Holiday Journal Prompts

Welcome, the the last day of the 12 days of blogmas. Todays post is great for a little self care activity this holiday season. Journalling is a great way to reflect on your life, reflect on yourself, and to express your thoughts. However journaling is often repititive when you only focus on what happened that day. These prompts can be used to discuss a different topic for the next few days. I hope you enjoy these!

1. What is your favorite thing about the holiday season?

2. Write down ten good things that happened to you this year.

3. Write a letter to someone that’s been on your mind this year.

4. Write down your goals for the New Year

5. What puts you in the Christmas spirit?

6. Write a short summary of this year. Was there moments you particularly enjoyed? Did you have any standout achievements or events?

7. What is the best gift you ever received ?

8. Are there any parts of the holiday season that you find particularly difficult? How do you handle that?

9. Write about how you feel waking up on Christmas morning.

10. Write about your favorite holiday activity. Why?

11. What is the best gift you’ve ever given to someone? How did it make you feel?

12. Think about last Christmas. Compare your life then to this years.

What are some prompts you will be using this holiday season in your journal?

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-Xoxo chana

Things I Love About Christmas

Hello again, welcome back to the 11th day of the 12 days of blogmas. Todays post is a list of things I enjoy about christmas. I hope you enjoy this snippet about me and get to know me a bit better 🙂

  1. Christmas Lights

I love seeing the decorate houses on my streets and even looking at the various light shows across toronto through social media. Growing up a highlight of my christmas memories is driving around downtown toronto and just the gta to look at the decorated streets and houses.  The creativity is so inspiring, and the light displays are just beautiful. The lights still are my favourite part of christmas 🙂 I the future I aim to be that house on the street with extravagant christmas lights.

2. Snow

Living in Toronto calls for snow in the winter. Every year I wish for a white christmas and it seems like this year that will be coming true. The forecast has snow on the radar tomorrow and I cannot be more happier (even today as I am writing this on christmas eve, it is snowing!!). This year I had many snowball fights with my dad and even built a snowman. Hopefully I can make another one.

3. Gift Giving

Nothing gets me in the mood for christmas like gift giving and seeing my loved ones open up presents. Even if I am not able to spend alot of money on presents I still give my immediate family presents even if its small. Also, typically every year I look forward to secret santa.

4. Christmas movies

I am a sucker for cheesy christmas movies. I started watching the cheesy hallmark movies back in early november. Nothing beats a christmas romantic comedy.

5. Christmas morning

I love the excitement of christmas morning. Waking up to smiles on my families faces and opening presents is definitely one of the highlights of every year. I love being in the christmas spirit.

What do you love about christmas?

-Xoxo chana

Holiday To Be Read

Welcome, to day 10 of the 12 days of blogmas! Todays post is a list of christmas / holiday themed books that I would like to read during my university break! I get basically 3 weeks and I want to try to read as much as I can! Without a further ado, here is my list of books to be read :

  1. The Twelve Dates of Christmas: Jenny Bayliss
  2. Dash and Lilys Book of Dares: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  3. The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  4. Mind The Gap Dash and Lily: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  5. Christmas at Rachels Pudding Pantry: Caroline Roberts
  6. One more for Christmas: Sarah Morgan
  7. Finding Love at the Christmas Market: Jo Thomas
  8. The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane: Jaimie Admans
  9. Winters Snow: Carrie Hope Fletcher

Are there any books you are interested in reading ?

-Xoxo chana

shop local 2020

Hello, I am back with day 8 of the 12 days of blogmas. Todays post is all about local toronto businesses to check out either for general splurging or even christmas gifts. These items are perfect year round.

three ships beauty

a local toronto founded business that even went on the popular show dragons den. a natural skin care company that makes 100 percent affordable products for all your skin care needs. from cleansers, toners, serums to masks and more. all the goodies that your skin would ever need. a product that I would like to get my hands on soon is the detox green tea antioxidant clay mask which retails for $22.

devi wellness company

a local company of hand crafted skin care products. these products are made by a popular thamil blogger : modern day brown mom. her journey with natural products began with her childrens sensitive and eczema prone skin. soon she began to curate her own products. her products range from soaps, to masks and even lip balms. a product I want to try are her seasonal lip balms : holiday cookie, and hot cocao which are sold for $8.

If I happen to purchase any of these products I will update this post with my reviews. lets hope 2021 is the year I check out these brands.

-Xoxo chana

Winter Bucket List

Hola,

I’m back with day 6 of the 12 days of blogmas ( we are half way there). Todays post is a list of fun things to do this holiday season and winter. I will keep this list updated as I go :). Without further ado, here the list :

  • Go ice skating
  • Make homemade hot chocolate
  • Make a snowman
  • Bake sugar cookies
  • Build a gingerbread house
  • Watch a Hallmark movie
  • Have a snowball fight
  • Look at Christmas lights
  • Bake some goodies
  • Send Christmas cards
  • Write a letter to Santa
  • Visit the light shows
  • Make hot chocolate bombs
  • Have a game night
  • DIY a christmas present
  • Read a holiday book
  • Wrap presents
  • Do a puzzle
  • Make indoor smores

Whats on your bucket list this winter ?

-Xoxo chana

Holly Jolly Tag

Welcome to Day 5 of the 12 days of Blogmas. Today’s post is a fun little tag of holiday questions. I’d love to read your own posts or comments to these questions. This post was inspired by Mind Beauty Simplicity. I have linked directly to her post that I got these questions from.

Let’s get into the questions:

What is your favorite holiday movie?

My favorite holiday movie hands down is ELF. I love the story and Will Ferrel is hilarious.

What is your favorite Christmas color?

Red or White

Do you like to stay in your PJs or dress up for Christmas?

I love to stay on my PJS and being cozy.

If you could only buy one person a present this year, who would it be?

I would buy a joint present for my parents 🙂 They deserve it for everything they do for my siblings and I.

Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

I grew up opening presents on Christmas morning

Have you ever build a gingerbread house?

Yes! It’s a lot of work, messy but is fun to do as a family.

What do you like to do on your Christmas break?

Spend time with family, sleep in, watch movies and rest !

Any Christmas wishes?

A white christmas.

Favorite Christmas smell?

I love the smell of a fresh snow fall and the real christmas trees (pine I think)

Favorite Christmas meal or treat?

Sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies

Which holiday do you celebrate?

Christmas

What are you doing for the holidays this year?

Spending time with my family,

What’s your favorite holiday drink?

Hot chocolate

Candy cane or gingerbread men?

Candy canes of course 🙂

What’s your favorite holiday/Christmas song?

Baby its cold outside

What’s the weirdest gift you’ve ever received?

A board game from secret santa.

Have you ever made a snowman?

Of course!

What is your favourite winter fragrance?

I dont really have one but anything vanilla and cozy.

What is at the top of your list this Christmas? (or whichever holiday you celebrate!)

I want new skincare products and pimple patches LOL.

What is most important to you about the holidays?

Spending time with my family and making new memories with them.

-Xoxo chana

Ways to Spread Cheer this Holiday Season

Hola,

I am back with day threes post 🙂

  • Donate to a local charity
  • Volunteer at a food bank or soup kitchen
  • Provide the homeless with a care package, food or money
  • Donate your time to a local children’s hospital
  • Pay it forward for someone in a drive thru
  • Leave a nice note for someone on their car wind shield
  • Write a loved one a letter
  • Surprise a friend with their favourite food or drink
  • Send a loved one a care package

Let me know if you do any of these in the comments. Spread love and cheer this holiday season.

-Xoxo chana

christmas tag

Hello, again

Day 2 /12 days of Blogmas. Todays post will be a christmas tag that I found from a fellow blogger on wordpress : Sincerely, Searcy. I will link her post here:


  1. What is your favourite Christmas movie? ELF 🙂
  2. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? No, my family only opens presents on christmas day.
  3. What is the best part of Christmas? I love spending time with my family and spreading cheer !
  4. Did I believe in the Santa story? Yes, I really believed in Santa when I was younger and I was heartbroken when I found my parents wrapping up my presents early on christmas day.
  5. Would you rather have snow on Christmas or none at all? I love snow and hope for a white christmas every year. Being located in Toronto, makes it possible for a white christmas.
  6. If you were Santa Claus, what type of cookie would you like to be left out on Christmas Eve? Chocolate chip or a sugar cookie
  7. What is the true meaning of Christmas? Giving back to others, spreading love and spending time with loved ones.
  8. When do you start getting excited about Christmas? Canadian thanksgiving is celebrated in October. Once November hits, I am listening to christmas music and begin to get excited for christmas.

I would love to hear your responses to these questions in the comments 🙂

– XOXO chana