It’s a cold, wet, dark, dank, dismal Friday afternoon in July. I’m working the full day, I’ve written another 2,000 words for the How to Hygge Your Christmas book that I plan to publish in September and I need a break. What do I do??
Well, a sensible person would call through and ask if there’s any work to do for the Boss. But I know there isn’t, because I am that good that I am up to date and he needs time to dictate more for me.
I am also not a sensible person, so my thoughts instantly turn to Christmas… after all, it is July… and how the Hygge Manifesto (as described by Meik Wiking in his book The Little Book of Hygge and written about by me in this blogpost, The Hygge Manifesto and Random Thoughts) can be adapted to a season that traditionally is both the best and worst of times for hygge.
So I had a fiddle, wrote some copy and played with my favourite Christmas colours. Is there any colour combination as Christmassy as red, green and white? And here, for your delight and available as either a jpeg or a pdf is The Hygge Christmas Manifesto. I’m thinking of taking parts of this…. or the whole thing… and making my own cards with it this year.
Do you prefer a pdf? Just click on this link and you should be able to download it: Hygge Christmas Infographic.
There. That’s Christmas started. Next thing you know I’ll have put on the widget that makes the arrow look like Santa’s sleigh and added the effect that makes every page of the blog look like snow is falling all the time. Or not. I’m planning ahead here, I won’t actually go the full Christmas until December 1st because… well, that’s actually when Christmas starts. Although I will start getting ready from September because that’s the best way to spread the cost.
I’m still writing my How to Hygge Your Christmas book. I hope to have it ready for September, but if you’d like to read any more about my peculiarly British take on hygge (you don’t need white walls, unless you like them, but you do need a smile and a comfy corner) then please look me up:
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