Hey everyone! Welcome back to another day of Blogmas 2018! Today is another tag post to spread a bit of festive cheer since working in retail at this time of year means extra shifts and long hours 😂
A huge thank you to the wonderful Angela (from Hiding Behind Books) for tagging me to do this post! I fell in love with this idea when I saw her original post and couldn’t wait to write up my own answers. If you’re not already following Angela then you definitely should be! She’s such a truly wonderful member of the book blogging community and a generally top human. 🎄📚
- Answer all prompts.
- Answer honestly.
- Tag 1-12 people.
- Link back to this post.
- Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
- Have fun!
A Gift You Received or Want This Year
Hmm, I haven’t really asked for much this year. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a scarf that I saw in Oliver Bonas and a pair of wireless headphones. Usually, I’d ask for books but since I work in a bookshop I tend to pick up things that catch my eye when I finish a shift 😂
A Favorite Holiday Treat to Have Every Year
Oooh, so many! Bailey’s hot chocolate is always a favourite of mine (you can check out a recipe for it here!) as well as Yule Log 😍 Then again I’m also a sucker for Christmas dinner which comes as a treat (because there’s so much of it) – no better time for sprouts!
Ghost of Christmas Past
A Holiday Memory from Your Past
There are so many wonderful memories of Christmas from when I was young. One of my favourites would be from when I was in a full-blown Barbie phase and was given an inflatable bed (meant for sleepovers). Of course, I wanted it blown up on Christmas morning but got distracted by other toys after a while. I came back into the room to find my dog curled up on the bed, snoozing away 😂 She stayed there all day and we even have a photo of it on our windowsill.
Buddy the Elf
“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
A Holiday Song You like to Sing Each Holiday Season
I love a Christmas playlist and any excuse to listen to the festive tunes but one that I never go without is All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey! It’s such a classic! You can check out my top 10 Christmas songs here!
An Unpopular Toy You Really Wanted to Get One Year
I don’t know if I ever asked for unpopular things – when I was young it was usually whatever was on the TV adverts or in the Argos catalogue 😂 When I was about seventeen I asked for kitchen equipment as I was off to uni not long after?
A Moment When Your Heart Grew Three Sizes
When I was at secondary school we took part in Operation Christmas Child (or The Shoebox Appeal) every year. The basic premise is that you put together a shoebox for a child (boy or girl, and of a certain age group) and it gets sent around the world to a child who lives in poverty and wouldn’t otherwise have many presents to open. It’s such a wonderful cause and we got to see a video of just how happy the children are when they get their boxes.
A Tradition You Like to Do Every Winter
Decorating the tree! We stopped getting real trees a few years ago (too much mess) and I love putting the lights and ornaments on. Having the tree up always makes me feel so festive and cosy!
A Moment You Believed in a Holiday Wish/Miracle
One year I was genuinely astounded that my older brother had gotten me a limited edition Bratz doll (complete with evening wear – I was obsessed with them for the longest time) and figured that some kind of miracle must have taken place to have gotten such a cool gift from him. He followed it up the year later with an alarm clock, so back to business as usual 😂
Cindy Lou Who
A Favorite Holiday Tradition
In my family we always have a mini Christmas on Christmas Eve. We go over to see my Nan (who can’t really hack a full on Christmas Day anymore) to open a few presents, spend some time with her and have a bit of lunch. It’s always a lovely day as we get to share some festive time with our nan without stressing her out.
Frosty the Snowman
A Memory Involving Snow or A Memory You Would Like to Have Involving Snow
I loved having snowball fights when I was younger. I haven’t had one in a while but when I was about thirteen I remember having a huge snowball fight with all of the kids on my street (and some of our parents) as it got dark. I was giddy with excitement and wanted that night to last forever!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A Holiday Activity You Like Doing
Christmas shopping! I love scouring shops and the internet to find the perfect gift for someone special to me. The moment that you know you’ve got it is just such a heart-warming feeling and means I can’t wait to give it to them 😊
A Favorite Holiday Saying or Quote
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
Jo from Online Blanket Fort
Vicky from Roaring Bookworm
Laura from Roachie’s Reviews
Kelly from Paperback Adventures
Emma from Emma R
Emma from Emma’s Books
Amy from Fleur du Belle
Jen from Jen Rose Writes
Molly from Molly Marcelle
Anna from Stralthy
Thank you for checking out my Blogmas 2018 posts and I can’t wait to share the rest with you! Check back tomorrow for more festive fun 🎅🏻
I’d also just like to point out that I don’t want to cause any offence to those who don’t celebrate Christmas, these posts are just a bit of fun to go along with my own personal celebrations.