Festive mood, easy DIY and delicious recipes

FESTIVE BOOK In stores: now!

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Festive – Life Is a Celebration

Searching for ideas, information or inspiration for a children’s birthday bash, graduation buffet or classic dinner party? Festive – Life is a Celebration takes its readers on a stylish journey through the seasons. The two talented creators behind the book spill the beans on how to pull off a party with finesse – without forgetting the least detail when it comes to setting the mood and a delicious menu!

Having both experienced tragic loss, the book project of friends Marja Wickman and Elina Cerell was a way to kindle joy in the midst of sorrow. Marja, who works as an art director and runs her renowned interior blog, and Elina, who works in project management in advertising, serve up a visual feast as they share their best tips for making any occasion a worthy cause of celebration.


“Even the tiniest footprint leaves a trace on our world.”



Our Story

“The book project was launched after Marja lost her child, and I hope it has brought her moments of joy in the midst of sorrow. I also hope the book spreads a broader message of how being thankful for the good things in life can give wings to a new tomorrow even during the darkest days. Small things are always worthy of a celebration.”

Elina Cerell

“My design philosophy is that less is enough and beauty doesn’t have to be expensive. When planning an event, a few smaller details can make all the difference to the bigger picture, whether a large gathering, relaxed dinner party among friends or evening at home with loved ones. It’s all about an enjoyable mood.”

Marja Wickman


Marja Wickman

is an art director, graphic designer and photographer with an impeccable eye for creating the most stunning content. With a passion for design and food, her renowned blog was chosen as the interior blog of the year by The Blog Awards Finland in 2016 and 2017. Marja strives to constantly offer up something new to her readers: ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm to have a go for themselves.



Elina Cerell

has a background in project management in the advertising industry. The unexpected loss of her first child kindled her desire to increasingly make time for what really matters. 2019 began with a celebration, as a Pencils of Promise school in Ghana was established in memory of her daughter. The joy of giving birth to her second daughter sparked her to set up a studio, where she photographs small children and their parents at the weekends.




Marja Wickman & Elina Cerell – Festive
(Festive mood, easy diy and delicious recipes / Juhlatunnelmaa, helppoja diy-ohjeita ja herkullisia reseptejä)

Concept, texts, recipes & diy: Marja Wickman & Elina Cerell
Photography & Illustrations: Marja Wickman
Layout design: Viola Minerva Virtamo

Kieli: Suomi ja Englanti
Language : English and Finnish