Well actually I’m not…I grew up in Winnipeg so I have had my fair share of White Christmases, and although they are lovely, I don’t miss the freezing cold temperatures and icy roads that accompany them. There is something rather magical about a snow covered, frozen world on Christmas morning though. The twinkling snow and the kind of hush that surrounds you is remarkable, and something that everyone should experience at least once in their life.
But if snow covered treetops isn’t your thing, I’ve come up with some other ways you can enjoy a White Christmas.
For Christmas dinner, or any other holiday party, try laying your table using a simple colour pallet of white and green mixed with touches of silver and glass. Incorporating Christmas greens like cedar, pine, or fir can give you that festive feel, and also brings that undeniably Christmasy scent. Staying away from the traditional colour combo of red and green really allows you to use a setting like this all throughout the holiday season and into the New Year. It’s more “winter” less “Christmas”.
I love candlelight all year round but it’s especially nice around the holidays. That warm glow matches the warmth the holidays can bring out in everyone. Also note another favourite thing that comes out with the holidays, the designer collaboration Evian does every year to create these gorgeous holiday bottles. This one is by Christian Lacroix.
Lots of people like giving plants as gifts around the holidays, Poinsettias are one of the most traditional floral gifts to give. I much prefer the white ones to the more common red. This year I’ve discovered an alternate variety called a Winter Rose Poinsettia. It’s creamy blooms remind me of gardenia flowers, and when potted in a simple white ceramic pot, it makes an elegant hostess gift anyone would love. We’ve already done a wreath post this year but I wanted to include this pretty little cedar one Janee made, I loved the white and silvery tones.
So here’s to a White Christmas, whether it’s a snow covered one or not!