Winter Holidays Little Things

I’ve had this idea bouncing around in my head for a while, and I’ve decided to finally act upon it. Now before I dive into this little new blog idea I have, I want to give all credit to my inspiration: [just visit her blog! It’s an inspiration and her book is a very cute gift to give around the holiday times]

Background Story:

After stumbling upon that blog about six years ago, I became absolutely enraptured and inspired by it. The idea seemed so simple but monumental – to remind yourself and others around you how important the little things are in people’s lives. The little things, to me, are tiny events or objects that occur in daily life which lead to a smile externally or subconsciously but most people don’t pass a second thought over it. At the end of the day, these little things may be the only thing that upturns a day or makes it better.

At first, I took it as a daily subconscious exercise. If something happened to me or if I stumbled across something that fit the above definition of a ‘little thing’, I would catalog it into my phone and add it to my Microsoft Word list that slowly became longer and longer. My friends caught on to what I was doing and encouraged me to share it, hence, my little thing e-mail list started. My e-mail list contained family, friends, colleagues, and professors and the responses I received were humbling.

Now six years later, I’m in the 1600s count! I have been tinkering with the idea for a while to share my little things on this blog…and here I am years later finally acting on the idea. I’ll start at my number 1 and make my way down my list in sporadic posts and everything will be tagged ‘mylittlethings’.

But in honor of my favorite time of the year – the holidays, of course! – I am dedicating this first Little Things post to the theme of the winter holidays.

Winter Holiday Themed Little Things

89. Untouched snow
144. Snow days
192. Christmas lights at night
383. Seeing your breath on cold days
385. Seasonal beverages during the holidays
392. Holiday music on the radio
400. Watching Christmas decorations go up
401. Driving around and seeing Christmas lights
408. Lit-up Christmas trees
416. Walking into a heated building after being outside in the cold
420. Singing Christmas songs with friends
425. Making the first tracks in fresh snow
447. Wrapping your cold hands around a cup of a warm drink
697. Getting into a warm car when it’s cold outside
710. Realizing the Starbucks Christmas cups are back
711. Pulling on winter boots and clothes and realizing its winter
713. Having heater seats in the car on a cold morning
729. Cold, sunny days
737. The way the house smells during the holidays
748. Christmas decorations
756. Hot soup on a cold day
758. Driving home for the holidays and then finally seeing your home in the distance
760. Watching little kids run around in their Christmas dresses and outfits and being excited for Santa
762. The sound of your footsteps in the snow
764. Seeing lighted Christmas trees through windows at night
766. Waking up on Christmas morning
767. First white Christmas
768. Christmas mail
789. Waking up to snow
794. Holiday themed cakes
1084. The sight of your name on a Christmas present
1085. The warmth of a bonfire in the winter
1113. Buying holiday scented Febreeze
1171. Putting socks on cold feet
1210. When the Christmas tree gives the only light in the room
1217. That moment near the holidays when there’s suddenly cookies, chocolate, and candy everywhere
1473. Waking up warm in the winter
1524. Snapchat holiday snaps
1545. Holiday themed meals at the cafeteria

And like I tell everyone on my e-mail mailing list, I am always open to suggestions and will gladly add it to my list! I love to hear what little things people stumble across in their lives! Leave it in the comment sections! [the odd numbering is due to how it appears on my actual list]

Happy Holidays everyone!




  1. Jolene Damoiseaux
    December 20, 2016 / 05:49

    Love this, Monica! Could you please add me to your “Little Things” email list ( Happy holidays! xxx

    • January 16, 2017 / 12:19

      You’ve been added! Thank you Jolene! Hope life is treating you well! 🙂

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