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My Finnish Christmas

I know Christmas has been and gone and you’re all probably completely over it by now but I just couldn’t help sharing a few snippets of my festive holiday to Finland!

 

I’ve always loved Christmas more than any other holiday – as a kid it was because on Christmas Eve (the main day of celebration in Finland) I was always just the happiest kid around – nothing could get me down. We’d have our own little things we would do year in, year out, such as decorating giant heart shaped gingerbreads for every family member and eating rice porridge at midday – I’ve just always been a sucker for a good tradition.

 

 

As I grew older the magic of Christmas of course diminished a little bit but I do still love it. As an adult I can see (and sometimes feel!) the stress it induces in some people but I am still the number one fan of it all – I’m even getting pretty good at getting my presents early! This year I was actually done by the end of November – no one has time for Oxford Street two days before Christmas…

 

 

This year we didn’t get the white Christmas I had hoped for but I can’t complain – the weather was absolutely beautiful on Christmas Eve. We had a walk at sunset in the old town (and I of course forgot to take my camera, typical) after which we headed back to the house for ALL THE FOOD. I have to make a confession though – I am that weirdo who doesn’t like Christmas food at all! That said I HAVE made my own Christmas Eve dinner tradition: ham, potatoes, peas & soy sauce. Gourmet, right? Who knew soy sauce could be so festive..

 

 

Sparkling wine time! Now that I can get on board with…

 

 

Oh, and my favourite Christmas song? Fairytale of New York, always, with this coming as a close second. Don’t judge!

 

I hope everyone had a lovely festive period and are now looking forward to the coming year. I definitely intend to make it as amazing as I can!

 

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8 comments so far.
  • I must admit I do love a traditional roast turkey dinner, but that all looks delicious! Don't tell anyone but I love Driving Home For Christmas too!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

    • I have to say that I think I would actually prefer the English version of Christmas dinner – I do quite like a roast dinner! In Finland it's more fishy things and casseroles which I'm not the biggest fan of.

      It's such a feel good song isn't it! πŸ˜€

  • Ai, oliko joku joulu jossain πŸ™‚ Eilen heitetiin kuusi pois, muut koristeet lΓ€hti jo aiemmin. Mun suosikkihetki joulussa on nykyÀÀn tuo kuplajuomahetki πŸ™‚

    P.S. Mulla on uusi blogi πŸ™‚

    • Haha kuplajuomahetki on hyva!

      Olenkin jo seuraajana <3 Jee!

  • Oh my gosh, I didn't even hear fairytale of new york ONCE this year!! I love seeing how other people celebrate, thanks for sharing such lovely photos πŸ™‚ Just found your blog, looking forward to reading back through it!

    we are dannah | perth lifestyle blog

    xo

    • Haha it's not too late – sneak in a cheeky listen today before all the decorations are thrown away!

      Thank you so much for your kind words πŸ™‚ x

  • These photos are so lovely, sounds like you had a great time! Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? πŸ™‚

    The Fashion Road

  • Hi Louise, thank you so much! πŸ™‚

    I will definitely go have a look x