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The joy of giving

December 19, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year they say… I couldn’t but notice this weekend that magic has been bit “thrown” aside and the craziness of shopping everything and anything, pushing in the overcrowded shops and such has taken over everybody… Everywhere!

While I’m “guilty” of shopping last minute for the Christmas presents and thinking of people whom I love and what I want them to receive on these holidays… I had to just stop for a moment and think of what is it that Christmas is all about? What is the true essence of it?

For me, the biggest thing is the feeling of joy of giving! My best Christmas present and the only one that I truly wish for myself this year is to give and not expect anything in return. To give presents, to give smiles, to give hugs, etc. To be there for the people who matter the most in my little Universe.

Laughs which I’m sharing with my friends over a casual, unpretentious Sunday afternoon or precious smiles from those same friends and closest people after receiving my Christmas cards and presents which I’ve picked out for them are the priceless gifts which I have decided to shower myself with this year! I don’t even have to mention how impatiently I’m looking forward to this weekend and seeing my daughter open her presents.

Something that truly makes me happy is giving, spreading love and being present in the moment with those who matter the most. Every other present is nice of course, but I’ve grown enough to know that the best of presents are true feelings and emotions, something that’s been very hard to come across but once you do ( I did ) that is the best gift which you could ever wish to receive on any Christmas! 🙂

So remind yourself that no matter how big or small presents you’re shopping for or hoping to receive this Christmas, the true essence of Christmas is the joy of giving and every single act of kindness is the best gift you could ever wish for – somebody loves you and has thought of you and that is what matters the most. No materialistic thing can fill your heart as the company and love of those whom you’re surrounded by.

I’m wearing: Boots ( HERE ), Bag ( HERE ), Down coat ( HERE ), Necklace ( HERE ), Blazer ( HERE )


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  • Reply Jyoti December 19, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Love the outfit! You look so pretty 🙂 Lovely post! Have a wonderful day 🙂
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

  • Reply Jennifer December 19, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    You’re so beautiful inside and out, Natali! Love this post and so agree with you on the joy of giving! You look adorable as always!

    xo, Jennifer

    • Reply natali karppinen December 19, 2016 at 11:13 AM

      Awww, thank you from the bottom of my heart Jennifer, this means a lot! <3

  • Reply Violette December 19, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    Cute post! Love the look!

  • Reply Zunera & Serena December 19, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    I just love this outfit!.Well coordinated, warm and cozy!

  • Reply Alissa December 19, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    This is an absolutely beautiful reminder of what Christmas is about. I get so stressed out about finding the perfect gift, when really it is the thought and intention behind the action that matters. Thank you for being a voice of calm and reason!

    The Adored Life

    • Reply natali karppinen December 20, 2016 at 9:04 AM

      Awwww and thank YOU for being so kind and also for stopping by and leaving a comment. 🙂

  • Reply Nada December 19, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Amazing photos!

  • Reply Ricarda December 19, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Very beautiful words darling, and you’re looking sweet as ever!

    Liebste Grüße,
    Ricarda von CATS & DOGS:

  • Reply Carmelatte December 19, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    I’m not gonna tell you anything you don’t know – you are perfection <3


  • Reply MELODY JACOB December 19, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    that glasses is so lovely

  • Reply Amy Arnold December 19, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Loving your layers and mix of black and brown. Giving always brings joy!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Kim December 20, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    Wow, that looks adorable!

    Kim | from KIMMARLEN

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins December 20, 2016 at 4:18 AM

    Such a great reminder! You look so amazing as usual! Love that coat!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply Toks December 20, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    I totally agree with you. Great look and I love the houndstooth jacket. xoxoxo

  • Reply a trendy life December 20, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Great post and great look babe!

  • Reply Mónica - MVAP Blog December 20, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Very nice pictures dear!!
    Mónica Sors

  • Reply Jo December 20, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Such a lovely inspirational post, Natali.
    The days are whizzing by, so let me wish you and your daughter a wonderful Christmas. And hope 2017 will be kind to you.
    Christmas hugs, Jo

  • Reply Eleanor December 20, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    Great post so sweet words! Love your cute outfit!

  • Reply Lena December 20, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Lovely post! Have a great Christmas time!

  • Reply Madalina December 20, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Cool glasses!

    Madalina from Sinestezic

  • Reply Staysya Dinka December 20, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    Couldn’t agree more with you! Let’s spend this wonderful Christmas time by giving more to everyone around us <3

  • Reply Cielo December 21, 2016 at 5:26 AM

    You look so warm and cozy! Great look!
    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Olga Pancenko December 21, 2016 at 6:14 AM

    In love with this

  • Reply sepatuholig December 21, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    I love your necklaces!
    Have a fantastic time welcoming Christmas dear… happy holidays…
    IG @grace_njio

  • Reply Merel December 21, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Pretty outfit babe! <3

    X Merel

  • Reply Nada December 21, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    amazing 🙂

  • Reply Portia December 21, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    Beautiful look! Love it all

  • Reply Megan December 22, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Such a great reminder. I think the best presents are the ones that maybe cost the least.. because you have to really give it a lot of thought and they’er always more impressive in the end. Merry Christmas!

    Denton & Lou 

  • Reply Hadasah Love | Style To Love December 22, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Great post!
    Much love,
    Hadasah |

  • Reply bonjour Chiara December 22, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    Oh, yes, I do agree with your words!
    That should be the real atmosphere

  • Reply sophie January 22, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Love your writing, christmas time is always the best time of the year <3

    xoxo, Cool men fashion

  • Reply Adi February 22, 2023 at 11:38 PM

    The glasses and touque make for a great look paired with that Jacket.

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