Remember the Finnish Country Christmas I showed you on Thursday? The blogger behind those photos, Hanne of Punainen talo maalla [the red house in the country], is here today to share her love for Christmas!
“Thank you Gina for inviting me to write about our Christmas time here in the little red house. I live in eastern Finland in the countryside with my fiancee and our two Parson Russell Terriers Onni and Veeti. I have always been a “Christmas person” but after buying this house I fell completely and utterly in love with the season.
I start my Christmas countdown around midsummer and during the autumn, Christmassy things are finding their way to our decor. After all, the best thing about Christmas is the wait.
I prefer a quiet and old fashioned Christmas. Our house is almost 100 years old and I often think that these log walls have seen so many Christmases. My Christmas includes Christmas carols, candles, good food, good friends and spending time with the family. And of course, chocolate!
We always have a real Christmas tree, and this year I´m going to get two of them=) We bring the tree in a few days before Christmas Eve, because I want to enjoy the scent and the atmosphere the tree brings well in advance. I have a wish that some Christmas I could go for a horsesleigh ride in a snowy forest. That would be a dream come true! Hope I can make it happen someday.
I want to wish you all a very happy Christmas!”
Thank you, Hanne! Hyvää Joulua!