Hello, Holidays! Starting to Celebrate + A Giveaway

November 11, 2019

Hello Holidays I wit & whimsy

‘Tis the season!! This week marks the beginning of my holiday content as I have some holiday outfit ideas coming to you on Wednesday and Thursday and my first gift guide for the season will be live this Saturday! I am someone who completely embraces and gets so excited about the holiday season. Living in New York City makes it particularly magical and doing all my favorite traditions this time of year just never gets old. I particularly love sharing the holiday season with you all through wit & whimsy! There is so much work that goes into holiday content but I love creating posts that hopefully make your season even merrier and brighter!

Hello Holidays I wit & whimsy

Hello Holidays I wit & whimsy

Hello Holidays I wit & whimsy

Hello Holidays I wit & whimsy

Hello Holidays I wit & whimsy

Hello Holidays I wit & whimsy

Hello Holidays I wit & whimsy

Hello Holidays I wit & whimsy

This year I am once again bringing back the holiday hub that will be a go-to resource for all holiday content here on wit & whimsy. You can find it on the homepage’s top menu in red font. When you hover over it you’ll see two categories “Get Inspired” and “Get Gifting”.

wit & whimsy 2019 Holidays

Get Inspired is all my posts related to holiday content (inclusive of gift guides) and Get Gifting is a the dedicated Holiday Shop broken down by category that’ll have exclusive gift finds you won’t see elsewhere. It is a resource for gift ideas but also has things to wear during the season and ideas on how to decorate your home this holiday season. The shop’s various categories are just getting started and I’ll be updating them weekly so be sure to keep checking back. I hope you find the hub handy and that it fills you with ideas for your holiday season!

This year’s gift guides include some themes I’ve never shared before and I can’t wait to share the gift ideas I’ve been finding! I’ve been spending a lot of time culling through the web so that I’m bringing you fresh, exciting gift ideas and not a bunch of ideas you’re seeing elsewhere. I want these gift guides to be helpful resources and super practical for your holiday shopping.

In addition to the eight gift guides I plan to publish this year and all the ideas being shared in the Holiday Shop, I’m also pinning gifts and holiday inspiration per usual over on a variety of Pinterest boards. I also have posts planned for what to wear during the holiday season, holiday beauty and I am thrilled to once again be bringing back my Kindness Campaign I introduced last year. It filled my heart with so much joy last December and I hope it grows even bigger this year. I hope you’ll all get involved!

From now through the end of the year, you can expect to see an occasional weekend post, too! If you don’t want to miss any posts you can sign up to get them in your inbox every time one publishes.

Also I’m excited to kick off this holiday season with a giveaway to jumpstart your shopping! I’ll be giving away two $100 American Express gift cards to two lucky readers! To enter, follow me on Instagram and comment below what you are most looking forward to this holiday season! (Be sure to include your Instagram handle in your comment as well!) I’ll randomly select a winner next week and notify them by email!

I am so excited for the next six weeks and hope you’ll enjoy everything coming to you this year as part of wit & whimsy. And, if you have a special holiday-related content request or question, feel free to drop me a line here.

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Anthropologie Top (M; also love this, this & this) // Citizens of Humanity Jeans (Size 28) // Sarah Flint Pumps (c/o; use code MEGHAN50 for $50 off your first order) // Velvet Hair Bow

p.s. see all past holiday content here and here is everything I am looking forward to in the coming months.

[Carter Fish Photography]

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  1. Ashley says:

    I am so excited to spend time with my husband and our family and friends! We have so many little traditions (like drinking spiked hot cocoa when putting up our decorations, or volunteering) that make this time of year so special! My insta handle is @ashleyvbeine

  2. Sarah says:

    So excited to head home and spend some time with family this year!
    Ig: @sarah0wen

  3. Liz says:

    Cozy meals, spiced wine, red holiday dresses and family! @liztacy

  4. Erin says:

    This holiday season I’m looking forward to turning 30 and spending time with family!

    IG: @erinvillani

  5. Laurence says:

    Can’t wait to read all your holiday guides. I am looking forward to spending time with my son (who will back home from college) and going to NYC with him, part of our holiday tradition. My instagram name is @loulou4743.

    Enjoy Paris, my former city. ?


  6. Jennifer says:

    Spending time with family, relaxing & drinking wine 😉 having poor health most of the time … you appreciate the little things!

  7. Lindsay says:

    I’m excited to see friends and family and get some much needed relaxation in before the new year!

    @lindsbubs on insta

  8. Marilyn says:

    I’m most looking forward to some downtime.


  9. Georgina Tompkins says:

    I am most excited to see my friends and family! I am also a sucker for all the Hallmark Christmas movies that get released during the season!! @gigitompkins

  10. Kellie says:

    I am so excited to repack cold New York and spend the holidays with my family in California! The beach in December is the best!


  11. Coralys M says:

    I am looking most forward to spending time with family and friends. As well as welcoming my new nephew into the world.


  12. Tess says:

    Excited for holidays in NYC too!! Planning on NYBG holiday train show, NY Phil Holiday Brass, holiday villages etc… @t.shih

  13. Bridget Paff says:

    Looking forward to everything the holidays mean – snow, family, kittens by the fire, friends and celebrations!


  14. Annie says:

    Christmas morning with my fiance!


  15. I am excited about spending time with my family and our newly adopted dog ?

  16. Meredith Kaiser says:

    I’m looking forward to all of the holiday lights and holiday food!

  17. Lauren says:

    I am most looking forward to spending time by the fire with a glass of wine… smelling the delicious cooking from the other room. Plus, two best friends who are like family just had babies so I’m looking forward to new traditions with them. Thank you for spreading the holiday spirit!


  18. Mia G says:

    Most excited for all the NYC Christmas activities! I love the Union Sq market and seeing the Rockettes in particular.


  19. Cynthia says:

    I’m looking forward to teaching my nieces how to make Parker House rolls from scratch. IG: cynthialuuwho

  20. Kimbell says:

    I’m most excited about spending time with my family this holiday season! IG: kimbellkid

  21. Becca says:

    Going to the Bahamas for Christmas with my family and we are going to bring a suitcase with gifts for the people who lost everything in the hurricane so they can have a nice Christmas!


  22. Jess Zimlich says:

    I’m so excited for the holiday season! It’s snowing here in Chicago right now and even though we didn’t get much of a fall, it give me all the warm fuzzy feelings. I’m ready for all the trees to go up around Chicago and can’t wait to pay a visit to all of them 🙂 My Instagram is @26andnotcounting 😉 Hope you’re still having the best time in Paris!

  23. Joanne says:

    Looking forward to holiday meals shared with friends and family and also the gift-giving (and receiving!).


  24. Jenny says:

    I can’t wait for snow, cookies, Santa, and lights and to celebrate with my family


  25. Brigid says:

    I am so excited to spend quality time with family!

  26. Rosa says:

    I am really looking forward some time off from work during the holidays. This year has been insanely busy and I haven’t been able to relax and spend quality time with my dog Lola. So we will be staying put in our home (maybe a new home), just me and the dog, this holiday season to make the best of it.
    My instagram handle is @rosalovesdc

  27. Georgia Katsoolias says:

    holiday high tea and secret santa with my girlfriends! it’s our yearly tradition and i always look forward to it. can’t wait to see all of your gift guides and holiday content!


  28. Lauren says:

    I am most excited for my first [married] holiday season with my husband! I can’t wait to see what traditions we start together as a family! It just seems so much more official this year and I am also excited to use the beautiful menorah we were gifted!


  29. Ez says:

    Spend time with family and eat all the foods – isn’t that what the holidays are all about anyway? @love_ezgi

  30. Melanie says:

    I’m so looking forward to some downtime with family and picking out gifts for my Secret Santa! We’ve started doing that in my immediate family because buying for everyone was getting overwhelming, so I’m excited to see all your gift guides for some new ideas!

    Instagram: @therealmelbee 🙂

  31. Rory Gilman says:

    I am looking forward to having the Christmas tree up and enjoying our holiday cookies. I can’t wait to have my family all together again too!!!


  32. Shannon says:

    I most look forward to all of the decorations and cozy lights everywhere. They make everything feel extra magical for the season! (My insta handle is @shann365)

  33. Emily Weir says:

    I love those red pumps! This holiday season I’m most looking forward to taking time off work between Christmas and New Years to just enjoy resting at home after a busy season.


  34. Kelly says:

    I’m most looking forward to all of the traditions with my family. We have five kids and we decorate gingerbread houses and go meet St. Nick and make frosted sugar cookies. That and their excitement during the season makes it so special. KellyandKelly on IG.

  35. Sarah says:

    I’m looking forward to watching all the Hallmark holiday movies!!


  36. Libby says:

    Yay, Meghan! I am so so excited for all things Holidays, and am extra excited for your Kindness campaign again! It just makes the season feel extra magical! I cannot wait though, for my families annual tradition of a tropical holiday, aha! I need the warmth when december rolls around! Have a great rest of your Paris trip 🙂 (@libbylovespearls)

    xx Libby

  37. Mariah says:

    I’m super excited to split the holiday with my boyfriend this year. We were too new to split it last year, but I loveeee Christmas! I can’t wait to show him some of my families holiday traditions and to experience his.


  38. Casey Talbot says:

    My long-distance boyfriend and I will finally be living in the same city again! It feels like the greatest Christmas gift I could ever get to be able to spend this time of year together. <3 Thanks for your amazing content! I love following along on insta! My handle is @casey_talbot

  39. Christina says:

    I love everything about this season! Especially decorating my tree and sending cards to friends and family.

  40. Claire says:

    I’m excited to celebrate our first Christmas as husband and wife! @myarentyoufancy

  41. Meredith says:

    I am always ridiculously excited to head to downtown Seattle to see the big tree, lights, and Pike Place Market all done up – it is so cheery and fun! @merd16

  42. Olga says:

    I’m most looking forward to spending time with my family and sisters – I have 3!


  43. LizC says:

    Looking forward to almost three weeks of vacation (!!) and heading home to hang out with family and friends! @lizbethmarion on IG

  44. Eilidh says:

    I most excited to do list of baking with family and get skiing a lot


  45. Kelly D says:

    I look forward to watching my kids open their gifts on Christmas morning.

  46. Joan says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing family I haven’t seen in a while! My insta is @jkags

  47. Cassandra says:

    So looking forward to spending time with friends and family!
    Love the blog!

  48. Alex says:

    Decorating my house for the first time! @alex_r_becker

  49. Christina p says:

    I’m so excited to kick back with my family. @purviscs

  50. Chelle says:

    I’m most looking forward to the end of a crazy fourth quarter at work and the chance to curl up on Christmas Day, alone with my favorite mug full of something hot and sweet and reflect on the past year and all my hopes for the year ahead! My IG handle is @epchelle 🙂

  51. Emily Gorman says:

    I’m so excited to walk around the city in awe of all the holiday lights and decor across NYC! Such a magical time of year. ??


  52. Emily Gorman says:

    I’m excited to walk around the city in awe of all the holiday lights and decor across NYC! Such a magical time of year here ??


  53. Emily Gorman says:

    I’m so excited to walk around the city in awe of all the holiday lights and decor across NYC! Such a magical time of year ??


  54. Emily Banas says:

    It’s definitely a tie between holiday food and holiday parties (or the two together)! Looking forward to putting together some new festive outfits 🙂 @emilyabanas

  55. Kate says:

    I’m most looking forward to making spiced mulled wine and enjoying it while I decorate the tree! ms_katenyc

  56. Natasha says:

    spending time with family and time off work!

  57. Ali Celestino says:

    I’m looking forward to spending time with my loved ones from out of state and my kids! @alinicole711

  58. Jessica says:

    I’m excited about my sons 1st Christmas where he “gets it”

  59. Alanah says:

    My sister’s due date is Christmas Day so I’m most excited to welcome a new little person to our family! Excited for all the holiday content!! -@Raykovam

  60. Donna says:

    I’m most looking forward to spending time with my family and watching Christmas movies!

  61. latanya says:

    I am looking forward to having time off work to be with my family and the parties.

  62. Lizzy says:

    Always excited to check out the Swedish Holiday Market and St. Lucia caroling at the Swedish Embassy in DC with my sisters! IG @_dizzymslizzy_

  63. Luisa says:

    I’m excited to go snowboarding and spend time with family! @mla922

  64. Laura B. says:

    I’m looking forward to decorating for Christmas and spending some time with my extended family.

  65. Laura B. says:

    I’m so sorry I forgot to include my instagram handle (@bookloon:) My first comment was I look forward to decorating for Christmas and spending time with family.

  66. Michelle J. says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing family!

  67. Michelle J. says:

    And my handle is @short624

  68. Tasha says:

    It’ll be my son’s first holiday season, so I’m excited to just soak that in with family. 🙂


  69. manda says:

    I am looking forward to the time with family.

  70. Angela S Hendricks says:

    I am so excited to go Christmas shopping and decorating the house with the kids! Soon we’ll go to our local tree farm and let the kids pick out a tree for Christmas! Thanks for the chance!
    IG handle @the_hendrickshome

  71. Michelle J. says:

    I’m looking forward to family time!

  72. Brigitte Krause says:

    I’m looking forward to all the Christmas food!!


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