Getting in the Christmas Mood

Getting in the Christmas Mood

For most people, now that Halloween is out of the way the Christmas vibes have started to creep in although admittedly, I’ve been singing Christmas songs since Mid September (and getting told off for it). Now I think it’s finally an acceptable time to get excited for Christmas, I thought I’d share with you a few of the things I’ve done this year to get myself into the festive mood!

Pinterest

There is absolutely nothing better than sitting on Pinterest for hours ten minutes and pinning the hell out of alll those festive pins. For me, there’s nothing better than a bit of Christmas inspiration to motivate you and get you thinking about what you’re going to do this year. I’ve decided that this year, my wrapping is gonna be the bee’s knees so I’m pinning lots of content to spark up some idea’s. If you love all things Christmas like me, follow me over on pinterest to see what I’ve found so far!

Festive photo

To-buy lists

I’d like to think that I’m a very organised person when it comes to Christmas and I always browse the internet and write down some idea’s for gifts. I tend to think about all the people I’d love to surprise and then go from there, although this of course tends to change as soon as I get into the shops and see something amazing but it always gives me a head start! The idea of finding something someone will love always cheers me up so writing out these lists early (to Christmas music of course) always gets me right in the mood. It’s always a fab idea to do this early as if you’re going to make something yourself it gives you plenty of time to prepare and pick up everything you need!

Christmas Adverts (Spoiler alert!!!)

Yesterday a lot of the Christmas adverts were released, and personally I love watching them all as it’s something everyone generally gets excited about. Whether it’s the supermarkets having the whole nation in tears or the Coca-Cola lorry on its annual outing, there’s always something to cheer you up. The John Lewis advert that everyone’s been waiting for was finally released (which means it’s officially time to get festive) and although it’s had a lot of mixed views, it was another I absolutely loved. I think people may have missed the deeper meaning (or I could be wrong) but to me this advert shows how selfless we should be around Christmas; the monster gets the little boy a present to help him sleep after seeing just how worn out he is staying up all night, even though it’s apparent just how much fun they were both having together.

The monster put the little boy first which I thought was really sweet – it certainly worked for me! Another one I have to mention is the Marks and Spencer advert that came out just a few days ago. I loved this one and I can safely say I think Christmas definitely needs some more little bears around!

Getting in the christmas mood

Blogmas

As I only started this little blog in March, this is going to be my first ever Christmas in the Blogosphere and I’m very excited about it. I decided a few weeks ago that I was going to participate in Blogmas and create new christmassy content for you every single day. I’ve been using my bullet journal to plan ideas and I’ve already got a fair few written up and ready to go, which has obviously put me in the Christmas mood as I’ve been focusing on it so much.

Are you participating in blogmas this year? Let me know what kind of things you’ll be doing to get yourself into the Christmas mood!

Ciao,

Saz Sinclair


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  1. Debra-Bow
    November 11, 2017 / 11:00 am

    AHHH This has totally got me in the Christmas mood. I LOVE CHRISTMAS.
    I totally agree on Pinterest… It’s amazing for everything, right?! I’ve already been using it for Christmas inspiration especially for our little party were having with friend’s too. To-buy lists are also brill, I’ve got two going at the minute with about 10 people on. (We have a big family) but I’m trying to stay low on presents and the lists are a good way to stay in line, lol. I’m excited for your first Christmas in the blogosphere too! This one will be my THIRD One, eek. Blogmas will be amazing and I’m excited to read all of your posts xxxxxxx

    • November 11, 2017 / 11:28 am

      Im so glad – I love Christmas so much too!! I have a big family and I would no doubt forget someone If I didnt list things down! Aah I cant wait for your blogmas posts too, thanks honey!!xxx

  2. November 11, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    I’m feeling so freaking festive and I love that you do too! I’ve bought so many prezzies already and can not wait to give them to my friends and family! Loved this post x

    • November 14, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Me too aaah Im so glad I’m not the only early bird excited for Christmas!! Thank you!!x

  3. November 11, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    I’ve never liked Christmas and the last 5/6 years or so I’ve always been such a Grinch but this year I’m really trying to embrace it. I’ve already made a Christmas Pinterest board which I LOVE and bought a few presents and wrote some cards for some bloggers who I’m doing a card swap with! It’s quite nice getting prepared and excited for a change (: xxx

    • November 14, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      There is nothing better than a Christmas Pinterest board!! Wow I have started presents but not cards that is very organised!! I hope you enjoy it a little more this year!!xx

  4. November 11, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    I’m not a fan of Christmas, but I wish you the best of love in blogging, you have a lovely blog design!

    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

  5. Meera
    November 12, 2017 / 1:57 am

    I usually love Christmas but this year I’m really not feeling it. Maybe I need to start getting into the Christmas mood by listening to christmas music and creating my to buy lists !

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    • November 14, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Im sure Christmas Music will definitely get you in the mood, I hope the festive spirit gets to you soon!!xx

  6. Abbey @AbbeyLouisaRose
    November 12, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Hooray for Christmas! This year I’ve been feeling more festive than ever, which I think is largely due to getting excited about Christmas blog content! I have been loving shopping for Christmassy blog props for photos, having them in my room puts a big smile on my face! I definitely need to start using Pinterest more as it’s so fab for inspiration! I can’t wait to have a completely free weekend to start gift shopping! I know what I want to buy already, it’s just a case of hitting the high street!

    Abbey 💜 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • November 14, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      I think my Christmas content has got me in the mood too!! Yes Christmas props are just so lovely they make me so happy!x

  7. Kayleigh Zara
    November 13, 2017 / 10:02 am

    I feel like some of these are really important ways in which to get in the mood for Christmas! Blogmas I wouldn’t say would get me in the Christmas spirit as it is a lot of hard work and can be a bit too much sometimes. Thanks for sharing x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • November 14, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you! It definitely has been a lot of hard work but I’m enjoying it!!xx

  8. November 13, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    I’m excited for Christmas! I also spend hours on Pinterest haha! I’m going to be doing Christmas on a budget this year because I’m a poor student!

    Sian x
    http://www.theenglisheverygirl.com

    • November 14, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Who doesn’t spend hours on Pinterest?! I try and budget but it never works!! Haha xx

  9. November 13, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I have decided to do blogmas this year, as like yourself I started blogging this year, and want to get on board with it. I am excited and already have a weeks content scheduled! I have been pinning bits here and there surrounding Christmas and it gets me excited. My bullet journal and blogging notepad is starting to fill up with Christmas content ideas!
    Loved this post,
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

    • November 14, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      It has been a lot of work but in excited for blogmas!! I love my bullet journal I couldn’t imagine being without it now! Thank you so much!x

  10. November 13, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I feel like us bloggers are always a bit more hyped for christmas, with blogmas and all aha! For me all I have to do is walk into Debenhams or M&S and I’m in the festive mood! x

    G

    • November 14, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      I know blogmas has got me so giddy!! Ohh yes when all the shops are decorated its so magical!!x

  11. November 14, 2017 / 6:45 am

    pinterest is my JAM. i genuinely spend hours and hours and hours on that little baby!! im loving all the festive pins at the moment too. just wishing i was more creative haha!

    mmmhmm im loving all the christmas adverts too, swear to god this is like the happiest time of year! freakin LOVE christmas!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • November 14, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Its amazing isn’t it!!! I cant imagine not loving christmas its sooo magical!!xx

    • November 14, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      Theyre just so infectious I cant stop singing!! Thanks honey!!xx

  12. November 14, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Yes, making present lists are my absolute fave! It gets me far too excited haha x

  13. November 15, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Pinterest is one of my favourite ways to get in the Christmassy mood and just search for anything, it’s an amazing platform. I can’t wait to see all of your Blogmas content either, I’m doing it too hopefully! xx

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      Thanks hun, enjoy blogmas!!xx

  14. November 16, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Can’t wait to see read your blogmas posts! It will definitely get me in the festive mood 😀 I like to combine the two and use pinterest to help with present buying. I have a secret board called gift ideas and throughout the year when I’ve seen an item a loved one or friend would like it gets pinned to that board. It’s been a life saver with organisation this year haha!

    VioletDaffodils

    xx

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      Oh thats a brilliant idea I might have to steal that for next year!!x

  15. November 16, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I also started to sing songs in September, lol! Can’t wait to read your blogmas!
    This post has really got me ( if that is anymore possible) in the xmas mood! xox

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      Aaah im so glad! Thank you!

  16. November 20, 2017 / 9:34 am

    My friends hate how excited I am for Christmas!! This year I have been super organised with presents, going out and buying them definitely put me in the christmas mood!

  17. November 20, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    December is my birthday month so I never really get excited for Christmas until like the week before because I’m the type of person who drags my birthday on for as long as possible 😂

    Loved this post girly! Your bullet journal is so pretty!! 😍

    Love, Melissa x
    lovemelissax.co.uk

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      I completely understand that! Thank you so much hun xx

  18. November 20, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    I think I’ve been in Christmas mode since November 1st! I love it, it’s my favourite holiday. So excited to see your blogmas posts. I’m doing blogmas this year as well and ive loved writing the posts for it

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

  19. November 20, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    This post definitely has me looking forward to Christmas a little more. Here in the US we’re still awaiting Thanksgiving this week, but I think everyone is already over it and ready for Santa! I just started blogging regularly and I want to participate in blogmas this year. I’ve been jotting down ideas and getting ready and I’m so so excited to see how it goes! Such a wonderful post. I enjoyed reading it for sure!

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Thankyou so much! I hope you enjoy blogmas!

  20. November 20, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Your bullett journal looks great!
    Tbh I’m still in grumpy pre-Christmas mood. Mostly because it’s my birthday in a couple of days and I detest getting into a Christmas mood before that.
    But I do agree, I plan out gifts a long time before too!
    Blogmas sounds great; I think I’ll do a little art advent calendar on Instagram instead; but I hope you’ll enjoy it, and I’ll be sure to check out your posts :).

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Thankyou! The Instagram calender sounds like a great idea!

  21. Creative Nails
    November 20, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    It’s always great when it starts getting closer to Christmas, and seeing people getting into the mood! Seeing them small little bits like the Christmas adverts, it getting colder and snuggling up warm. Just makes you realise ‘omg it’s Christmas soon!’ haha. It’s great! I really need to start sorting out presents though haha.

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:18 pm

      It really is its my favourite time of the year by far!!

  22. Corinne and Kirsty
    November 20, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I am getting in the christmas mood too but I am sooooo unprepared, omg! My christmas game is on point on Pinterest but that’s the only place ahah xx corinne

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:18 pm

      Aaah I would be stressing so much if I wasnt prepared haha!

  23. A Cup of Wonderland
    November 20, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Absolutely loved this post! Pintrest and Blogmas/VLogas definitely gets me into a Christmassy mood! I won’t be doing Blogmas but I can’t wait to read everyones posts! x

  24. November 20, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Yesss to all of this! I love Pinterest, all the aesthetically pleasing photos get me feeling so festive. Christmas music always gets me in the mood as well and I’ve definitely been feeling it earlier this year due to doing Blogmas x

    Alice http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      Pinterest is the best!! Good luck with Blogmas!!x

  25. November 20, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Great ways to get into the festive spirit, I’ll be participating in blogmas too! I can’t wait to see/read everyone’s content, it’s such a magical time!

    Tx. // MusicGeekOnline

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      It really is magical, enjoy Blogmas!!

  26. November 20, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I start feeling festive as soon as the summer draws to a close and I love that this year more people seem to be getting into the Christmas! Good luck with Blogmas lovely!

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      I feel this year so many people are Christmassy too!! Thank you so much I think I’ll need it!!

  27. November 20, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I love getting into the Christmas spirit! Also, I’m am doing Blogmas for the first time this year, which should hopefully be fun!

    carriefi.co.uk

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Good luck with Blogmas!

  28. November 20, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    I wonder if I should do a blogmas, since I’ll be busy but I will try! I love Christmas with all my heart, and I can’t wait to buy myself some advent calendars. littlewritingworld.wordpress.com

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      I think Blogmas will be so much fun I’m excited for it!!

  29. November 20, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    I’m more a New Year Girl than Christmas but I do like a good Christmas movie & tend to record a lot of them while I’m at work to watch on an evening 📺❤️💋

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      You cant beat a festive film!! I love New Years too!

  30. November 20, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I adore Christmas! I put my tree up a few days ago and its made me so happy! However, I’ve been told countless times to take it down as its still November, then I reply and said that I started listening to Chrismas songs in September! I’m so excited for Christmas!

    Ciara | http://www.teatimewithciara.com

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:15 pm

      I cant wait to put my tree up the 1st December cant come quick enough!!

  31. November 20, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I know what you are talking about – Pinterest & Blogmas posts planning – this what I’m doing too🤗 also watching Christmas movies every day🎁

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:15 pm

      I love Christmas movies they are always so lovely!!!

  32. November 20, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Good luck with Blogmas, I look forward to reading your posts. Sadly I just have the time to so it, only 5 weeks to go 😊🎄

    • November 20, 2017 / 7:14 pm

      Thankyou! I cant wait!

  33. November 29, 2017 / 5:02 am

    This post is great! I probably won’t do blogmas, unfortunately. You have a great blog, keep up the great work!

    I hope you stop by my blog sometime!
    http://www.itsmiraclewhip.com

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