17 December 2015

Five Things to Do on a Christmassy Sunday

I find that Sundays, at any time of the year, can feel a bit boring and lazy. Which is why they make the perfect time to have fun doing the things you've craved to do during the busy week.

Sundays before Christmas make a bit of an exception though, as they feel a lot more cozy than the ones during the rest of the year - it's a great time to sit next to the fireplace, drink something warm and spend time with someone special to you. Alternatively, you get can get creative and go out of home to discover new places. 
I have thought of five little things to do on a Christmassy Sunday in order to get a nice cozy feeling at home or get a bit more adventurous. 

1- Bake
My friend Emmi and I decided to bake cookies last week which was lovely. We got the ingredients, made the doe and some improvised cookie shapes, then put them in the oven and let them bake. It was a nice alternative to studying or doing boring work and it took our mind off  such things. The fact that the recipe was fairly easy also helped; we didn't have to worry too much about it and enjoyed little moments chatting, waiting for the cookies and eating them over a cup of tea.
2- Watch a Christmas Movie
I love watching Christmas movies at this time of the year, especially in late afternoon, which is when you've no idea on what to do with your day and realise you haven't been very productive as it's Sunday and you can allow that to happen (let's face it). My favourite things to watch around Christmas are Vlogmas on YouTube (my favourites are Tanya Burr's and Zoella's), cooking programmes like Nigella Lawson's and The Holiday. 

3- Go on a Day Trip 
Just because it's Sunday, you don't need to stay home and chill! Something I enjoy doing is going on a day trip to discover a little town near where I live or maybe a Christmas market that I haven't been to. That might also include tasting local food for a difference or visiting a museum, a castle or a religious building. This might not sound too festive, but I'm sure that the chilly weather will help - and even snowy if you're lucky enough! Some day trips I went on on a Sunday: AlbarracinSot de CheraAlbuferaBristolCardiff (others to come!)
4- Create Fancy Christmas Cards
Considering how focused we are on technology today, it wouldn't be a bad idea to switch off our phone for a while and give a boost to our artistic creativity. And in what better way than by creating Christmas cards? Grab a golden pen, some red and green paper and draw some stars and mistletoe on the cards for your beloved ones along with writing Christmas wishes. Besides having fun yourself, it will be greatly appreciated by those who will receive it :) Personally I am a bit lazy and tend to buy ready cards and just write in them, but that's still very personal and old-fashioned as opposed to a short text on Christmas day!

5- Go Out to Take Pictures
Many of us who like amateur photography often neglect this fun activity because we lack time or simply because we forget. Sundays are a perfect time to go out and take those snaps of nature or the city that you've meant to do for ages!

I hope you've enjoyed this blog post! What do you like doing on Advent Sundays before Christmas? 


  1. Great post :) My family and I like to spend our sundays gathering at home around 3pm to eat cake and talk a bit or watch whatever is on TV. It's like a tradition for us.

    1. That's so nice! I love to eat cake too, but at Christmas it's even better! :)

  2. I also love to bake and watch a Christmas movie. I'd always try and get the majority of my Christmas cards done then too. There's just something about that Sunday vibe that puts you in the mood...
    ~Lor @

    1. I know right? It's all about the atmosphere and the people you spend time with. <3