Minnesota winters can be very bleak, this year in particular. Since before Christmas, most of our days have been gloomy and below 0. So, to cheer myself up I buy flowering bulbs. They’ve just starting to bloom.
If you add candles and fairy lights throughout the house, it really helps get us through the long spell of whiteness and early dark. I’ve heard that this stalled arctic front will pass after the 20th. Fingers crossed for a January thaw!