At the end of November most of us are horrified by the currently cuddly 12 degrees! Because every year the tree on the Roman is suddenly turned on again, while the dwelling and mood are still as bare and pale as the trees in the park. And while St. Nicholas is already ringing from every corner, we ask ourselves how Christmas can be again. Neither is the Advent wreath wrapped nor a candle bought or a ball polished!
So if you have had a zero-command Christmas mood to date, you can help with our power program! :) Of course, the most important thing on the mood list is not to decorate, but to arrange a date with friends, colleagues and acquaintances for the Christmas market. According to my experience and a spontaneous, non-representative survey of my circle of acquaintances, the feeling of well-being creeps in with the evening mood. The desire for everything else follows then quasi on the foot. That there's two: the decoration. Decoration MUST be. I'm not a big fan of MUST, but of decoration. Between you and me, I personally have completely fallen for the American trend, which is known to say: a lot helps a lot. But please, everyone as they like. Whether Scandinavian plain or German traditional, the decoration shops in the area have something for every taste.
A little secret tip is by the way: Freudenreich in Oberursel. The small, fine shop in the old town offers Christmas something for the extraordinary taste. The same can also be found in “Kontraste“ and „Designer’s House“.
We are here in Frankfurt and not in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where it christmas all year round for tourists. But you can also discover a lot of original or handcrafted things at weekly markets. For example, a Finnish Christmas market invites you to discover the north! While Santa Claus comes from Finland, we can also find out how the Finns manage to bring their souls and bodies awake and lively through the cold and dark winter.
In order to bring light into the dark, it is recommended to finally design the Advent wreath or place a mistletoe branch over the entrance door.
Third: Write Christmas cards! Just today I discovered the most amusing cards in the department store Hessen in Frankfurt dialect. Writing is so much fun for me again, and I'm looking forward to giving a present when I imagine the recipient's face: He'll make eyes!
Finnish Christmas Market, Dornbuschkirche, Carl-Goerdeler-Straße 1, 60320 Frankfurt am Main,
Saturday 26.11.2016, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
Sunday 27.11.2016, from 11 to 16 o'clock
Kaufhaus Hessen, Berger Straße 288, 60385 Frankfurt/Bornheim
Freudenreich, Oberursel, Ackergasse 11, Oberursel
Contrasts, Hanauer Landstraße 297, 60314 Frankfurt
Designer’s House, Domstraße 2, 60311 Frankfurt, Innenstadt