I hope there are no Grinches amongst you, as I am embracing my Christmas spirit with this post. We Polish people love a good occasion to celebrate, well actually we like any occasion to celebrate! On the 6th of December we have Saint Nicholas Day.
It used to be a celebration of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, who from the ninth century was venerated in the Christian East and West as a saint and a miracle worker. Nowadays it is a commercialised celebration day during which you would tell your kids a magical story about a chubby guy with a beard bringing them presents, basically a hipster with cool animals and a gesture.
In Poland, kids would get little gifts and chocolates on the 6th of December, but sometimes adults will make little surprises for each other too. This year I was on the ‘well-behaved’ list, as Saint Nicholas visited me too! I think the elves made a mistake, but I’m not going to send complaint letters to them!
These pyjamas are from NEXT and they retail for £25 per set. They are the most cosy, soft and comfy set I own at the moment, and believe me I own a lot, I’m a pyjama addict! There’s nothing better for an upcoming Christmas evening near the fire place.
The Perfume is from Boots, the bottle I got is 100 ml and retails for £99.50 per bottle. You get smaller bottles; 50ml for £70 and 30ml for £49.50. They have loads of promotions in store at the moment and a triple point event, so I would encourage you to get it in store, but you can check out other websites and you might be able to get it cheaper. It is a fruity/floral fragrance for every woman who wants to feel a bit special. You can smell mandarin fruit in the top. In the heart there is plum, jasmine, orchid, rose and then amaranth, musk and blackberry in the trail of the fragrance. The trail notes will stay the longest and that is the fragrance you will smell after few hours. The design of the bottle gives that luxury feeling and its shape refers to a feminine, sensual shape – it is timeless and elegant.
Are there any Christmas/December traditions in your country or in your family? Share your Christmas posts with me 🙂