We had such a nice Christmassy weekend :) Like just the best!
On Friday when Ross came home we spent ages putting up the Christmas decorations, tree etc and then we watched a Christmas film. Sitting down just enjoying the Christmas feelings. :)
On Saturday we went to IKEA to get gingerbread cookie dough (sorry Elizabeth you asked for the recipe for the dough, we "cheated"!) and spent the afternoon baking cookies together (that's a very Swedish Christmas tradition) followed by yet another Christmas film.
On Sunday we sat down in the kitchen and made our Christmas cards together. Yes ---> WE! Sooo cosy! Some of you might remember that I persuaded Ross to join me last year too. We watched "Elf" on TV and then went for a cosy walk (admittedly in the rain with a big umbrella - but that only made it more cosy) in the dark looking at people's lights & trees.
Then we finished the evening with a Swedish advent tradition which is done on the four nearest Sundays to Christmas: lighting a candle in a special four candle holder (for each Sunday you light one more, so first Sunday you light candle no 1, second Sunday you light 1 and 2 etc) eating gingerbread cookies and drinking glögg (special Christmas drink). I'm sooo happy after such a cosy, cosy weekend. You can see a picture here (even if the text is in Swedish) - the top picture is of the candleholder with real candles which you light each Sunday for the four Sundays before Christmas. The second one is showing an electrical advent candle holder - these you put up in your windows on the 1st of December and take down on the 13th of January.