We are heading towards the end of the year and Christmas is fast approaching. I can’t help but ask myself ‘where has the year gone’, but I guess it’s the same every year. Christmas is over, it turns January and then all of a sudden it’s Christmas again. As if the rest of the year almost didn’t happen. It sometimes makes it a little difficult to keep up I find, but we can only try our best, and look forward to the good times it brings with it.
Christmas means different things to different people. For some it is a religious event that symbolises something important to them. For others it is merely a family event and a good ‘excuse’ to spend some quality time with the family, and then again some don’t even celebrate Christmas, but regardless of what Christmas means to people, I don’t think anyone would ague that it is just as good a time as any to get together with family and enjoy each others company and show each other how much we value and appreciate each other, and it being Christmas just makes it that little bit extra special with the cozyness it brings with it. Or the most appropriate word I can find is the famous Danish word ‘hygge’ that describes a time like Christmas perfectly.
‘Hygge’ is a word that is hard to define as it is very subjective from person to person. For some ‘hygge’ is spending time with the family, for others it is staying in with a cup of tea with their partner, or even having friends over for a barbecue on a warm summer evening, but regardless of what ‘hygge’ means to you, I think it is best described as a feeling you get in a certain situation, that most often will involve family. And Christmas is the prefect time for that.
So I will take this chance to announce that I will be starting my Christmas tutorials on Youtube shortly. This year I will be focusing on some of the common Christmas symbols like Christmas trees, snowmen, Christmas wreaths, snowflakes and a few more. I will be doing Christmas tutorials within all the mediums I work with at the moment, so that includes macrame, wirework and kumihimo and it can all be used both for making jewellery but also easily be adapted to make Christmas decorations. So I hope that you will join me for my Christmas tutorials this year and can find some inspiration from them.