Well, here we are, only a fortnight away from the big night. I hope your preparations are well underway, however you’re choosing to mark season. I also hope that you’re finding ways to infuse a little magic and wonder into these crazy busy weeks. It’ll carry you away with it, if you let it, trust me.
By the way, that’s my advent calendar in the picture, made by Jacek Chocolate Couture . They’re a local chocolatier in Sherwood Park, and holy smokes is their chocolate ever good! That’s my way of bringing back a little childhood magic in a grown up way. See? We have ways. I’ve even seen boozy advent calendars!
Treat yourself, too, okay? I got this gorgeous parcel from Quaintly & Co. the other day. Those mallows, wow are they ever good. The candle and bath fizzy smell divine. I can’t wait to try out the tea, and I’m just waiting for a low-key movie night to wear my cozy socks. I’m looking forward to exploring more of these products when I’m in the UK next year. It’s so much fun to have a little army of merry elves picking out pretty little gifts like this and sending them to me.
The point is, in the midst of doing for everyone else, you need to do for yourself, too. It is said that you can’t pour from an empty cup, so make sure your taking the time to replenish yourself during this very busy season. Whether it’s a coffee break in your favourite café with your favourite friend (even if that’s yourself!), or just taking a Sunday off and snuggling in bed all day, stop the hustle and look after you.
It’ll still be magical, I promise.