14 Fantastic Reasons To Enjoy Winter You Probably Didn’t Consider

Winter’s cold and snow trap us indoors for half the year. After the magic of Christmas, the full force of winter’s drudgery takes effect. But it’s not all bad. Here are 14 fantastic things about winter you may not have considered. 

No Bugs

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The cold doesn’t bite half as hard as summer’s pesky insects. You can enjoy being outside on winter’s calm days without worrying about getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. 

Snowy Peace

Snow covering the street in winter.
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Snow is awful when you must dig your car out to work. But those days when everything is closed after a massive snowfall blankets the community feel like bliss. 

Reduced Allergies

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Winter is a godsend for folks with pollen allergies. It’s the one season of the year they can breathe. 

Hot Cocoa

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Nothing beats the warm embrace of hot chocolate covered in marshmallows. It’s a tasty treat you can’t enjoy in the heat. 


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Winter is stew season, meaning you can bust out the crockpot for hearty meals that are too heavy to enjoy in the summer. 

Winter Fashion

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Winter has much more options for fashion. You can accessorize with coats, hats, and scarves and don’t have to worry about shaving. 

Better Sleep

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Though many people hate the longer nights, it does provide more opportunity for sleep. We no longer have to worry about the sun hitting our eyes at the crack of dawn and can go to bed earlier if needed. 


Happy man holding a video game controller sitting on a couch like he's playing a game.
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Cold winters give us a perfect excuse to nestle into long nights of gaming. We can’t go outside, so we may as well enjoy our favorite video games. 

Winter Sports

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Winter provides the opportunity for skiing, ice skating, and sledding. Get outside and enjoy the winter playground. 

The Fireplace

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There’s nothing better than snuggling around a warm hearth on a cold winter’s night. Grab a warm blanket, a glass of wine, and a good book to enjoy the cozy night. 

Winter Landscapes

View from the top of Mount Aspen
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The frosty trees and snow-covered ground provide a scenic view unmatched in any other season. 

The Snow Crunch

A pair of winter boots in the snow.
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An underrated yet amazing part of winter is the satisfying crunch the ice and snow make under your boot as you walk over it. 

A Snowfall

People walking through a park during a snowstorm.
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There’s something magical about a snowstorm. The unique snowflakes glisten in the sun, and the world gets quiet as the snow builds up along the city streets. 


woman lifting her arms in a field of fresh spring flowers
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People who live in year-round warmth can’t appreciate the beauty and renewal of spring the same way people who survive winter can. Those first few days of spring, when everything is fresh, green, and bursting with new life, can only exist because of winter. 

Have a Blast This Winter

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How To Stay Warm

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When Does Spring Start?

pink roses lining the bottom with the words "hello spring" on a light wooden board
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Celebrating Spring

Carefree woman riding a bike amidst the cherry blossoms in spring.
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