We are all aware that going greener is the way to go but which eco switches would you like to make. While all being at home during this Pandemic we are sure many people will be having a birthday and in particular, the younger generation who will feel a little left out without all their friends around. Try swapping plastic balloons for paper and get the children making their own.
You can also buy Japanese paper balloons. Petra Boase has a lovely range including penguins and fish.
Or go for felt bunting which again you could make yourself or have it personalised. A great site is House of Hooray who has lots of ideas and simple banner flags like below.
If you love having a go yourself but are not quite sure of the sizes etc then head down to Homemade Gifts who have images and tutorials on how to make your own bunting. There is even a tutorial for a no-sew bunting.
With all the doom and gloom in the news at the moment we could all do with a pick up, so here’s my top five HYGGE books that will make you feel better.
HYGGE: A Complete Book on Living HYGGE, Bringing Coziness and Happiness in your Life with the Danish art of Happiness – Discovering How to Live Life & Enjoy life’s Simple Pleasures by Marie Lynggaard which was only published yesterday. This book is written to give you practical steps to reduce stress, declutter your life, overcome chaos and propel yourself to real freedom using the principles of hygge. This book will help you become super knowledgeable about Danish philosophy of happiness and well-being even if you are a complete beginner with no hygge experience.
HYGGE : How to live with MINDFULNESS your MINIMALISTIC LIFESTYLE. Discover THE NORDIC DANISH WAY that will give you the reason of happiness and enjoy the habits of living in your COZILY home by Olivia Life, and also only just published on 1st March. Everyone has the secret of his or her joy. However, for that, you have to know yourself well, of course, and know what you want. This book will help you do it. Even if you are stressed and your days are gray, you will learn to smile at life in no time.
THE COSY LIFE WITH HYGGE by Pia Edburg published 1st May 2019. Rediscover the joy of the simple things through the Danish cultural concept of Hygge in The Cozy Life with Hygge. This book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy life’s cozy moments! Say goodbye to the winter blues and live a healthier, more centered life.
HYGGE : Comfort & Food For The Soul : A cosy collection of comfort food, drinks & lifestyle recipes for you, your friends & family to enjoy by Cook Nation published in November 2016. I had to include this book with its recipes that will pick you up when your feeling down. Hygge is warm drinks, comfort food, cosy clothes, candles, blankets, conversation, bike rides & walks through the forest. Hygge can be tasted, seen, heard & felt – it affects all our senses. In short it’s about enjoying the simple pleasures in life.
HYGGE In The Early Years by Kimberley Smith published in December 2017. We can’t forget our little ones especially during the very demanding early years. This book is about HYGGE in the early years The Danish approach to life that focuses on living in the moment and enjoying every minute. It’s not about having to buy new things but simply taking the time to enjoy the special every day moments we have. This book will look at how we can embed a little bit more hygge in our day to day teaching and learning with the children and also for ourselves to improve wellbeing and work life balance.