Hey, loves! Like everyone else in the world, I’m coming at ya with a winter themed post. I’m one of those annoying people who listens to Christmas music basically all year long. I just love this time of year because, generally, everyone is much happier. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas specifically, here are ten winter activities you can either do by your lonesome, with family, or with your friends!
1. Decorating your house/room
This can be either just for the winter season or specifically for Christmas. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I love the look of fresh pine branches around the house (plus they smell really amazing).
This is kind of location specific. If you live somewhere with plenty of snow, sledding is so much fun. However, if you don’t have snow, there are plenty of other fun outdoorsy activities such as hiking or swimming so don’t fret!
3. Winter walk
No matter where you live, winter walks are possible. There’s something so refreshing about the cooler air.
4. Movie marathon
Okay, I know that this is a year around activity, but it’s just a classic winter activity. Make some hot chocolate, grab a blanket, and settle in.
5. Cozying up with a good book
Yes, like number four this is another year around thing, but something about winter just screams cozying up inside. I hope to do a few book recommendation posts soon but in the meantime, I suggest picking up The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.
So you’re probably thinking, “God. Does she not realize that you can also do this year around?”. And yes, you can, and I do, but like movie marathons and reading, it’s so much cozier in the Winter. I really like to bake snickerdoodles, but you could even bake your own gingerbread for activity number seven!
7. Decorating gingerbread houses
See, here’s another one you can’t do year around (well you can but you know what you mean). As a kid, I always loved decorating gingerbread houses and men. It’s delicious, fun, and gives you a chance to tap in to your inner architect and interior designer.
8. Looking at lights and house decorations
If you’ve read my Where to visit in the US post (here it is in case you missed it), you’ll know that I spend a lot of Christmases with my family in Houston, Texas. Now, when people say that everything is bigger in Texas, they completely mean it. We always drive around when we’re down there at Christmas time and look at all of the insane lights and displays. If the weather’s nice enough where you live, you can hop out of the car and combine a winter walk and looking at lights into one!
9. Christmas caroling
This is a little specific, and I know that it isn’t for everyone, but I always love singing Christmas carols. Singing in general just makes me happy. However, if this isn’t your thing, you can always just listen to winter-y music in the comfort of your own home or listen to other people carol.
10. Family time
Finally, this is what the holidays are all about, and that’s spending time with the people you love. I use “family” loosely because close friends (and pets) can also be considered family as well. You can do any of these aforementioned activities together or something completely different.
I hope you enjoyed these ten winter activities. Let me know which ones are your favorites or if you have any suggestions for what I should do this winter!