It’s been a strange year and I never thought I’d close it out the way I started my YouTube channel seven years ago with Vlogmas (2013 – a throwback and a half!). I finished my masters dissertation at the beginning of November and by December I was ready for a new project – something to focus on while I was applying for jobs.
So I thought I’d make a post with all the videos I made for Vlogmas this year – there’s a full playlist on my channel if you fancy a bit of background noise in the limbo between Christmas and New Year!
Vlogmas 1 – Life Update – I’m Doing Vlogmas?
I hadn’t made a video for a while so a little introduction and announcing I was doing Vlogmas was in order!
Vlogmas 2 – Christmas Decorating
A cute little time-lapse montage of decorating our little house with my fiancé! He had a cold so was feeling a bit sorry for himself, but we put up the tree and put window sticker snowflakes in our front window!
Vlogmas 3 – Homemade Snowman (no snow required)
I’ve mentioned my cotton wool ball snowman a few times this Christmas, but I’m so proud of him! I called him Frank and I think he looks great.
Vlogmas 4 – Festive Garden Centre Trip
I’ve been making garden centre vlogs for literally years, 2020 is no different! Even in lockdown!
Vlogmas 5 – Animal Crossing Island Tour
I’ve been playing Animal Crossing a lot in the last few months (wrote a whole blog post about it…) so I thought I’d do a little island tour!
Vlogmas 6 – Crafts and Chats
I love crafting at the moment so I thought it would be fun to do a little series called ‘Crafts and Chats’ – except in this one I was making a Christmas present so I couldn’t show anything!
Vlogmas 7 – My Hogwarts house has changed?
A minor identity crisis where I evaluate and explain why I think I’m now a Ravenclaw rather than a Hufflepuff! Not that it actually matters…
Vlogmas 8 – Hair, hot chocolate and the R number
I just sat down and had a natter because that was the content I enjoyed filming the most and I wanted Vlogmas to be fun to film, easy to edit and stress free!
Vlogmas 9 – House Plants and Planning the Garden
I’ve become quite the green fingered hobbyist this year and my little indoor jungle brings me a lot of joy so I thought I’d talk through my little collection and my plans for next summer!
Vlogmas 10 – Why I Regret My Masters Degree
I couldn’t make a festive video every single day! My masters has been… a ride, so I wanted to put my experience in a video for anyone else not sure if it’s the choice for them!
Vlogmas 11 – Making Paper Chains
Crafts and Chats part 2, but with a craft I didn’t have to hide from the camera! If you could even consider it a craft haha!
Vlogmas 12 – Skincare ‘Routine’
I love all the products I have for my skincare, I just don’t use them regularly enough to quantify it as a ‘routine’… But it meant I actually did my skincare for once!
Vlogmas 13 – All my mid/plus size Christmas outfits!
I got to try tiktok transitions for the first time and I had too much fun.
Vlogmas 14 – Setting up my weekly bullet journal spread
I love bullet journalling, I needed to film 24 videos hence – two birds, one stone!
Vlogmas 15 – not my day
Whilst filming another video, my fiancé accidentally deleted the footage of the video I wanted to upload on this day, so a four minute one-take filler video it was!
Vlogmas 16 – PERFECT Hot Chocolate Recipe
I had to refilm this video as well, but I’ve been loving making my own hot chocolate so I thought I’d make a little video explaining how I do it!
Vlogmas 17 – making a Yule Log
Two baking videos in a row! I tried making a Yule Log and it looked surprisingly good! Can’t say it tasted good though.
Vlogmas 18 – Sleep Deprived Rambling (Crafts and Chats)
I needed to wrap a present so I used it for another crafts and chats! I hadn’t slept well, and this is what came out – enjoy!
Vlogmas 19 – I’m scared of making my first tiktok…
We love a bit of clickbait in the title! I had a ramble about why TikTok makes me feel old and why I’m intimidated to make my first video. Maybe in the New Year!
Vlogmas 20 – Wrap with Me!
Did I manage to wrap two whole presents before my camera battery died? Absolutely, but I still made a video out of it!
Vlogmas 21 – do I still want to make videos?
Having a little crisis about what I want to make… But it ends positively in the end!
Vlogmas 22 – making my own advent calendar (on a budget)
I decided to make an advent calendar for my partner this year so I thought I’d make a video detailing the process! It took a lot of organisation.
Vlogmas 23 – Christmas Eve Traditions
Traditions are just like long term routines, right? That’s probably why I love them!
Vlogmas 24 – Merry Christmas!
And The last one in the series! I made it to 24 videos!
It’s been lovely to have a project to work on this month that was actually fun and made me realise I do actually enjoy making videos and I want to get back into it with the mindset of enjoying feeling creative again!
Thank you for reading – I hope you and your loved ones are happy, healthy and staying safe!