becomes inevitable. Therefore despite the fact that we don't have snow on the ground yet (although it has snowed a couple of times already in Helsinki, but until now the snow has melted away as quickly as it has hit the ground), Christmas is creeping up on every Finn already.

This week I've received some new Christmas decorations for our new home so our home is already starting to look Christmassy. We've decided that this time Christmas will be in white and silver rather than the traditional red. I'll show you some parts of the decorations in later posts but to get you into the Christmas mood, I thought it would be nice to share with you this stunning editorial I found called "Happily ever after...free people fairy tale" since I think it captures perfectly the spirit of waiting for Christmas. Check out Free People's catalog here.

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Are you already waiting for Christmas? What kind of Christmas traditions do you have?

24 comments:

  1. wow these photos are soooooooo cool! wish i could have a white xmas, but i live in new zealand, so we have a traditional kiwi christmas on the beach sort of thing :P if you check out my latest post you will see our native tree in the background that to us symbolises xmas :)

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    1. You should visit Helsinki sometimes then :) Kiwi Christmas? That sounds exciting, how's that?

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  2. Oh my gosh, I am so excited about Christmas. I can't help it! I just love the music and the lights....definitely feeling in the Christmas spirit after reading this post!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm happy to help in this matter :)

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  3. Awesome pictures! I hope to visit Finland for Christmas some time!
    Thanks for following me!
    I am following you back!
    Keep in touch!

    http://thescentofglamour.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for your comment! You definately should visit Helsinki for Christmas sometimes!

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  4. Beautiful shoot, it looks so mystical and gorgeous! I cannot wait for Christmas, it is my absolute favorite time of year! The day after Thanksgiving we always decorate for Christmas, so I'm really excited for that!

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    1. Thank you Francesca! What kind of Christmas decorations do you have?

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  5. Lolvely photos babe!
    I love christmas!!

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  6. Hi dear, thanks so much for your great insight on my last post, I really appreciate it. I especially liked why you wrote about telling your children. This is such a beautiful editorial, the rich colours and textured clothing amidst the snow look incredible. Excited to see your decorations!

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    1. Thank you Sam for your kind words!

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  7. Hej, din blogg är så bra! Kika gärna in hos mig och vinn en gästbloggning inför 1000 nya läsare och en länk ikväll! Allt du behöver göra är att lämna en liten kommentar!

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    1. Tack Johanna för din kommentar!

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  8. gosh, that is such a beautiful editorial! so gentle and dreamy but colourful at the same time. love love love it!
    but am I waiting for Christmas already? I do like Christmas and the overall feeling and vibe but I'm not waiting like crazy. I like it when it comes slowly. this year my family is coming to our place which means I and my fiance will arrange everything. we must finish the dining and living room before everything though.
    what about your Christmas?

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Thank you Maiken, happy you like it!
      As tradition says, I'll spend my Christmas at my mom's place here in Helsinki. She lives some five kilometers from me so it's not a long way :)

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  9. aww... what festive yet stylish photos! i would love to visit finland someday... :)
    we normally have a chritmas feast at 12 midnight on the eve when i was a child... i don't think i'm going to be able to come home this christmas but i am hoping for a festive one anyway. thanks for sharing!

    ♥, Jo
    http://www.StyleAt30.com
    {Style + Travel}

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    1. You should definately visit Helsinki some day, especially since you're writing a travel blog!

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  10. Hello Dear! I like your blog so much! Would you like to follow each other? :)

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  11. I love the Audrey Hepburn quote you used for the title of this post, and the photos really do look like they came right from a fairytale! I'm not in the Christmas spirit quite yet, but these photos are definitely helping me to get there :)
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Glad that you share my love for Audrey!

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