it's finally Decmber and since I got fully into Christmas mood I decided to do a special blog post about it. So today I'm back with the 'Get to know me tag' as a Christmas Edition featuring some little shots of my decoration this year!
The next weekends will be full with Christmas present preparations, but I will try my best to upload new blog posts for you guys.
But now, let's get to know me a little bit better when it comes to Christmas:
Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Definitely wrapping paper, I enjoy taking the time to wrap the gifts beautifully for my beloved ones.
Real tree or artificial?
I love real trees more, but we have an artificial at home since it's our first time, that we finally have space for a Christmas tree - thanks to our big, new apartment. :)
When do you put up the tree?
Usually during the last weekend of November, because you know... it's an artifical tree, so it can't loose any needles.
When do you take the tree down?
During the first week of January.
Do you like Eggnog?
No, I don't like drinks like that. Eggnog isn't very popular in Germany as well. 'Glühwein' (mulled wine) is the classical German Christmas drink, which I also don't like by the way.
Favorite gift received as a child?
In my opinion I received a lot of great gifts. But I think I was the happiest person in life, when I received the LEGO bucket as a 7 year old girl.
Do you have a Nativity scene?
Hardest person to buy for?
I think the hardest for me are my nephews and my niece, since they have so many toys (like it's normal when your sister got three kids, they have a lot of toys right?) I don't know what to buy them every time.
Easiest person to buy for?
My husband, since we most of the time gift us something we can do together, to make great memories. Or sometimes we gift ourselves something we can use together. :)
Worst Christmas Gift you ever received?
I think I never received a worse Christmas gift.
Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mail, I prefer the “old fashioned” way to send out Christmas cards.
Favorite Christmas Movie?
I love the movie "Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel" or in English "Three Wishes for Cinderella", because it was filmed in my homeland state Saxony at my favourite castle. I have it on DVD so I can watch it whenever I want.
When do you start shopping for Christmas?
In November, but since I love gifting handmade things I start preparing these in December.
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Honestly I'm not sure, but I think I didn't.
Favorite things to eat at Christmas?
I love "Pulsnitzer Spitzen", it's gingerbread filled with jam. They're a traditional Christmas sweet from Saxony and I especially love the ones with cherry jam.
Clear lights or colored on the tree?
Clear lights, colourful ones always look cheesy for me.
Favorite Christmas song?
My favourite Christmas song is a German song called "Weihnachten in Familie" (Christmas with family) by Frank Schöbel and Aurora Lacasa.
Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Both, I love staying home and celebrating with the family, but last year I spent Christmas with my husband in Japan and will definitely travel again during this time.
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Nope, should I? :)
Angel on the tree top or a star?
Neither, I love my German glass tree toppers.
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
In Germany we celebrate Christmas on the 24th December, so Christmas Eve.
Most annoying thing about this time of year?
I really enjoy Christmas markets, but I don't enjoy that crowd of people everywhere there.
Ugliest Christmas Decoration ever invented?
There are too many in my opinion, I can't name them all.
Which looks best, theme trees or homey trees?
Homey trees, always. :)
Gingerbread or sugar cookies?
The traditional German Christmas cookies.
Do you like Fruitcake?
Nope and it also isn't popular in Germany, we have our "Stollen" which I like.
I hope you enjoyed this little Christmas Edition of the 'Get to know me tag'.
What are you excited about Christmas? How is Christmas celebrated in your country?
I'm curious, so tell me in the comments below! :)
Thank you for reading and see you next time!