Holidays are the time when crafters do their magic and come up with their most inspired creations. Some of them are most inspired by Christmas, some of them by Easter or Halloween.
We conducted a poll to see which holiday topic of these three, is the most inspiring to craft about. And the winner is... Christmas!
So we gathered for you 5 reasons why we love Christmas (besides that they are very inspiring) :
1. Buying and Crafting gifts for your loved ones.
If anyone tries to convince you that ‘retail therapy’ does not work ,they are dead wrong – well, at least at Christmas time. Shopping or crafting gifts for friends and family in this season, is extremely exciting. What is even more exhilarating is trying to keep their presents a secret from them.
2. Fairy lights and pretty decorations.
New lights and fresh decorations mixed with old ones give a feeling of warmth and happiness. When these are up, everyone knows that Christmas is near, and this is enough to brighten even the most gloomiest of moods. Decorating a tree is a pleasure worth experiencing in life. This joy is compounded when you know there is a gift waiting for you under the tree. (Why can’t I be just a little self-indulgent at Christmas time?)
3. Listening to Christmas carols.
The joy of listening to Christmas carols with a cup a cocoa is one that is matched by very few other things in life. Snuggling in a blanket with family and friends, and humming these tunes can cheer one up immensely. It encourages a feeling of closeness, and leads one to feelings of joy no matter how bad things in life may be.
4. Family get-togethers.
This is the time when all your favourite and not so favourite chachas, mamas, nephew, nieces, and cousins gather at your place for a big feast. With all the traditional dishes and sweets, the house full of festivities, and we feel like one big happy family. Yes, there is the occasional family drama, but hey, that’s what Christmas is all about.
They’re the reason we’re always dreamin’ of a white Christmas. Sure, snow’s cold, wet and if you play with it too long the ends of your fingers might drop off, but that won’t stop us. In fact, we love making them so much, we’ve tried making it an all-weather activity, persuading friends and family to help us build fog men, hail people and wind women. No-one was that bothered about helping out though. Maybe because we were nude.