As you read this, I’ll be on my way to Finland to celebrate Christmas with my family and I. Can’t. Freaking. Wait! I love Christmas, and I especially love all the traditions that come with it. I spent last Christmas in a much warmer climate on holiday in the beautiful island of Malta, and as lovely as it was, I’m actually ridiculously giddy to go home and get a (hopefully) white Christmas this year.
I’m going to be spending Christmas Eve (which is the main day for celebration in Finland) with my dad, his wife and my two little siblings and I think it’ll be really lovely as younger kids always bring a bit more joy, excitement and giddiness to the big day. On Christmas Day, which in Finland is more about taking long walks, relaxing and eating left overs from the night before, I’ll be going to my mum’s to see that side of my family and to drink ALL the glögi (our version of mulled wine) – I can’t wait!
This is also going to be the first Christmas at home that I’ll be celebrating as a vegetarian! That said, I never really liked most of the Christmas food anyway, so it shouldn’t make a big difference. I think I’ll miss Christmas ham a bit, but that’s about it! I’m actually pretty excited to find out what kind of new food traditions I’ll be making instead.
I want to wish you lovely, lovely lot the BEST Christmas – or, the loveliest holiday period if you’re not celebrating – and, if I don’t post anything else this year, a happy new year too.
See you on the other side! Thank you SO much for reading and commenting this year – it means so much. ❤️