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Hygge: Free Winter Printable

Winter. My least favorite season.

Why? It’s so cold where I live in Minnesota and the days are so short. When it’s pitch black at 5:00 pm it feels like it’s time to go to bed.

The season isn’t changing (outside of global warming, yikes) so there’s only one thing to do: Embrace it! 

That’s where the concept of hygge comes in. Today I’m sharing a few tips, a free printable, and my favorite products for gettin’ hygge with it to survive winter.

What is Hygge?

Hygge, a Danish word that, translated into English, means a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. 


A quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.

– Oxford English Dictionary

Photo by Shayna Douglas on Unsplash

Basically, hygge is about being cozy, happy, and taking part in feasting, drinking, and enjoying merry company with friends and family.

Hygge may have become a buzzword lately, but the concept holds true for surviving the winter months. 

And in case you were wondering, it’s pronounced “hoo-ga.” Think hug.

Read on for easy tips on how to survive winter.

How to survive winter? Embrace the weather!

While we tend to think of hygge as only about being cozy on the couch, the Nordic culture strongly identifies with spending time outside, and winter is no exception.

Over the years, I’ve realized that the best way to enjoy the outdoors is to dress for it. That means investing in some key pieces, particularly a good coat and boots.

enjoying Winter outside in Minnesota
Spending a Minnesota winter day out in the snow a few years ago

Outdoor Essentials

THE NORTH FACE Women's ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate Jacket, TNF Black, Small

THE NORTH FACE Women’s ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate Jacket

I have THE NORTH FACE Women’s ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate Jacket in gray and I love that it’s waterproof and has huge pockets to carry my hat and gloves.

Sorel Women's Winter Boots, Brown Camel Brown, 8

SOREL – Women’s Winter Carnival Waterproof Boot for Winter

Keeping your feet warm, especially your toes, is key to enjoying yourself outdoors. These waterproof ones will keep your feet dry and your toes toasty.

Cuddl Duds Thermal Underwear Long Johns for Women Fleece Lined Cold Weather Base Layer Top and Leggings Bottom Winter Set - Black, Large

Cuddl Duds Thermal Underwear Long Johns

It all starts with base layers. I pair these under joggers, jeans, and leggings to enjoy winter hikes and sledding.

 Cozy up your home

We tend to spend more time indoors during the Winter, so why not make your space extra cozy.

Grab a new fuzzy blanket, some slippers, dim the lights, light some candles, and brew a cup of tea.

Making your space somewhere you want to be can help you feel less cooped up during the coldest months of the year.

Cozy up your home to enjoy the winter months

Winter Home Essentials

Bedsure Faux Fur Cream Throw Blanket – Fuzzy, Fluffy, and Shaggy Cream Blankets, Soft and Thick Sherpa, Cozy Warm Decorative Gift, Throw Blankets for Couch, Sofa, Bed, 50x60 Inches, 640 GSM

Faux Fur Cream Throw Blanket

Enjoy cuddling with this soft and calming blanket whenever you’re ready to get cozy.

Twinings Winter Spice Herbal Tea - Camomile with Apple, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Caffeine-Free Tea Bags Individually Wrapped, 20 Count (Pack of 2)

Twinings Winter Spice Herbal Tea

A warm cup of tea will warm you from the inside out. Being caffeine-free, you can enjoy a cup anytime of day. Try a winter-themed flavor like this chamomile, apple, cinnamon, cardamom, and clove.

Balsam Fir Lidded Jar Candle

Candles provide a warm and cozy ambiance. I love a winter scent like balsam fir.

Make time for merriment 

There is nothing better than a relaxing night in during the winter. Invite some friends over for feasting and merriment with tapas and delicious cocktails, like an Old Fashioned served in a fun glass.

Be sure to turn on some tunes, light the fire, and hunker down for an evening of music and conversation. Sounds like a great way to start gettin’ hygge with it! 

If you are looking for some fun holiday printables you’ll love want to grab this Let it Snow party printable set and check out the fabulous ideas. 

Hygge table

Winter Entertaining Essentials

Vintage Art Deco Coupe Glasses Ribbed Coup Martini, Champagne & Cocktail 7oz | Set of 6 | Modern Muted Pastel Colored Crystal Glassware, Manhattan Goblet Cocktails, Ripple Glassware Gifts - Gift Box

Vintage Art Deco Coupe Glasses

The glassware is everything. These vintage colored coupes make a statement. A really good one!

TÖST All-Natural Alcohol Free Sparkling Beverage, 25.4 Fl Oz (Pack of 3)

TÖST All-Natural Alcohol Free Sparkling Beverage

This Töst sparkling beverage is a fun replacement for alcohol, and there won’t be any regrets in the morning!

YOMCH Ring Toss Game,Handmade Wooden Fun Hook and Ring Game,Outdoor&Indoor Games for Adults and Family,Suitable for Lawn, Backyard, Bar,Party,Brown Wood,Large,Good Gift Choice

Ring Toss Game

This low effort game brings a touch of competition to your gathering.

Hibernate and enjoy a book

Have you heard about those parties where people gather and chat for 30 minutes and then they silently read? I want my hygge party to be like that!

Cozy up with a book about Hygge

Winter is a time to slow down and enjoy a book. Either grab your favorite genre, see my favorite reads on Amazon, or find other ways to get hygge by curling up with one of these books.

Books on Hygge

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living (The Happiness Institute Series)
My Hygge Home: How to Make Home Your Happy Place
Time To Hygge: A Joy & Happiness Coloring Book
Hygge: Introduction to The Danish Art of Cozy Living

Download the Hygge Free Printable

Now how about that free printable? It’s available in two background colors, so choose your favorite.

Simply download the file below, print, cut, and frame. Enjoy! 

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I hope you find some of these tips to survive winter helpful and inspiring as you embrace hygge this winter season.

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Free Printable: Gettin' Hygge With It and tips for surviving the Winter slump

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