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Monday, November 14, 2022

Twelve (12) vegan-friendly Advent calendars to shop right now

November 14, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

For Christians everywhere, Advent is the period leading up to Christmas. For Catholics, this year, Advent starts on Sunday, the 27th of November. The word "advent" means "arrival" or "coming". 

Lately, the word advent has become associated with Advent calendars. Calendars filled with chocolate began to appear in the late 1950s and soon began to spread around the world. But, in recent years, these calendars have become more popular than ever.

wooden Advent calendar

While the date of the first day of Advent changes each year, mass-produced, Advent calendars tend to run from December 1st through December 24th. An Advent calendar helps count the days until Christmas, usually with a small item or phrase revealed each day. 

The proper way to work through an Advent calendar is to start with the box labelled "one". The point of the calendar is not to count down but rather to count up towards Christmas Day.

Advent calendars can have a variety of shapes and styles, from calendars designed for makeup lovers to fun ones that would be great for kids. And one cannot overlook the classic chocolate option.

Below, you can find links to twelve (12) vegan-friendly Advent calendars. Take a look!

  1. Art File Christmas Shop Advent Calendar Card • Art File Christmas Shop Advent Calendar Card • €5.43
  2. Hotel Chocolat The Advent Calendar, Dark Chocolate, 125g • Hotel Chocolat The Advent Calendar, Dark Chocolate, 125g • €15
  3. bareMinerals Clean Beauty Countdown 12 Day Advent Calendar • bareMinerals • €90.47
  4. The Letteroom - Wooden Reusable Christmas Advent Calendar With Car • The Letteroom - Wooden Reusable Christmas Advent Calendar With Car • €31.93
  5. Tea Advent Christmas Calendar • Palais des Thés • €35
  6. Personalised Wall Hanging Advent Calendar • M&S Collection • €22.30
  7. Cath Kidston Beauty Advent Calendar • Cath Kidston • €51
  8. William Morris at Home Bullerswood Beauty Advent Calendar • William Morris at Home Bullerswood Beauty Advent Calendar • €51
  9. Joe & Seph's Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar, 168g • Joe & Seph's Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar, 168g • €31.40
  10. A Christmas Sky Beauty Advent Calendar • Cath Kidston • €51
  11. Hip Vegan Advent Calendar • Hip • €16
  12. Garnier 12 Days Of Maskmas Advent Calendar • Garnier • €34

Which Advent calendar is your favourite?

Talk to you soon!

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Eight (8) Christmas books for adults

December 18, 2021 0 Comments

 Hello everyone!

Only one week until Christmas day! Some of you might still need a little help getting into the Christmas spirit. Just like the TV movies we all love to watch during the holidays, books can be just as festive. Christmas books are not just for kids; this post list books to read at Christmas for adults, including some romance novels, comedies, and even mysteries. In my previous post, I suggested eight Christmas books for children. This time, I chose eight books for adults! 

fairy lights on open book

The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan

An uplifting story of friendship, the festive season, and risking everything for the biggest gift of all!

The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan

Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

An unforgettably romantic novel that spans four Christmases (1914-1918)

Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

One More Christmas at the Castle by Trisha Ashley

A heartwarming novel about second chances.

One More Christmas at the Castle by Trisha Ashley

The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale by Philip Van Doren Stern

The Christmas movie It’s a Wonderful Life was based on this short story, which came to Stern in a dream one night.

The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale by Philip Van Doren Stern

Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

A fictional account of how Charles Dickens was inspired to write his famous novella, A Christmas Carol.

Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber is the queen of Christmas stories. If you love Hallmark movies, you will love this book. Did you know that there are six Hallmark movies based on Macomber's Christmas novels?

Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber

The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

A feel-good, holiday-themed romantic comedy about identical twins who switch lives in the days leading up to Christmas.

The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

If you prefer a murder mystery to a romance novel, this is the book for you. This detective novel was written in 1938. 

Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

Books help us relax, decompress and wind down after a long day. Curl up in a holiday blanket by the Christmas tree, diffuse some cosy essential oil blends, and enjoy these festive books for adults.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Eight (8) Christmas books for children

December 16, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!

The holidays are a magical time! Moods are high as we spend more quality time with our loved ones. A great way to spend time with the little ones in our family during the holidays is by reading Christmas books to/with them. If you are a parent or guardian, you can also add these books to your child's nightly bedtime stories.

Here are eight (8) Christmas books that the kids will surely love:

Christmas books

Merry Christmas, Mr. Mouse by Caralyn Buehner

The story of the Mouse family’s first Christmas. A lively story about discovering the joy and meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Mouse by Caralyn Buehner

Love Came Down at Christmas by Tim Wesemann

Gentle rhyme and beautiful artwork bring young readers to the manger to celebrate the gift of the Christ Child.

Love Came Down at Christmas by Tim Wesemann

A Night Like No Other by Werner Cherie

A book that shares the story of the first Christmas night.

A Night Like No Other by Werner Cherie

They Followed the Star by A.E. Dingee

From the Sony Pictures Animation’s film The Star. Bo the donkey and his friends follow the Star that leads them to their destiny.

They Followed the Star by A.E. Dingee

Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans

It features the popular children's character, Madeline. Madeline finds herself having to manage the needs of the school when everyone else falls ill. 

Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

A young boy boards a train and embarks on an extraordinary journey to the North Pole.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by ghosts, one Christmas Eve. 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Any of these books would also make a great gift!

My favourite Christmas book as a child was, and still is, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  What was your favourite Christmas book?

Friday, December 10, 2021

My Christmas wishlist 🎅🎄🎁 2021

December 10, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

Christmas eve is only two weeks away! So today, I’m sharing the items on my Christmas wishlist with you!

Christmas is the season of giving. If you are trying to figure out what to ask for, or what to get for others, then this post is for you! I always recommend making a wishlist so that loved ones can spend their money gifting you something they know you will love.

Christmas gifts

🎅 Dear Santa, 

I have been very good this year. This is my Christmas wishlist:

What's on your Christmas wishlist this year?