Ho, ho, ho, Community! 🎄
Current year is slowly reaching its end, but before we'll welcome the new one - many of us are going to celebrate some even more important time! Usually, all that holidays atmosphere hits us not necessarily in the December 25th, but days and weeks before. This is why so many of us are decorating their rooms, houses or apartments in the beginning of December, and even in the late November, to embrace that pre-Xmas vibe! ❄️
Share with us how you're putting yourselves in the Xmas mood! Pictures of your decorations, trees, food you're preparing, clothings you're putting on... Anything, feel free to interpretative this challenge however you want!
All challenge participants will get dedicated "Celebrator" badge with bonus 100 points as well! Let me start with the screenshot of our lates Monday team meeting on Zoom. Despite being remote, we tried our best to get into that unique December mood! 🎅
@ChadTurner Awesome! You got all of the important ones:
You are only missing Christmas wafers, but I'm sure you have them already, just not on the pictures. Greetings from Slovakia 😀🎄
Christmas for me is spending valuable time with the family, love, contemplativeness, peace ...
And here is a snapshot, how that normally looks like:
Oh Christmas, I love Christmas time!!!
Waking up on the Christmas day and looking for gifts is a really great memory I carry with me and do my best to share the same feeling with others children.
Since I remember, my parents, every year, get few presents and share to children that needs, trying to make them believe that hope is still there. This happens on my hometown, and I try to be there when I can.
In 2012, I could not travel to my hometown, due to IT support during seasons, and decide to start my own gifts sharing on the city I was living.
I got help from many friends during these years to make this happen.
I am sad that due to pandemic, the daycare I use to help, is not open, so I could not organize the delivery. But hope to continue this next year.
Let's remember what Christmas should be celebrate for, no matter your belief. Caring and sharing, like this community 😄
This is great, @dannemca
Keep it up. There is nothing that comes first then seeing people around us smile. If we are the reason for that smile, there is nothing like it.
Thanks to you for being a part of that journey.
I really love getting into the Christmas spirit, and today I attended a meeting dressed in my favorite Christmas clothing 🎅
I hope Santa Claus, Noel Baba, Pai Natal, or someone like the jolly white-bearded guy below, brings you & all, a lot of joy, peace and all the good things that we all hope for!
Our family is getting ready for CHRISTmas by listening to some good Christmas music and decorating our house. And of course, we love presents but nothing like Slovak Cookies that Chad Turner got
When the weather outside is frightful and the fire is delightful in Poland it's customary to sip on some "kompot z suszu" which translates directly into dried fruit compote drink.
This is what Xmas tastes for me - some mushroom and cabbage pierogis, lots of fish and this compote.
As I started preparing my own Xmas I started making my own compote, bragging with my friends over who does a crazier and more tasty compote. We actually try to do a theme based on the beer styles, like:
You cannot go wrong when selecting what to add to yours, just follow the two rules:
You will need following utensils:
You will need the following fruit:
As I've mentioned, I like to go crazy with mine, so I've added:
I do mine differently than the typical ones where they boil the water with spices and add fruit for 15-20 minutes. Feel free to do the light version if you like.
Here's another recipe from a site called The Polonist
I love Pineapples. 😍
This recipe seems to be delicious when it is cooked/backed. I am not so good at cooking but I can eat and tell which tastes great.
This might not be a perfect pic to celebrate Christmas but this is how I do it. I visited malls and walked around the tree to celebrate the festival.
Finally, I'm also sharing our Christmas tree as we are decorating it just in time before the Christmas Eve. A little bit after the event, but take it as the proof of celebration 😁