🎄🌟Get even more into the festive spirit with our competition🌟🎄

Christmas is drawing ever closer and we’re all looking forward to spending this warm and enchanting holiday with our nearest and dearest. It doesn’t always have to be a huge party – smaller family get-togethers are lovely too.

✨🎄To help you get even more into the festive spirit, we’ll be giving away a Farmy voucher worth CHF 150 at the end of this blog post!🎄✨

But first, here’s a quick rundown of three alternatives to the usual celebrations at home:

  1. Take a walk in nature
    A leisurely stroll through the forest is a great idea. You can admire the wonders of nature, chat with your family and enjoy a peaceful day. Your walk could also take you to a beautiful viewpoint, perhaps somewhere you and your family can treat yourselves to a hot chocolate or some punch.
  2. Celebrate outdoors
    Spending the evening outdoors under a starry sky – doesn’t that sound like a perfect way to celebrate? A hot meal, like a fondue, or a bonfire will keep you from getting too chilly, while making it feel all the more homely.
  3. Celebrate online
    These days, we’re able to see each other without actually being physically together. So why not bring the grandparents and other guests into your living room via FaceTime or something similar? After all, these kinds of platforms are a perfect alternative for staying close to our loved ones at Christmas despite coronavirus.

Of course, no real Christmas celebration is complete without the right biscuits. One of the most popular Christmas biscuits in Switzerland and Germany are ‘Zimtsterne’, or cinnamon stars. With our recipe, you can make your own in next to no time.

Of course, no real Christmas celebration is complete without the right biscuits. One of the most popular Christmas biscuits in Switzerland and Germany are ‘Zimtsterne’, or cinnamon stars. With our recipe, you can make your own in next to no time.

Ingredients (serves four): 1 fresh egg white, ½ pinch salt, 100 g sugar, 175 g ground almonds, ¾ tablespoon cinnamon, 35 g icing sugar, ½ tablespoon lemon juice

Mix the egg white and the salt together and beat until stiff. Mix the sugar, almonds and cinnamon, add them to the egg white mixture and stir into a dough.

Before you roll out the dough, you may want to sprinkle a little sugar onto your work surface. This helps to stop the dough from sticking to it. Roll out the dough to approx. 1 centimetre thickness and use a star-shaped cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place the biscuits on a tray and leave to dry for approx. six hours. Preheat the oven to 240°C and bake the stars for three to five minutes. Take the cinnamon stars out of the oven and allow to cool.

Stir the icing sugar and lemon juice together to form icing. You can also use water as an alternative to lemon juice. Use a spoon to spread the icing over the stars and leave them to dry.

We think you should really be able to see the Christmas cheer in your home. Here’s an easy decoration idea you can try yourself.

You will need:

Some wire (thick and thin), fairy lights, pliers, a piece of string and a few beads

Here’s how it’s done:

First, take a piece of wire; this piece should be a little thicker. Use the pliers to bend it into a large star shape. Now wrap the fairy lights around this star. As a little something extra, you can take a thinner piece of wire and thread a few beads onto it. Then wrap this wire around the star. You can now hang up the star using a piece of string and just watch people’s faces light up as they see your sparkling DIY décor.

Finding the perfect gift can often be difficult. But in any case, home-made presents are still the best. Especially at Christmastime, chocolate tends to go down particularly well. We’ll show you how to make your very own pralines.

You will need: Chocolate (white/dark), some hundreds and thousands/nuts/dried fruit, one or several ice cube trays, a pot and a bowl

First of all, take your chocolate – it doesn’t matter if it’s white or dark – and heat it up in a water bath until it melts into liquid. For a little extra something, you can also add some food colouring to give your pralines a special colour.

Meanwhile, take your hundreds and thousands, nuts or dried fruit. These pieces have to be very small, otherwise the pralines will fall apart later. Finally, distribute everything among your ice cube trays.

As soon as the chocolate has fully melted, carefully pour it into the ice cube moulds. You can also alternate layers of white and dark chocolate.

Once each ice cube mould is completely filled, place the trays in the fridge and wait until the contents have cooled down completely. After that, simply press your very own pralines out of the ice cube moulds. And with that, your home-made gift is complete!

Looking for some inexpensive Christmas cards that aren’t simply ready-made? Wouldn’t you rather give out Christmas cards with a totally unique design? Just make them yourself!

All you’ll need is a piece of paper and a few pens. Draw a picture or write a greeting on the paper. Your card will look even more spectacular if you decorate it.

You can do this using anything you find around the house, such as glitter, stickers or even wrapping paper. Let your creativity run wild and produce your very own little work of art.

 

 

Our competition: “How many mistakes have sneaked in?”

Due to the current situation, this year’s Christmas celebrations might look a little different than we’re used to. But a little competition should help to keep the festive spirit alive!

Can you spot all the mistakes? Tell us how many there are!

Just follow us on Facebook or Instagram, post the number of mistakes in the comments section and, with a little luck, you could win a Farmy voucher worth CHF 150!

The competition closes on 16 December at 11 pm. The winner will be drawn and notified by us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

https://www.bettybossi.ch/de/Rezept/ShowRezept/BB_BBZJ061015_0020C-40-de?ps=4

https://www-de.scoyo.com/eltern/familie/freizeit/diy-ideen-weihnachten-deko-geschenke-rezepte#DIY-Ideen-fuer-weihnachten-beleuchtung

https://utopia.de/ratgeber/pralinen-selber-machen-rezept/