I shared this sentiment on Twitter already, but I am so seriously impressed by/in awe of people who commit to blogmas or vlogmas. Prepping posts, queuing, shooting, editing, and simply coming up with ideas for content is no joke–it’s a ton of work. I have at least a half-dozen posts in various stages of completion in my notepad right now, and I have posted, oh, once in the last seven days. Major blogger fail, I know. I have a packed editorial calendar for the first few weeks of 2017 (side bar: OMG, how is it almost 2017?!) but I wanted to make sure that I popped in at least once this week, too. What better way to do that than a fun little get-to-know-you winter survey?! Here are a few quick winter-themed Q&As from me to you.
VITALITY CHILD Winter Survey ♡
Winter or summer?
SUMMER. I actually hate winter and cold weather, even though I’m a winter baby. Oops.
Do you have any holiday traditions?
I don’t think that I do have any real, specific traditions! I do the typical family Christmas–brunch and presents with parents in the morning and then generally a big family get together with aunts/uncles/cousins later in the day. We used to go to the Holidazzle parade, but that isn’t a thing anymore!
What’s your favorite winter activity?
Pretending it’s not winter? JK. I actually really like doing holiday shopping and picking out the perfect gifts for my loved ones. I also appreciate the extended mall and store hours, haha.
What is your least favorite thing about winter?
I hate the cold, but what really gets to me is the bleakness of winter. Fog and dreariness and the grey? Not into it. Thank goodness for SAD lamps!
Best gift you’ve ever received?
My winter puppy, Phillip!
What’s your favorite winter clothing item or accessory?
I like a good blanket scarf or circle scarf moment, but I couldn’t live without my down parka.
When do you start listening to holiday music?
Minus December 25th, I really don’t! I’m weirdly averse to Christmas music for some odd reason–it makes me kind of insane.
Do you decorate for the holidays?
A little! If people are coming to us for Christmas, we’ll definitely put up a tree and decorate and do the whole shebang, but if we’re traveling, things are more low-key. My mom is like, the ultimate decorator, so I love going to her place and seeing how she mixes things up each year.
What’s your favorite winter/holiday treat?
COFFEE CAKE. Every Christmas brunch, my family gets this special coffee cake that I am obsessed with. My parents came to us for Christmas when we were in Milwaukee, and in order to get the cakes, Alex and I actually drove to Illinois because there weren’t any available in the entire sate of Wisconsin. It just isn’t Christmas without the coffee cake.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
RENT. Not your typical holiday movie by any means, but legitimately does take place at Christmastime!
What’s your favorite winter…thing?! Feel free to share your answer with a comment!