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Hygge Holidays

Hygge, pronounced "hoo-gah," is a Danish word for a mood of coziness with feelings of wellness and contentment. The holidays can be a stressful time, but the Danes find ways to enjoy the simple pleasures of winter. The library has many books in its collection that will teach you how to adopt the concept of hygge.

Making winter : a hygge-inspired guide for surviving the winter months by Emma Mitchell Enjoy 25 creative crafts and recipes, which range from gorgeous trinkets to snuggly woolens and tasty treats. You don't have to be an expert with a crochet hook or a whiz in the kitchen to complete the projects, which include easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. Make vintage ornaments, bake plum and orange blondies, crochet boot cuffs, and more--and you'll feel hygge warming you no matter how cold it is outside.

How to hygge : the Nordic secrets to a happy life by Signe Johansen How to Hygge by chef and author Signe Johansen is a fresh, informative, lighthearted, fully illustrated how-to guide to hygge. It's a combination of recipes and helpful tips for cozy living at home.

The little book of hygge : Danish secrets to happy living by Meik Wiking The Little Book of Hygge introduces you to this cornerstone of Danish life, and offers advice and ideas on incorporating it into your own life. From picking the right lighting to organizing a Hygge get-together to dressing hygge, Wiking shows you how to experience more joy and contentment the Danish way.

The hygge life : embracing the Nordic art of coziness through recipes, entertaining, decorating, simple rituals, and family traditions by Gunnar Karl Gíslason and Jody Eddy A food and lifestyle book dedicated to the Scandinavian concept of hygge; how to create it for yourself and others, and how to incorporate it into holidays, travel, decor, entertaining, and everyday life, with approximately 30 recipes.

Hygge & West home : design for a cozy life by Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos The book answers the question of how to create a home filled with natural elements, spaces for family and friends, bits of coziness, and special charms. Showcasing a variety of home styles and sizes, belonging to creatives from a range of fields, the book offers readers inspiration for creating a meaningful, cozy, and comfortable home anywhere.


American Cozy: Hygge-Inspired Ways to Create Comfort & Happiness by Stephanie Pedersen With their overscheduled lifestyles, Americans can't always find time for the people and things they love. Enter American Cozy, which uses the Danish phenomenon of hygge--comfort, togetherness, and well-being--to bring coziness and ease to readers' homes, work, and lives. Filled with charming four-color illustrations, it explores organization and home décor, entertaining, cooking, creating a happier, more productive work life, de-cluttering, and slowing down.

Scandikitchen : the essence of hygge by Bronte Aurell Explained in 12 entertaining chapters interspersed with recipes, you will learn first about the origins of the word hygge (old Norse) and then how to embrace it with essays on: Hygge and the Basics, Hygge and Happiness, Hygge and Sharing, Hygge and Baking, Hygge and Darkness, Hygge and Light, Hygge and Time, Hygge and Stress, Hygge and Soul, Hygge and Nature, Hygge and Stuff, and Hygge and Your Home.

Scandi Christmas : over 45 projects and quick ideas for beautiful decorations & gifts by Christiane Bellstedt Myers Christiane Bellstedt Myers has developed a beautiful collection of Christmas essentials using natural materials and traditional colour themes of red and white, and green and silver. The four chapters cover a wide range of crafts, including collage, embroidery, sewing and baking, and take inspiration from Scandinavian traditions to bring the magic of hygge to your holiday celebrations.

The cozy life : rediscover the joy of the simple things through the Danish concept of hygge by Pia Edberg Say goodbye to the Winter Blues and live a healthier, centred life. This charming little book, filled with hand drawn illustrations, beautifully addresses that yearning we all have for a more authentic life, created by ourselves instead of external forces.What's stopping you from living a more meaningful and connected life?

The simplicity of cozy : hygge, lagom & the energy of everyday pleasures by Melissa Alvarez Make cozy your way of life with this inspiring guide on connecting to the positive energy of simple, everyday moments. Known around the world as hygge, lagom (lay-go-m), and other similar terms, cozy and balanced living helps you improve your health, happiness, and spirituality by understanding and feeling the frequency of people, animals, places, and situations.

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