Sunday, December 1, 2013

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska wont make it white.

Helsinki, 2 degrees

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And so it happened, that the first Sunday of Advent reached Helsinki in snow. Yeah, that's right. Last night we experienced the magical feeling of first snowfall here. I'm sure I don't have to tell you how wonderful it is to see those snowflakes fall down from the sky and leave a white blanket on the ground. Today since we had plus degrees, the snow melted away but they're promising that it might snow again tonight! How exciting!

Ja niin siinä sitten kävi: ensimmäinen adventtisunnuntai vastaanotettiin lumen peitossa! Viime yönä saimme kokea kauniin ensilumen täällä Helsingissä, ja vaikka se sulikin pois päivän aikana, ensi yöksi luvataan taas uutta lumisadetta!

I thought since it's the 1st of December that I would ask you to suggest to me Christmas related subjects that you would like to read about on my blog. That's how I've thought this year's blog Christmas calender would look. Are there things you've been wondering about during this year? This is the moment you'll been waiting for. You can ask me questions or suggests topics for the upcoming blog posts!

Ajattelin, että tänä vuonna joulukalenterini blogin puolella toimisi niin, että vastaisin teidän kysymyksiin tai kirjoittaisin teidän valitsemista aiheista. Tässä on siis oiva mahdollisuus ehdottaa blogille jouluisia aiheita tai esittää kaikentyyppisiä kysymyksiä minulle, jos jokin asia on teitä lukijoita askarruttanut. 

The theme of this blog post is Advent and Christmas calenders. I recently bought the Advent buttons that you see here above through Etsy from Nicenicenice. I think true Christmas calenders are for families with children. At our home they function as surprise signs, and me and my boyfriend surprise each other every day with small ordinary gifts until Christmas Eve.

Tämän blogikirjoituksen teema on ensimmäinen adventtisunnuntai ja joulukalenterit. Ostin hiljattain adventtinapit Etsyn kautta saksalaiselta Nicenicenice -verkkokaupasta. Mielestäni hard core joulukalenterit, jotka riipustetaan seinille, kuuluvat lapsiperheisiin. Meillä nämä napit toimivat yllätysnappeina, ja yllätämme poikaystävän kanssa toisiamme jouluaattoon asti pienillä arkisilla lahjoilla. 

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How do you celebrate the first Sunday of Advent? What kind of Christmas calenders do you like?

Miten te vietätte ensimmäisen adventtisunnuntain? Millaisista joulukalentereista te pidätte?


22 comments:

  1. I am so excited that it is finally December! This is my favourite time of year. I think you should definitely post about your favourite holiday traditions! :)
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the hint, I'll definitely take you up on that!

      xxx
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  2. December my fav month ! i love holidays and winter !!! thanks for visiting my dear :) i am following you via GFC :) please follow back dear :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  3. what a nice blog you have here !
    wanna follow each other ??

    http://www.ryokogurl.com/

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  4. hard to believe it's only 24 days away

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  5. we decorated some of our rooms (dining and living room, kitchen) and that's pretty much it, to be honest. when it comes to Christmas calendars mine is with chocolate of course but the ones with small presents look lovely and very exciting as well :) and you should for example post your wishlist for this Christmas.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Oh, how lovely it sounds! Thank you for the suggestion, I'll definitely take you up on that!

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  6. Hi hun, stopping by to wish you well for the week ahead. Happy December! These calendars are sooo cute and pretty.

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  7. such a nice blog hun ! would you like to follow each other :) xx
    www.ambifashin.com

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  8. nice post!
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  9. What a lovely Post ,great Inspiration!

    kisses :)

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  10. I love your idea for a Christmas calendar! My husband and I are like big kids, we usually both have chocolate calendars - this year mine is a bit more grown up as it has nailpolish in it instead of chocolate. But I think next season we will have to adopt your idea, it's brilliant :)
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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    1. Thank you Cee! How nice that you'll try it next season!

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  11. yay for december&christmas!
    love your blog..would be smashing awesome if you could check mine out and follow :)
    xoxo
    living-over-the-rainbow.blogspot.com

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