I thought I was just going to do this post one Friday a month but I think I am going to try and make this a weekly Friday post. So if you enjoy these posts please let me know and I will continue doing them.
This Friday Favorites is going to be Holiday themed or mostly holiday themed. *I am not affiliated with anything in this post.
Eco Friendly Holidy Gift Wrap I’ll admit that I could be better at doing things to help the environment and I happened to stumble upon this post today. While I already have all of my gifts wrapped this year, I think I might try to do this next year with my gifts. Or perhaps for birthdays throughout next year. Either way, I thought this was a really cool idea because it’s kind of like bonus gifts.
Holiday Lights and Decorations I LOVE Christmas and have always been happy and cheerful during Christmas. I am in general a pretty happy person to begin with but it definitely amps up a little during Christmas. I found this article earlier describing the science behind why the lights and decorations this time of year can often lead people to feel a little happier and cheerier. I thought it was an interesting read.
Real or Fake Tree I am a huge fan of real trees and always have been. That is my personal preference and has to do with the tradition I had growing up where around the second weekend of December I suppose, as long as there was snow on the ground, my dad and I would go to pick out trees. Now as I live in Tennessee the snow part is not a part of the tradition nor is going with my dad since he does not live here but I do go with my boyfriend and I love it. This article explains whether a real tree or artificial one is better for the environment. I don’t really care one way or another since as the post says in the end, travel and consumerism is going to do way more damage than a tree but I just thought it was interesting, the arguments on both sides. Regardless of the result, I am and will forever be Team Real Tree.
Sleep Tips. This isn’t specifically Christmas related but I’m sure that it is a little more prominent this time of year with lots of festivities and last minute running to get things here and there. I have been having a lot of sleep issues lately and this article had a few tips that I didn’t know about so maybe if insomnia is plaguing you, these will help.
Blogilates- All I Want for Christmas Workout My last thing for this Friday Favorites post is a workout (mainly focused on thighs and glutes) from Cassey Ho. I have done this workout and it was super fun but my thighs were for sure feeling it. It’s also a pretty nice Christmas spirit workout.