What is Hygge?

What is Hygge?

The Idea

The Danish concept of "hygge" (pronounced "hoo-ga") has gained international recognition for its unique approach to well-being and happiness, especially in the winter season. Hygge encapsulates a way of life that emphasizes coziness, contentment, and connection. It is that special feeling of warmth and fulfillment that comes from a warm fire, a cup of coffee, a conversation with a loved one.

The Ambiance

A key aspect of achieving hygge is about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that fosters a sense of comfort and togetherness. Danes have become experts at creating a cozy environment, especially during the long dark winter days we experience in Denmark. This ambiance is characterized best by soft lighting, plenty of candles, natural materials, plush textiles, cups of warm beverages, and the smell of warm homemade food. 

Connection with Others

Hygge places a strong emphasis on building connections with others. There is something special about the slowness and silence of the season that allows us to connect in more intimate ways. Small cozy gatherings, potluck dinners, or festive game nights are a wonderful way to implement hygge into your lifestyle. 

The Marriage of Physical and Emotional

Hygge is not just about physical surroundings, but also about an emotional experience. Mindfulness and presence are at the core of this experience, allowing us to slow down and savor the sweetness of the cold winter, and fully living in the cozy feelings it brings us. 

Made by Mama is a company grounded in Scandinavian culture, so the idea of hygge is infused into our all our products. We are committed to creating small, simple daily luxuries to be savored and to spark joy in your life, all year long. Relish in the satisfaction of olive oil drizzling over a dish, the smell of hot espresso, the beauty of each unique piece of olive wood. There is sweetness and joy tucked away in the smallest of life's moments. Buon appetito! 

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