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December 21, 2020

Our Favorite Winter-Themed Bella Grace Articles

Photo credit: Jovana Rikalo

Lately our days have been filled with warm beverages, cozy blankets, and reading by the fireside! With the winter season in full-swing, we thought it would be fun to revisit some of our favorite winter-themed stories featured in Bella Grace. Below is a collection articles that encourage us to celebrate winter the “Bella” way ❤️

Our Favorite Winter-Themed Bella Grace Articles

1. Winter’s Undoing by Elle Harris

Photo by Chelsea Victoria

Relish in the sweet sentiments of winter with beautiful words by frequent Bella Grace contributor, Elle Harris. | Article featured in Bella Grace Issue 22


2. Winter Keeping by Bonnie Sours Smith

Photo by Jonathan Stout

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand, and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home.” – Edith Sitwell. In this article, Bonnie Sours Smith shares her favorite ways to embrace cozy days including getting lost in beloved books, creating photo albums, collecting pinecones and more! | Article featured in The Cozy Issue Volume 2


3. 89 Beautiful Days of Winter by Erica Gerald Mason

Photo by Tara Romasanta

Cold weather offers us tiny quiet moments of warmth and comfort. Delight in a list of one activity for every cozy day of the winter season. | Article featured in The Cozy Issue Volume 1

4. 57 Things to Add to Your Winter Bucket List by Our Bella Grace Readers

Photo by Jovana Rikalo

When we asked our Bella community what was on their winter bucket list, they shared several beautiful and inspiring activities. Read the list then create your own in our featured worksheet. | Article featured in Bella Grace Issue 22

5. Nestling Into the Things I Love by Teagan Olivia Sturmer

Photo by Gabi Bucataru

“The frail, yellow sun creeps across the wooden floorboards whispering that it’s time to rise, to wake up, to begin the day. But I ignore it. I turn over and snuggle deeper into my flannel sheets. Just five more minutes, I think. The world can wait for five more minutes.”

Follow along with Teagan Olivia Sturmer as she shares the cozy, everyday moments that are worth getting out of bed for in winter, spring, summer, and autumn. | Article featured in The Cozy Issue Volume 3

6. Rekindling the Magic of Winter by Lauren Ashley Schwartz

Photo by Alida Brown

As a kid, Lauren Ashley Schwartz didn’t just survive winter, she celebrated it. Caught between her discontent for the “now” and the anticipation of the “later,” she builds a list of how she is rekindling the magic of winter as an adult and once again capturing the simple joy of the season. | Article featured in Bella Grace Issue 26

7. The Season for Bravery by Nancy M. Kendall

Photo by Gabi Bucataru

Nancy M. Kendall shares how passing winter’s tests of strength and endurance gave her the courage to do what she didn’t think was possible. We adore how this lover of color and scent, flowers, and roadside pansy sales describes winter, the season for bravery. | Article featured in Bella Grace Issue 26

8. Curating Comfort by Carmen Marie Laird

Photo by Hannah Dewey

Carmen Marie Laird looks back nostalgically on some of her earliest and fondest memories of cozy, growing up in a small ranch cottage, and reflects on how her mother was able to continue to create a magical, cozy environment even after life changed drastically for her family. | Article featured in The Cozy Issue Volume 3

9. 13 Ways to Embrace the Magic of a Snow Day by Ella Wilson

Photo by Alexander Dummer

Embrace the magic of a snow day with Ella Wilson’s creative recommendations. From making ice cream with the first snow to blowing freezing bubbles, you’re sure to be inspired! | Article featured in The Cozy Issue Volume 1


What is your favorite thing to do during the winter season?

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Comments ( 4 )

  1. Denise Figueroa

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Cuddle with my dog with a cup of coffee and just breath…

  2. Kay Stambaugh

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Nothing is more soothing to me then lighting a fire in the fireplace, lighting candles and just sitting in the quiet.

  3. Tracy Lischer

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I’m collating with Bella Grace words and pictures, turning them into my own. Bella Grace inspires my blog, “Diary of a Mindful Nature Lover.”

  4. Debbie Ealer

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Winter is such a magical time of year. We turn inwards, we contemplate, we dream big dreams, and by spring we are rearing to go. Winter is full of candles and tea, warm blankets and soft jazz. Winter is magical indeed.

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