December Vlog Challenge: Winter Wonderland

It’s time for another #decembervlogchallenge post! This time we’re taking you on a tour of the snowy mountainside in the Black Forest of Germany. Just a low-key, wrap up in something cozy, cup your hands around a thermos of hot chocolate, turn up the soft Christmas music, totally relax kind of winter wonderland tour.

If you’re wanting to link up your own Christmas-themed vlogs from this week, visit the first post from the challenge here!

And just in case you are new and want to jump in, the prompts are below. Wednesdays are for topics everyone follows, and Saturdays are open to share your own kind of Christmas cheer! So take note of bold Wednesday posts that everyone can do, and the italic Saturday posts are just our ideas for the “open ended” days, which you’re welcome to steal and reinterpret for yourself as well (:

2 CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS from childhood, your favorite, ones you do with a significant other, what you plan to do/do with your kids

5 SNOWY WINTER SCENE-or maybe another local Christmas event you attend?

9 DEAR SANTA LETTER- what would you write if you were going to write one this year… serious or funny!

12 FAVORITE HOLIDAY SONGS- easy for anyone! read us a list, karaoke a little for us, get creative!

16 CREATIVE GIFTING- what are some ideas for getting creative with gifting this year? whether it’s for $$ reasons, feeling extra crafty, looking to really personalize gifts, etc… (for us it’s being on the other side of the world from our family!)

19 MAKING “STOCKINGS”- we’re putting together ghetto stockings/paper bags (ha!) as our Christmas decor “on the road” this year.. maybe you could tell us about your home decorations?

23 THREE WAYS TO BE INTENTIONAL THIS SEASON- I really don’t want to get caught up in the commercialism of Christmas, and it takes a conscious effort sometimes! how do you manage this? what are your tips?

26 A LONDON CHRISTMAS- I plan to post a little video of our London Christmas.. probably our dinner with friends and some Christmas activities… you can do the same wherever you are! since this is the day after Christmas I plan to keep it simple/minimum time input 🙂

30 ONE GREAT THING FROM 2015 AND ONE THING TO ANTICIPATE IN 2016- just a little way to wrap up 2015 and start 2016 off with some positive vibes!


  • I can’t imagine myself in a place like that. Loved your video full with details and beautiful views! – Beautiful place!

    • Thanks Tayrina! It was so gorgeous. We saw a lot of beauty in Alaska but the difference in Europe is all the cute towns! Didn’t get to show that in this video, but the snowy trees kind of carried the show on their own 🙂

  • It’s beautiful! Looks pretty chilly!

    • It was chilly but not too cold! (Suprisingly!) When the sun is shining and you’re above the clouds, it really is quite nice out. Europe has been having a very mild winter this year!

  • That is the prettiest place ever! You guys are just too creative 🙂

    • Aww thanks Katie! I have to admit I’ve been a bit disappointed with myself at my LACK of creativity with the last two videos but we’ve been on the road all week and staying with family. It’s hard to balance spending time working on quality creativity and spending time with family and friends who are kind enough to host us. By the way.. love your new blog reveal!!

  • I’m in love! It looks like such a beautiful place!

    • Yes it truly is!! It was the perfect little winter trip to get us in the mood for Christmas.

  • Oh it’s so beautiful! So great we got to chat about all these travels yesterday! This has definitely made me want to rent a car and take a drive through the forest while the snow is still around!

    • Yes! You totally should. It’s so accessible for Europeans in this area but so many people we know don’t ever get away from work/daily life to really enjoy all that is here. If you do end up going to the Black Forest and staying overnight, we stayed at an awesome airbnb and I would recommend it!