If this were the 14th century, you might be saving the feathers from the geese you plucked for more than a year to make yourself a duvet, which you would then pass down through many generations of your family.
In Europe, many people sleep only between 2 duvets, eliminating the need for sheets and blankets, and the bother of making the bed! When I heard this, I tried it myself and I loved it!
Winter is the duvet’s signature season, evoking moods for snuggling in mounds of warm, poofy down with hot tea or chocolate, and a good book while the winter season moves and stills outside. The winter holiday times have long been the most popular time to gift a duvet to someone, indeed it’s the time of year to give in to the occasional desire to stay in bed a bit longer than usual, so give permission to indulge and lounge!
Fun Duvet Facts:
Name for duvets around the world:
¨ Scandinavian: “Dyne”
¨ Pakistan: “Ralli Quilts”
¨ France: Duvet (origin of the word)
¨ Germany: “Federbeden”
In the U.K. and other European countries, when employees take a personal day off from work, it’s called a “duvet day”.
In Europe, sleeping under duvets is so popular, that many couples have refined it to an art of adaptability: they put two twin duvets on a full or queen-sized bed so that they may each enjoy their own preferred thickness!
Duvets are coming into style with the younger generation now. The gothic clothing store Hot Topic has a new duvet set based on the popular vampire television series “Twilight”.
So indulge yourself, cozy up to the season, and have a dreamy duvet day…