I am joining Caroleknits Ten on Tuesday Prompt:
10 Ways to Make Winter Less Bleak!~
- Try something different in your emails to friends: you can change the color of the letters, add a quote to the bottom of each note, or change the default font.
- Knit just one item for charity. We know our own kids lose their hats and mittens .....why not knit a fresh hat or mittens for someone who innocently lost theirs. You can donate to your local school and they will get them to a child in need.
- Entertain. Most people have more time in January and February than they did in December. Invite friends over and make them a warm meal of chili and homemade bread or rolls.
- Take a class at your Local Yarn Studio. Learning a new skill or just enjoying the company of other knitters really lights up gray winter days.
- This one's not for everyone, but I love to go to the stables nearby and just pet the horses. I love to watch the students cantering in the ring. It is a visual vacation for me to watch horses.
- Shut off the TV and read a book. Put on some classical music and pour yourself a glass of wine. Grab a blanket and you are all set. Reading about the Iditarod is fascinating to me.
Mail someone a package. There is nothing quite as cheering as sending a surprise box to someone. You could organize a swap if you really want to have fun.
- Shop the after Holiday sales NOW. Steep discounts apply on most Christmas items. I saw a fantastic pillow at TJ Max yesterday for 10 dollars. I'm regretting not buying it for my sister in law.....
- Walk in the woods with a stick or your poles.
- Just put your boots on and use the poles for additional stability.
- Once you are among the trees and rivers the winter world is a lovely landscape. You don't have to walk far, just get out.
- Make your own notecards. Find a photo you love and have them made into your notecards. The cost is low and everyone loves a personal card...
- I have a photo of a snowy yard with laundry drying on the line. I made it into notecards and everyone loved them.
- I need to do this again!
What do you do to make winter less bleak?