Clippings, December 2013

From March until December 2013, I wrote a weekly feature for the Clippings online magazine. This is an article I wrote just before Christmas about the Danish concept of Hygge.
galvanised wire candle holder

Start to think about Christmas, and if you’re anything like me, the images that spring to mind are less a romantic scene of Dickensian bliss and more to-do lists, family politics, and piles of plastic toys that play second fiddle to the boxes they came in. It seems to get more commercialised, more expensive and more stressful every year. I’m not about to suggest moving to a world cup model and only having Christmas every four years in a rotating host country (my other half’s bright idea), but I am about to suggest slowing down.

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