26 December 2013

[39.] ❄ Merry Christmas ❄

❄ Merry Christmas ❄
I hope you were able to spend it with your loved ones!

I celebrated Christmas with my boyfriend and his family on the 24th.
We had a traditional Polish Christmas with 12 dishes of food on the table!
Needless to say, we were all pretty stuffed by the end of it :3

Before the meal started, we all had a piece of opłatek.
It's a Christmas wafer baked from pure wheat flour and water.
The opłatki wafers are embossed with Christmas related religious images, varying from the nativity scene, Virgin Mary with baby Jesus, to the Star of Bethlehem.

The eldest member holds a large wafer and breaks off a piece to begin the ritual.

The remaining wafer is passed on to another member while a prayer for loved ones is said. 
This continues until everyone at the table has a piece of the wafer. 
Finally, everyone eats their share.

This was the first time I did this and I thought it was a really nice idea.
Made Christmas a little bit different.

The Christmas meal consisted of the following 12 foods:

1. Herring & onion in sauce
2. Grilled Salmon with Herbs
3. Grilled Salmon with Lemon
4. Smoked Salmon
5. Greek Style fish
6. Pierogi with cheese filling
7. Pierogi with sauerkraut filling
8. Filled egg halves
9. Salad
10. Barszcz
11. Croquettes
12. Bread

As you can see, there is no meat involved.
Polish people will still be fasting from meat until Christmas Day.

~•* Outfit Rundown *•~

Christmas Headband - Claire's Accessories
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa
Cardigan - New Look
Dress - Primark
Tights - M&S

I didn't feel like dressing up in lolita for Christmas this year.
I feel like every year, I'm using the same dress for it so it gets a bit boring...
This dress does the job alright, I think. It's very simple, yet cute and I like that.

Thanks for reading!

❄ Season's Greetings ❄
x Chrissii x


  1. Merrrrryyyy christmas!! You look super cute!! And that sounds really interesting the way you celebrated ^__^

    1. Thank you m'dear! It was quite different to normal, but I enjoyed it!
      Sorry for the late response, hope you've had a nice Christmas :)

  2. Aww you look perfect for xmas! I really like seeing what others eat on christmas eve. Your meal is so different from ours. I shall post it soon so you can go and compare.
    I hope you had a blast (seems like it was pretty good and i'm glad). Big kiss,

    1. Aww thank you, Jo! I saw your post and it really is so different compared to each other :) It was pretty good & yours seemed like it too xxxx