Styling with Advent wreath

Styling with Advent wreath

If there’s one thing we like, it’s the creative reinterpretation of traditional elements. Finding a new way to use something we’re all familiar with is as useful in architecture as it is in floral arranging and cooking.

Advent wreath was always one of our favourite Christmas traditions. Counting down weeks until Christmas is an exciting time for kids, but creating (or picking) a new wreath each year was always an exciting time for us. Because we fully decorate our homes a week before Christmas, the Advent wreath is like a little sneak peek at Christmas styling.

For years, we only used them as table centrepieces. This year, we used them to create little Christmas nooks, perfect for styling a console table in the entryway or a sideboard in the living room.

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How to be the best Secret Santa

How to be the best Secret Santa

Secret Santa is a Christmas tradition in my office. A budget for a gift is limited to 30-40hrk (which equals 6$ or 5€). Two years ago, I got an extendable fork with the note „May the fork be with you“ from my Secret Santa.
You see, I love good food and I love Star Wars, so this was the perfect gift if you ask me. 🙂

When it comes to gift giving – it’s a thought that counts.

We really believe that. That’s why we don’t like to give thoughtless gifts. And no one likes to receive a thoughtless gift.

As a Secret Santa, you have the opportunity to give an amazing gift without anyone knowing it’s from you – and you have the opportunity to give a crappy gift without anyone knowing it’s from you. Well, at least during the Christmas time, we’re all about spreading joy.

We created a go-to list of gift ideas we think work every time. Their secret is in simplicity and adaptability. And also in the fact, you don’t have to break the bank to show someone you thought about them. We actually think they are great gifts to give to anyone, but they probably work the best when given to someone who doesn’t expect much.

*If you have any ideas what to give to someone with high expectations, please share in the comments section. We’re starting to feel anxious, and it’s not even December yet. Continue reading “How to be the best Secret Santa”

Acts of kindness

Acts of kindness

We are so happy to start our second edition of Christmas posts – and not just because we are keeping this blog alive for more than an entire year – but because we love Christmas.

We get so caught up in the magic of Christmas. We start listening to Christmas songs way too early. We thoughtfully choose gifts and explore new ways to wrap them up. We bake cookies. So many cookies.

And the decorations! It’s really the best time of the year.

But last year, a mind-shifting thing happened. Can you bear with us as we’re painting the picture of that moment?

We had just finished the last round of Christmas shopping, sat in the car and were on our way to get home. Since one of us refuses to get a drivers licence, it’s not unusual to see us shopping together, especially if big purchases are about to happen.

And then there was this news on the radio. One Croatian daily news website asked children from home for children without parental care – to write a list of their Christmas wishes. Everyone could go on the website, see the list, and choose something to gift. By the end of that day, or maybe by the end of the next day, the wishes came true. People feeling generous during the Christmas time doesn’t really come as a surprise.

But you should’ve seen that list. One little girl wished for a box of cookies. One boy wished for a pair of football socks. Because he thought ground boots are too much to ask for. Continue reading “Acts of kindness”