11 December 2015

Christmas Decorations & Traditions: Cozy At Home

Well, how cozier can it ever get than around this time of the year? I love December with its twinkly soft lights, fleece blankets, cinnamon-scented candles and one hundred cups of tea/cocoa/hot chocolate :) Plus, music. Lots of Christmas music. And Christmas movies. Even though I am one of those weirdos who can watch Home Alone in August no prob :) This post will be super Christmassy as I'm going to show your our decorations & little bits and bobs around our house. There might even be a few fun facts about holiday traditions from the countries where I lived. Get that cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows (+ please, make me one as well), get cozy and let's chat about everything Christmas :)

This Christmas will be our 2nd one with my hubby as Mr & Mrs (it will be super special even when it's the 70th one - I clearly want to grow super old beside him) :) Since we relocated mid-2015, this December is a bit different as we are still getting to know the area and making friends. Nevertheless, we are happy God guides us in the direction we have to go. No matter where we are, at Christmas you have to feel all toasty and cozy at home. It's all about those small touches, isn't it? I love my little kitchen window display. 
Tall candles (USA, Lancaster, PA)
Owl candle (Primark)
Set of red lights (IKEA)
No matter what the weather is like outside or what mood you are in, it's always nice to get home and get all cuddly on the sofa. Christmas movie is advisable as well. Festive cushions also make it extra lovely and homely. My hubby kept asking me throughout the month of December what I would like for Christmas. Guess what cheesy line I always replied with :D Well, then I had to write a "Dear Santa" letter to give him a few ideas. I am sure I will still be wow'ed. My man is the master of surprises :)
Red Christmassy cushion (Marks and Spencer - it's on sale now)
I normally go all out with Christmas decor in the living room, kitchen and, well, basically, in the rooms where we have guests or spend most of the time in. I am not one of those girls who has fairy lights wrapped around their bedhead - maybe because I don't do YouTube videos (YET!), therefore, don't need that sort of background :) Don't get me wrong, I love it. I do add a few cute touches to our master bedroom to make it festive and cozy. 
Lantern (Lakeland - similar here)
How many cards do you normally write and mail before Christmas? It took me 2 days (with a good few hours each day!) to sign all our cards to family and friends. It's some work but it's fun. Especially when Mr. Postman delivers a bunch of them every other day - woohoo! We like to display the most special ones by hanging them over our dining table. Cute pegs and candy-cane-coloured thread add a really lovely touch :)
Around The World Christmas pegs (Paperchase)
I used to be a MASSIVE soft toys hoarder. You can't really help it if you keep getting them for all kinds of holidays and every birthdays. They used to be age appropriate back then, too :) Over the last 5 years I donated all of the toys to the local orphanage (rather than storing them at home with no use). Apart from this little guy, I have another tiny Me To You tatty teddy one sitting beside my bed (one of the presents from my hubby for my birthday a few year ago). We got this cutie in Krakow (post about the trip here). It's soooooo soft I can't even! How cute is that hat & his little sweater :)
Time to get the "big guns" out - the Christmas tree :) This 2.2m of beauty is one of the most beautiful trees I've ever had :) When I was little we always put up a real Christmas tree. My dad would bring it in and I would be decorating all evening long :) The smell in the room was incredible. However, you had to remember to water it and hope it stays green and full for as long as possible. Sometimes it went yellow'y & bald way too quickly (maybe it's because in Ukraine we used to keep the tree up for a while!). The struggle ended when we decided to buy a fake tree last year for our first Christmas as a new family :) The colours we are into this year are red, gold and grey/silver. LOVING them! All the ornaments were carefully picked and I can't even tell you how much I adore these. And Christmas crackers, can't forget those ;)
Set of baubles, felt thread hearts & stars(IKEA)
Tinsel & all the unique ornaments (Hillside or gifts)
How GORGEOUS are these ornaments <3
When it comes to putting the tree up, my hubby puts its together and I help to fluff it. Then we do the lights together. The fun begins when Mrs Christmas Ornaments Expert aka yours truly (haha, just kidding) starts to decorate. Christmas music playing in the background, snow is falling (I wish! It's raining here in England) and it smells like cinnamon and Christmas because we have our favourite candles lit :) 
A few bloggers I am following have recently shared little Christmas traditions from their countries. I love reading those kind of posts and getting to know now only lovely bloggers but also their cultures. Having lived in Ukraine most of my life, studied in the States for a few years and then relocated to the United Kingdom, I have come across lots of different fun traditions. Here are a few :) 
Ukraine:
- Christmas in Ukraine is not on the 25th of December, it's 2 weeks later, on January 7th
- New Year's Eve is HUGE, everyone celebrates and stays up till the break of dawn!
- there is a special family dinner on Christmas Eve - you have to make and display 12 different dishes
USA:
- Americans like to decorate big time - not just the inside of their homes but also the outside (light displays)
- parents make sure the kids visit Santa (normally at big malls or at 'Christmas village' or 'Santa's grotto')
- turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce & eggnog are all a big must at a Christmas dinner
UK:
- pulling Christmas crackers and wearing a paper crown: love this tradition so much! 
- it's cute how Santa Claus is called Father Christmas by most people - I love it :)
- Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) is huge, especially in sales, it's like the 2nd Black Friday
Hope you enjoyed this post and that it made you feel all cozy and excited for Christmas even more.
Finishing this post with one of my favourite Christmas songs
(which related to this last photo):

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 
Toys in every store
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door 
:)

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Leave a comment and let me know if you enjoyed this Christmassy post. 
How do you decorate your home?
If you celebrate Christmas, do you have any special traditions
 in your country or in your family?
What are your plans for Christmas 2015?
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  1. This was a really lovely post. How cute are all your decorations?! Omg, I want that lil Starbucks cup one asap.
    I love reading about the different Christmas traditions for other countries so thank you for giving me an insight into that! xx

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. Thanks so much hon, just wanted to share all the Christmassy coziness :)
      The Starbucks cup ornament is one of my faves, we got it from my sister-in-law. Love it so much! I also love getting to know fun holiday traditions from different cultures! :) Thanks for being so sweet, babe!
      xox

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  2. Omg baby I love this post so much ! You house looks so cosy and Christmassy! I love everything you showed! How cute is that pillow?! You tree looks absolutely amazing too! Can I come and stay at your house please? Also the relationship between you and your hubby sounds adorable ! Bless you!
    Great post as always my little prinnie!
    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xxx

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    1. Thanks girlie, glad you loved this post. I love our little cozy home <3
      Isn't that cushion just so adorable :D
      Yes, you can come over and hang out with us any time! :)
      And thank you for being so so lovely <3
      xox

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  3. Totally love your home decor, Nadia. That "All I want for christmas" pillow is so freakin adorable!

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

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    1. Thank you so much, Jasmine :) I love all the bits & pieces we collected over a short period of time but they all have a lovely meaning for us <3
      xox

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  4. Lovely post! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC? If yes, follow me and I follow back as soon as I see it.
    Let me know with a comment on my Blog

    http://facetiouslywind.blogspot.com/

    kisses

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  5. The 12 dishes tradition is celebrated in Poland where I'm from, too! Actually, Christmas Eve seems to be more important to us than Christmas Day - Christmas Eve dinner is a huge deal, and that's when we do presents, also (as opposed to on Christmas morning). Thank you for sharing these decoration tips with us, your home looks so cosy and festive and that teddy bear is just too cute! :) <3 Btw, I tagged you in the '50 facts about me' tag, hope that's okay lovely! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I thought it would be something similar done in Poland or other neighbouring countries :) Yeah, you're right hon, Christmas Eve is big. Glad you liked all our festive bits and pieces ;)
      Aww thanks for the tag hon, I will make sure to check it out!
      Big hugs!!
      xox

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  6. Such beautiful decorations hon! I love the Christmas tree and wish we had enough room for a proper one too. We've only put up a miniature sized tree :D
    I also love hearing about other cultures. I've only ever heard of Christmas being celebrated on the 24th or 25th of December so the 7th on January was new to me! And Christmas crackers are so much fun! They're not a tradition in Finland and you can't bring them over from the UK, as we do with the must have Christmas pudding and cake, because of flight regulations. But a couple of years ago Tiger sold them over here too, and I swear I emptied the whole shop :D
    Loved this post, made me hum Christmas carols hehe! <3
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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    1. Thanks so so much, sweetie. I love all of our little holiday bits and pieces :)
      Even if your tree is tiny, it's ok, the main thing it's there and fairy lights are twinkling :) That's what makes it super nice and cozy.
      Haha, I would do the same thing if I were you hon - buy all the Christmas crackers you could :D They are so much fun though!
      Big hugs & smooches your way!
      xox

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  7. очень все красивое и атмосферное, обожаю рождественские веночки на двери, а камин это мечта
    http://www.mosaictrends.com/

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    1. Спасибо, Наташенька))) Главное, чтобы было уютно.
      Камин у нас электрический, но это не помеха :) Он тоже смотрится мило :)
      xox

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  8. This is adorable! I haven't decorated a Christmas tree this year (being a student, I'm on a budget) but I really hope that next year I can decorate to my hearts content.
    I love your tree theme and your house looks so cozy- especially with those throw pillows. I love it!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Aww thank you so much, Lindsey Elyse <3
      So glad you love our little theme. Throw pillows add a nice little touch to the whole decor, don't they :)
      Thanks for a lovely comment, girlie.
      xox

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  9. I love your decorations so much! I was eyeing up that cushion in M&S the other day! I'm regretting not getting it now :( I'm really loving the red & gold theme

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    1. Thanks so much, Sophie. Isn't that M&S cushion so cute?! I love it! We got heart thing going on in the whole house so it definitely matches everything.
      I am so into gold & red, it's just so traditional & elegant :)
      No idea what theme we are doing next year. Maybe teal? ;)
      xox

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  10. Oh my goodness, cushions on a sofa are a MUST. I'm all about getting warmy, cozy and LAZY on Christmas month!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. Coziness is the key, isn't hon :)
      I love lovely little cushions to hug when you get comfy on the couch :)
      xox

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  11. i actually haven't decorated at all yet, yours looks so cute!

    avec danielle | holiday giveaway!

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    1. Hope you get decorations up, hon. When you do, make sure to send me a link - I love seeing how everyone decorate :)
      Thanks for a sweet comment, girlie.
      xox

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  12. Great post! I love all of your decorations Nadia. Your home looks so cozy! Gemma xx
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks so much, Gemma <3 We are renting, so a few pics are from our 'home' home & a few bits from the rented one. Gotta make it homely and cozy no matter where we are :)
      xox

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  13. Очень милая подборка! Такое все красивое, еще дома ничего не оформляла))) Пока вынашиваю идеи, много чего интересно сейчас увидела у вас))

    mary-tur.ru

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    1. Спасибо огромное, Мэри)))
      Очень приятно, всегда рада поделиться идеями ;)
      xox

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  14. Lovely Christmas decorations.=) I love Christmas and decorating for Christmas.

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    1. Thanks, Kashaya :) I also love all the Christmas decorations, especially twinkling lights everywhere <3
      xox

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  15. Wow! Your tree looks great. I have always wondered how a real tree would be like. Living in the tropics, we just couldn't have those. I've always been curious when people say they smell so good and so Christmasy!

    www.annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Anne :) Real Christmas trees are amazing, the smell is just so great <3
      Ours is a fake one, hon. But we love it so much - it looks fab, needs no maintenance + we get to keep it for next year yay ;)
      xox

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  16. Loved this post, so much fun to see how other people decorate their home - it always surprises me how different it can look, but it's always so pretty and festive, it makes me so happy! :D In Sweden we celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December! ;)

    Filippa ⎮ Always a Dot

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    1. My hubby lived in Norway for 12 years and he told me they celebrated Christmas on the 24th as well :) So nice to get to know traditions from other countries.
      Glad you loved this post & our holiday decor, hon.
      xox

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  17. These are so gorgeous, such a festive post! Loving reading your posts!

    https://theinsiderdaily.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Rachel :)
      Really happy to hear that, pop over any time, girlie.
      xox

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  18. These are so gorgeous, such a festive post! Loving reading your posts!

    https://theinsiderdaily.wordpress.com/

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    1. So I posted a reply but then realized it's the copy of your previous one. Oh well :)
      Thanks hon! Pop over any time :)
      xox

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    1. Thanks so much, Lorna :)
      Glad you like them, girlie. Can you believe Christmas is next week?!
      xox

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  20. Lovely post, you have such amazing decorations, I hope you and your husband have a great christmas:)

    Please leave a comment at http://anythingandeverything.weebly.com/

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    1. Aww thank you so so much!! That's so sweet of you <3
      Glad you enjoyed this post, pop over any time ;)
      xox

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  21. I like your blog!
    http://larisamerkulova.blogspot.ru/

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    1. Thanks Larisa :)
      By the way, you can write me comments in Russian no prob ;)
      xox

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  22. In my country it is traditional to have dinner after the Christmas mass that starts at noon, so it means a big meal around 1 or 2 am. That's kind of fun! There are a lot of other traditions, like lighting a big candle on Christmas Eve and Christas before meals, singing etc.

    I wish you a lovely Christmas with your sweetheart.

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.hr/

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    1. It's so lovely to get to know traditions from different countries & cultures. Thanks for sharing yours, Ivana :)
      Thanks so much for such kind wishes, girl. Have a super lovely time over the holiday <3
      xox

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  23. Какое всё милое:) Я обожаю новогодние украшения, есть в них что-то приятно-сказочное))
    Хочу уже наряжать ёлочку и квартиру, но пока рано. У нас ещё толком и не продают украшения, но с каждым днём их становится чуточку больше:)

    ***International GIVEAWAY in my blog***

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    1. Согласна с каждым словом, солнце <3
      Я с детства обожаю Новый Год. Даже когда перестала верить в Деда Мороза, все равно каждый раз бабочки в животе в ожидании чуда :)
      Очень скучаю за советскими фильмами, оливье, а самое главное, родителями <3
      xox

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  24. So beautiful decorations!!! I'm a really lover of Christmas time!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Bloglovin of Eniwhere Fashion

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    1. Thanks so much, sweetheart! Hope you are having a lovely December & enjoy the holiday time!! Big hugs all the way from the UK <3
      xox

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  25. Какое же все милое, красивое и уютное!!! Я так мечтаю о камине. Не о настоящем, конечно, т.к. у нас квартира. О декоративном. Чтоб была каминная полка. А на НГ и Рождество я бы так украсила её(полку) , а рядом с камином стояла бы ёлочка)) Хочу уже праздники. Я тоже украшениё поднакупила)) Люблю всей семьёй украшать кваритиру к празднику))

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    1. У нас тоже декоративный, солнце. Настоящий, конечно, классная штука, но нужен serious upkeep :)
      Мы так похожи в плане декора и "ожидании чуда" :)
      Как же классно всем вместе наряжать елку и украшать квартиру/дом <3
      xox

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  26. The decorations are so pretty! I love the "All I want for Christmas..." pillow, it's so cute!
    Have a great day!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Isn't that cushion so cute, hon? :) I love it, and it's so soft and cuddly too :D
      Thanks so much for your lovely comment!
      Hope you are having a great wee week ;)
      xox

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  27. These are really lovely and cute decors. I love th simplicity of your living room. Classy!
    I'm not too keen on decorating my house during Christmas time. No idea why! Ha!
    Have a good Sunday, girlie. :)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much, sweetheart. We love things super simple but cozy :)
      I don't go overboard with decorations. This is basically all we got :)
      Just gotta make it super cozy and festive <3
      Have a super nice week, hon!
      xox

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  28. Замечательный пост! Очень интересно прочесть!
    Фото просто милейшие!Изумительные праздничные аксессуары)

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    1. Спасибки огромное <3
      Мы уже ждем Christmas!!! :)
      xox

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  29. Love decorating for Christmas! always gets me into a very festive mode, just playing Christmas music and making you house look like a little gingerbread house is very satisfying and fun!
    Xx I'm absolutely obsessed with stripes and that dress is amazing! really liked how you paired the pullover with the dress, very simple to do but yet so beautiful :)
    Xx https://agneslowerot.wordpress.com/

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    1. Isn't it so much fun, I love the exact same things, Agnes :)
      Aww think a part of that comments wasn't addressed to me :)
      xox

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  30. I love this post! You have so many decorations going on, super impressive. Your tree looks gorgeous. I really enjoyed putting mine up as well. I need to finish writing my cards and wrapping which is going to happen today! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Oh girlie, doesn't card writing take so much time :)
      But it's so great to receive a hand-written card! Love it :D
      I actually thought we have very little decor (well, comparing to some of my friends in the States) but yay :) Thanks for a super sweet comment, Jasmin.
      xox

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you are having a great week! :)
      xox

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  32. Everything looks so cosy, I love it!! I really like the cushions, they are not something I've thought of before but they add a great christmas touch!!XXX

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    1. Thanks so much, Sophie :) Cushions are so lovely to add not only to Christmas decor, love how cozy they are when I relax on the sofa <3
      xox

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  33. Lovely ideas! Thank you for sharing! :)

    Camy xx

    www.osiarah.com

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    1. Thank you, Camy :) You're welcome, glad you like them.
      xox

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  34. Such a lovely post Nadia! One of my favourite family traditions is waking up early (when I was little it was some ridiculous time, now not so much) and opening our stockings up on my mothers bed - as I still live at home!

    - Darcy Victoria
    xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, girlie. Aww, that is such a sweet tradition :)
      I remember I woke up ridiculously early when I was little as well. One time I even stayed up to wait on Santa, fell asleep obvi :)
      xox

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  35. Чудесные декорации, как же я люблю предпраздничные дни, подготовку подарков)))

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    1. Спасибо, солнце <3 Мы уже не можем дождаться :)
      xox

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  36. So lovely! I love everything!
    #Daianastories-visit my blog.
    https://daianastories.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks Daiana :) Glad you enjoyed it.
      xox

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  37. Aww I totally love this festively-fun filled post Nadia! So sweet to hear about you and your husband, here's to 70 more christmases for you both ;) The ornaments are to die for; that Starbucks one is just everything! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Thanks so much, Sophie :) You are just so sweet! Praying 70 more Christmases will happen for us together :D
      I love that Starbucks ornament so much, isn't it just so lovely <3
      xox

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  38. Such a beautiful decoration, hun! Everything looks so colourful and festive! It is always so much fun to decorate the Christmas tree and yours look amazing, I really like your ornaments. This is the first time I've heard that Christmas isn't celebrated in December but January. Every country is different :) xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Thank you, sweetie :) I love decorating for Christmas so much! My favourite moment is when the tree is up. So sad to take it down in a few weeks, I'd love to keep it for a few months ;)
      Isn't it so fun to learn about different countries & cultures. I love all these different traditions.
      Hope you are having a great week, hon!
      xox

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  39. The Starbucks ornament is super adorable. I don't even know why I find it so charming. I haven't really created many traditions with my boyfriend, but this holiday season we are frantically watching movies to decide which to add to our yearly traditions. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. I love it so much too, Carmen. Such a perfect little gift <3
      Your movie watching tradition is definitely up my street as well, that's amazing :)
      xox

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  40. Your house looks so cozy I love all the christmas decorations!!

    http://xoxobella.com

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    1. Thanks so much, hon. We miss our home home but loving the fact that all the decorations can be used anywhere we are based :)
      xox

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  41. Your place definitely looks very cosy! I wish I had my own place to decorate. I might have to fly over to your place this Christmas! Haha, just kidding but I love your style of festive-ness!

    TFM BLOG

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    1. We are renting at the moment and do miss our home home :) But you are welcome to come any time, girlie :D Thanks for a sweet comment, hon!
      xox

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  42. Amazing christmas decortion, love everything up there (: x

    http://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, girlie. Glad you loved everything, so sweet of you to write such a kind comment :)
      xox

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  43. I love reading posts like this when its near christmas. Keeps my festive mood up! Love it.

    www.blushingkay.com

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    1. I couldn't agree more, girl! I love all the festive posts going around the blogging community :) Happy holidays hon!
      xox

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  44. Love this post! I'm SO excited for Christmas!!
    XO
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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    1. Thanks Molly :) Yay, same here!!
      Hope you are having a great time, hon.
      xox

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  45. Hey, I found your blog because Kay from Shoes and Glitter tagged me in the 50 facts post too! Nice to meet a fellow blogger. Love your decorations and learning about Christmas in the Ukraine. My family (Filipino) has Christmas Eve dinner too, and we wait till midnight to open our presents. My parents have always told me that this was a Filipino tradition, however I think it's because most Filipinos are Catholic and go to the Midnight Mass, but my family and I are not Catholic so we use that time to open presents.

    Hannah
    http://floraful.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Hannah, so lovely of you to come to my blog & say hi :)
      So great to get to know a new blogger. I will surely go and visit your blog, girlie.
      Loved hearing about your family tradition, it's just the best to be together at Christmas.
      xox

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  46. А на телевізорі "Друзі" ти також любиш цей серіал ;)?
    Дуже затишна та тепла оселя, видно, що все з любов"ю та турботою дібрано :)
    http://glamorousowl.blogspot.com/

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    1. Як ти гарно помітила, сонце!! Справді дуже любимо серіал "Друзі"! :)
      Дякую дуже за такий приємний відгук. Я вважаю, що це дуже важливо зробити затишок вдома, де б ти не жив <3
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  47. I'm totally agree with you. I love December.. Christmas is perfect for stay at home.. nice cup of tea, a cinnamon candle, the Christmas tree lights. Love this post sooo much!

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. Thanks so much, Aishettina. December is such a cozy month, isn't it :)
      Got a cinnamon candle burning now & making a cup of coffee ;)
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  48. Красиво как! Ох, скорей бы начать все украшать дома и упаковывать подарки! Пока времени нет :(

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    1. Огромное спасибо :) Надеюсь, ты скоро найдешь время и украсить дом, и упаковать подарки :) Обожаю это время года <3

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  49. In Germany we don't put the tree up until very close to Christmas Eve, but leave all the decoration until the 6th of January. And we so open our presents on Christmas Eve, so the other days are dedicated to food mostly!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. That's the way it's done in Ukraine too with the tree - it goes up super close to New Year's Eve though :) Decorations are kept up until mid-January, some people keep them for the whole month of January. Wish I could do it here lol.
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  50. Ohhhmmyy im jealous.
    Hope im back on my home for me to do this stuff as well.
    Love everything in here, feels the happy christmas season

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    1. Aww hope you will get to decorate soon, hon! Thanks so much, I love this time of the year <3
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    1. Thanks Candice :)
      Glad you liked our decorations <3
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  52. I absolutely adore your home Nadia! You've gone to so much effort and it looks super cosy, I'm sure you and your husband will have an amazing Christmas! I seriously need those around the world pegs too! They are so lovely!

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    1. Thanks so much, hon. We love our wee house so much, renting atm and missing our home home but will soon figure something out. Thanks for such lovely wishes, girlie <3
      Aren't those pegs cute? Got them at Paperchase on a nice little discount woot woot :)
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  53. i absolutely love your decorations, so cute:-) xxx

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    1. Thanks girlie :)
      Glad you like them! It's so nice to decorate for the holidays <3
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  54. We sound ridiculously similar when it comes to the festive season! I'm all about the hot chocolate, Christmas films, festive music and fleece throws :) Your Christmas tree looks beautiful and I hope this month is treating you well so far gorgeous!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. 100% yes to hot chocolate, Christmas movies & carols and fleece throws, Gabrielle :) Having a lovely month but so busy hon. How's your December going?
      Just wanted to say I am so happy I have come across your blog. It's lovely to make a new friend.
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  55. Loving all of the adorable little decorations that you have up at home, Nadia! :) Your tree looks amazing! Haha we have a fake tree at home too since my mom is allergic to the real ones, but even the fake ones make the whole room so incredibly festive, right? <3 And don't worry, I'm like you too! Christmas music on full blast :D

    Thank you also for sharing all of the different Christmas traditions! :D It's always so nice to see all of the different ways people around the world celebrate! Can't wait for all of the holidays!

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    1. Thanks so much for such a super sweet comment hon :)
      I think a fake tree is the way to go since it looks fab and can be re-used. No trees suffer so that's a bonus too ;)
      Glad you enjoyed this post, honey! Happy holidays!
      xox

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  56. So coozyy!! Love the atmosphere you created! Hope you have many wonderful Christmas times to come in the future too!

    In Greece we call Santa: Saint Basilis (Bill).
    As a Greek tradition we always eat way too much on every holiday so..
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  57. Lovely & beautiful decor!


    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  58. Great post, those Christmas decorations are so cute.

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  59. Okay your Christmas tree has my heart! Oh 7th January that's so fascinating! Since it's summer here in New Zealand for Christmas some people go to the beach or chill out and have a barbeque, this year my family is just having a quiet get together and catch up! Your decorations are so gorgeous just like you Nadia! <3

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  60. Beautiful home and decorations! I especially love your tree and the simple holly berry heart shaped wreath on the door, how cute! Your blog is stunning, I followed just about all of your social media to keep up with your posts!

    xo katiechamel

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  61. I loved reading this post so much! I am excited to continue to follow your blog! xx
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  62. I love the owl decor the most but everything is lovely!

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  63. Aaaaah I so love christmas! I love your home, its looking amazing! Getting me all excited for moving and getting to redecorate next year for christmas too :) That tree, 2.2m WOW! :) I wish I had lots of cards sent to me too, will need to start sending them more, I am hopeless at remembering! :)

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  64. Your house looks so cute and festive! It's so interesting hearing about other countries Christmas traditions!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  65. I'm just going to #goals your Christmas decorations haha, they're beautiful ♥

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  66. Awww I love your decor Nadia, it's so festive and cozy, it makes me want to come over and curl up on your couch and have a cup of hot chocolate LOL. Of course that's quite a long ways to go but a girl can dream. Thanks for sharing your Christmas amazingness with us, I hope you are having a wonderful week beautiful lady! XO -Kim

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  67. Your home is so beautiful! And I love that you included what other countries do for their traditions. It's always interesting to open your mind up to other cultures. My boyfriend's family doesn't really celebrate Christmas so it's been such a weird transition to come from a family who celebrates it like crazy to one who doesn't celebrate it at all!

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  68. I love learning about traditions from other countries, thank you for sharing!
    Your home looks so cozy, I'd love to have a fireplace!
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