Hope all of you who celebrated Christmas this week had a wonderful holiday. Such a magical time of year! After Christmas and New Years, it can kind of seem like the magic of the season is over, and all that’s left is a couple more months of frigid temperatures and longing for spring. I actually don’t think this is true! There’s still lots to love about winter beyond the holidays. Here are my faves:
Photo: Urban Outfitters
1. Getting Snuggly
All of you who longed for sweater weather in the dead of summer rejoice! Break out the blankets and knitwear and park it in front of the fire. The extreme temps and ugly winter storms = the best time to catch up on your reading list or watch all those Netflix documentaries you’ve been wanting to see but kept putting off. What rainy day activities have you been putting off, by the way?
2. Ice Skating
There are ice skating rinks everywhere this time of year, even in SoCal! It may seem a little silly depending on the weather in your area, but it’s just one of those things you have to cross off your winter bucket list! Gather a big group of friends and hit the ice while you can – you’re bound to leave with a ton of memories .
3. Closet Clean Out
After the holidays are over and you’ve gotten comfortable in your winter wear, it’s time to think about cleaning out that closet. It’s a great mid-winter activity because you can distance yourself from most of your coveted seasonal clothes, and can really rethink your wardrobe before spring.
4. Baking Party
Baking is something we all say we’d like to do more of but few of us actually do. But when the weather’s got you down, there’s no better pick-me-up than baking something warm and sweet. I recently pinned this delish looking cake that totally got my creative juices flowing.
5. Brainstorming Resolutions
Some people dread this winter activity, but it can be refreshing to think of the New Year as a new start. No matter your opinion, it’s always nice to reflect on the past year and look toward the future with optimism and intent.
What are your must-do winter activities? Share them below!
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