Frohe Weihnachten or Happy Holidays!

In Germany we celebrate Christmas starting on Christmas Eve therefore on December 24. As a kid this means…this is a LOOOOONNNNGGGGGGG day…because you have to wait till it gets dark to finally start celebrating Christmas and also see what Santa brought for you.

As an adult as it gets dark pretty early it means the day is really SHOOoooooRT because the stores (read you have to stock up for 3 days in food etc) will be closed in the afternoon, and then also on the 25th and the 26th- because we celebrate 3 days . It means- while you read it – I am probably standing in line at the grocery store trying to get the last eggs, the last fresh milk and getting our fresh turkey at the butcher. (if you read it later..I am celebrating already with my loved ones 🙂 )

And you know what- I loooooooveeee it! It is so much fun preparing all this for a couple days of festivities. I most likely will meet some of the neighbors and people around, everyone is excited and happy and chatty while waiting in line…what is not to love about this? I love this time…! I will see you back on December 27!

I am wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and those that celebrate Christmas a Very Merry Christmas!

Huge hugs and Love



  1. Oh, Nat, the colors and textures are just totally pulling me in… LOVE it! And the idea of just giving into the long holiday is very restful… shopping for food here for the holidays is a bit less kind (my dh is the shopper and he will tell you he meets some frightful people in the produce aisles at holiday time!) Wishing you and your honey the merriest Christmas and happiest New Year. xx

  2. Merry Christmas and sweet holidays! ❤

  3. Kelly Belton says:

    Have a wonderful Christmas Nathalie, from all of your friends in Toronto!

  4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your and yours Nat!! Hugs, Nicole

  5. Nat–Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy 2013! xoxoxo

  6. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!! We will be celebrating here later today when my son is able to get home.

  7. Merry Christmas, Nat!! Stay warm and enjoy all it’s pleasures! 🙂

  8. Thank You for such a wonderful post! Makes me feel like I am reading a story book.
    Merry Christmas!

  9. Sounds wonderful! I love how so many in Europe still go to market every day for fresh food. Wonderful. Merry Christmas from an organic farm in Georgia, in the US.

  10. Merry Christmas to you, hubby, and family….from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  11. Sue Clarke says:

    Wishing you, hubby and kitty the best Christmas ever!
    And may you have a blessed New Year. Enjoy:-)

  12. Merry Christmas Nathalie! From Argentina 🙂

  13. Petrin Diaz says:

    Oh, your story is so inspiring! Each place in the world has its own ways to celebrate Adviento, and yours is very special! Lovely! Hope you and your family a joyful time…thanks for describing!

  14. Frohe Weihnachten und viel Erfolg!
    Liebe Grüße nach Hamburg.

  15. ¡Feliz Navidad!

  16. Liebe Nat,
    Ich wünsche Dir und Deinen Lieben ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch in ein tolles, aufregendes und kreatives neues Jahr!
    Liebe Grüße

  17. un joyeux Noël pour vous et votre famille Nathalie

  18. Ingrid Steinberger says:

    Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest und alles Gute und viel Erfolg im Jahr 2013.
    glg Ingrid

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