Journaling Prompts to Help You Put Pen to Paper

As many of us adjust to life at home, away from our normal schedule and routine, and manage our way through what can only be described as one of the most challenging times the world has seen, it’s important to keep doing things that make us feel good and to look after ourselves, and each other (from a distance of course). And while there are many activities available to us, something the kikki.K team believes can help us through difficult times is simply putting pen to paper. Writing down whatever is on your mind.

Whether it’s journaling for pages and pages or simply stopping for a short moment of self-awareness, let these 20 simple journaling prompts below help you to process and record your thoughts and feelings during these ever-changing and challenging times.

1| List all the things that made you smile today…
2| What is something that really frustrated you about today? Why do you think it made you so frustrated?
3| How are you feeling right now?
4| List all the people in your life who make you happy, and why?
5| What has been the most challenging thing about this week?
6| Write down a list of 30 things that make you happy
7| What are three goals you can set yourself to achieve this week?
8| What are three things you’re grateful for right now?
9| What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
10| What would you do with your life if you had all the money and time you needed?
11| What is worrying you the most right now?
12| If you could speak to your teenage self, what advice would you give?
13| What do you want to have achieved by the end of this week?
14| What are five things that you are really looking forward to?
15| What is the best advice you have ever been given?
16| What do you love most about yourself?
17| If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? And why?
18| What are five things you’d like to stop doing in my life?
19| What are five things you’d love to start doing?
20| Find an inspirational quote that resonates with you. Write it down then write about how and why you think it resonated with you.

So, as we work through these new and sometimes difficult times, remember the simple power of putting pen to paper. Schedule in a moment each day or an hour each week, whatever you can fit in, and write it all down. By putting everything in writing you’ll be getting it out of your head and onto the page, so you can create a calmer mindset.

Grab a beautiful notebook, notepad or journal and pen and maybe even light a candle and make a ritual out of it. Write your ideas, feelings, thoughts, discoveries, worries or any concerns that may be weighing you down. And remember, the simple act of sitting down to put pen to paper is an act of self-care in itself. Keep the above in mind as something you can try as you navigate through these uncertain times, and remember to look after yourself.

For more positive techniques you can put in place during this unique time, read our blog on Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness when working from or staying home.

#kikkiklove #notetoself

Fun for Teachers: Creative and Inspiring Tools For Your Classroom + Downloadable DIY Projects

Teachers, this one’s for you! No doubt you’ve kicked off your new year with fresh ideas to help keep your students motivated and inspired, but if you’re looking for a few extra activities, kikki.K is full of wonderful tools to help you have fun and inspire your class even more. Check out some our favourites below, plus, we’ve also created some wonderful and FREE downloadable DIY projects and trackers you can share with your students to boost their creativity and inspire them well into the year.

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Giving Gifts with a Personal Touch this Christmas

Christmas is all about loved ones, being grateful for each other and showing how much we care. From our family, friends, and colleagues we see every day, to our loved ones living far and wide, this is the time of year to show them just how much we love them. And what better way to do so than by gifting a heartfelt card or gift, and adding your own personal touches to make it truly unique? Here are some simple, yet beautiful ways you can personalise your gifting this festive season.

Choose gift wrapping to suit your recipient’s personality and style.

Consider: Are they minimal in their taste or do they love pops of colour and cuteness? Would they enjoy a little luxury in their gift-wrapping, or do they love the more traditional Christmas style? Giving a gift wrapped with the recipient in mind is a beautiful way to show that you’ve put thought into your gift-giving.

Write a heartfelt message in a card or gift tag and attach to your presents

Nothing says ‘I care’ more than a heartfelt, meaningful message at Christmas time. Take the time to write a personal note to everyone on your gift list and you’re sure to make their day. Whether you choose to use greeting cards, gift tags or even write directly onto your wrapping paper, you can’t go past a personal message when it comes to making someone feel loved.

 
Get crafty with your wrapping

For the creative types out there, Christmas is your time to shine! Choose papers, embellishments and stickers you love and experiment with all sorts of papercraft and DIY elements to use in your gift wrapping. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, you can’t go past our Ultimate Gift Wrapping Book and Paper Lover’s Books for all your DIY paper-crafting goodness.

Think outside the box when it comes to your wrapping materials

While paper and gift tags are a beautiful way to wrap your gifts, take a moment this year to think a little differently. Why not use gorgeous coordinating ribbon to attach a beautiful ornament to your gift (our Mini Baubles are just perfect for this!) or step out into the garden and pick some flowers and greenery to include in your wrapping as well? Perhaps you could use a gift bag rather than wrapping paper and include some of the recipient’s favourite flowers or treats in there as well as their gifts? It’s these simple yet unique touches that will make your gifts stand out, and show your recipient that you truly care.

Enjoy the feeling that comes from adding some personal touches to your gifts this year and love being a #giverofgood with our gorgeous cards, wrap and trim, available in store and online at kikki.K.

And don’t forget to check out our beautiful Christmas Collection and Christmas Decorations just perfect for celebrating and gifting this year.

God Jul (Swedish for Merry Christmas) from all of us at kikki.K.

Decorate Your Tree in Beautiful Swedish Style

In Swedish homes at Christmas, the tree is key to decorating, and a focal point for creating and sharing special memories. With the decorating season well and truly upon us, think of your home – and especially your tree – as a blank canvas where you can create a beautiful meaningful space to entertain loved ones, enjoy some festive fun, relax and create beautiful memories over the holidays.

The key when styling your tree is to ensure you choose ornaments and decorations that not only coordinate, but that also bring you and your loved ones joy. Discover everything you’ll need to make your tree beautiful, fun and festive with these simple ideas.

Be inspired to style your tree the Swedish kikki.K way with our gorgeous new collection of ornaments – including our 12 Days of Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar. Featuring 12 quality porcelain ornaments, you can open one each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas and add them to your tree! Or open them all at once and style to your heart’s content!

Our particular favourites this year are our beautifully Swedish Tomte, Cat, Fox and Owl ornaments that reflect our traditional heritage but are also super adorable!

Legend has it, that the Tomte look after the farms in Sweden while the household sleeps during the long Nordic winter and through the Christmas season. Let your Tomte look over your gifts and home this year.

Also true to our Scandinavian roots, we’ve created some gorgeous Pine Cone Scallop ornaments that would look wonderful in any home.  Combine all of these beautiful elements together to give your home a touch of Swedish tradition this Christmas.

With such beautiful ornaments to choose from, you could keep your styling super minimal and let the ornaments be the heroes of your tree. Or, why not add in a little Instant Snow, String Lights and gorgeous Ribbon to really tie it all together?

Whether you choose a real tree and embrace it and all of its beautiful imperfections, or don’t have the room or access to a real tree, our ornaments are sure to bring any tree to life!

And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about your workspace. If you’ve got a mini tree, or are looking to add a little festive fun to your desk,  our Mini Baubles are just perfect.

Prepare for your unique and beautiful Christmas and get organised to style your Christmas tree with a little nod to Swedish heritage today. Shop our entire Christmas Collection now, and stay tuned for more styling inspiration.

*Note: Please read the instructions for our Instant Christmas Snow carefully before use.

God Jul (Swedish for Merry Christmas) from all of us at kikki.K.