This is what Christmas means to us.
The most important part of Christmas is something Mrs. T brought with her from Denmark. It is called "Hygge". There is no English word that hygge can be translated into, because it is simply more than a word, it is a feeling and a state of mind, body and soul. It is coziness, love, quality time and usually accompanied with great food. 🙂
That being said, it doesn't mean that hygge can't be learned by someone from outside of Denmark. It is in fact very easy.
First things first: Slow it right down!
This goes for everything we do, cooking, spending time together and just being, not doing. After all we are human BEINGS, not human DOINGS. 🙂
Secondly we must get in touch with friends and family on a personal level, not just through a text or email, but face to face and actually spend time together and talk, play games, cook delicious foods and sit down together and eat it SLOWLY! (put your phones away too).
Third, enjoy it, have fun, be present! There is nothing less hyggeligt than spending time with someone who is so busy, they don't have time to spend quality time with you. We know everyone is busy, but is that really so? Could it be that we make ourselves busier to seem more important? How about we just relax a little and spend our energy on where it really matters: on our loved ones! Wouldn't that be awesome. We like that a lot. 🙂
This is how we love to celebrate Christmas, and any time of year for that matter. We take it slow and enjoy every moment of it. We really love spending time together in the kitchen cooking up some yummy Christmas treats and also every day foods.
Merry Christmas everyone! Be safe and spend lots of quality times with friends and family.