12 Days of Christmas - Day 3



Today is dedicated to our own personal connections with the traditions and activities we enjoy during this festive season and all throughout winter. The world is rich with diversity, which is reflected in the observances celebrated by its various cultures and populations; we’d love to learn about the traditions you practice with your own friends and family and have a spot for you to share these moments with us, and even learn about somebody else’s culture during this time of year.

Made with Padlet

The DLC staff enjoys practicing the Danish tradition of ‘Hygge’ every winter and we invite you to join in on this cozy practice.

HYGGE (the Danish secret to happiness) - Pronounced “hoo-guh,” this tradition is focused on creating and indulging in a warm and cozy atmosphere. While the Danish embrace this feeling year-round, winter is truly the season of hygge. Cozy socks, oversized sweaters, crackling fires and steaming mugs of hot cocoa all embody the hygge spirit. In addition to the cozy environment, hygge emphasizes togetherness with the people you love and care about. In a lot of ways, it resembles present-ness – being in the moment with the people you care about and creating a warm and inviting environment in which to enjoy that shared space and time.

If you’re intrigued but don’t know where to start, start out by making this cozy fort to help your family hygge as the temperatures drop this winter:

What you’ll need:

  • Sheets and blankets
  • Pillows
  • Clothes pins
  • Binder clips
  • Tape
  • String
  • Wooden dowels (or broom sticks work too!)
  • Heavy books
  • Lights
  • Entertainment