When I (Cathelijne) was young my family and I moved to a peninsula. This particular area happened to have a lot of power outages. After years of living there we grew used to the fact that power outages occurred quite frequently. That just meant that our candles and matches were always in an easy spot to find.
So why is this relevant to you? Because when blackouts take place, magic happens. Yes, you heard me right, magic. No electricity means candlelit rooms filled with people playing board games and having real conversations. Well, at least it might, if you want it to happen.
Simone and I are convinced that we all need some power-outage-magic in our lives. If there happens to be one, great, if not: let’s create one! So, today, on Christmas day, we’re pretending the power is off and we’re making the most hyggeligt blanket fort you can imagine.
Who says blanket forts are for kids only? Spend some time offline, enjoy the moment and play!
Make it happen:
- Pick a day/night and cancel all other plans (right now is perfect!)
- Invite your significant other, family, friends, pets (or choose to be alone)
- Turn off all electronic devices (yes, also your phone)
- Gather the softest pillows and blankets and create your own magical fort
- Turn off the lights and light up some candles to create a cozy atmosphere (and/or use fairy lights with batteries!)
- Treat yourself (and others) to some snacks and drinks
- Put on your favourite playlist (acoustic music works well!)
- Enjoy being with each other or alone. Daydream, laugh, talk, sing.
Scared of getting bored? Try different things like playing boardgames, colouring, making music, having a pillow fight, taking polaroid pictures (might even make it Pinterest worthy!) or just do nothing at all and enjoy the silence.
Tag us on Instagram @thatsundayfeelingblog with pictures of your blanket fort. We’d love to see them! Merry Christmas!