Fun With Flannel Sheets

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As the days grow shorter and the nights colder, flannel sheets are becoming a must have for anyone looking to stay warm during cold winter nights.  There’s frost on the windshield in the morning, the Christmas lights are turned on. Winter is here. It’s time put the flannel sheets on the bed.

Flannel sheets speak to so many of our needs and memories. They evoke a sense of change, the winter season that alters our habits and our perceptions. As snow covers the familiar landscape, erasing landmarks and memorials and making us look at our environment differently, so this changing of the sheets prepares us for the changes that come with the winter season.

The new sheets in that most intimate room of the home prompt one to leave behind a frivolous, instant-gratification lifestyle and push us into prosaic, basic survival mode. They are part of the natural order of things that form a chrysalis around ourselves and our nearest and dearest, in hopes that we will emerge from the season as a butterfly emerges in the spring, having undergone a complete makeover, getting ready to spread our wings to fly to new, better places.

Let’s wrap ourselves in this flannel-sheet cocoon, growing in intimacy with our partners, children, parents and friends, celebrating this wondrous time when family bruises are mended, new children and families are formed, and we are refreshed for the energetic seasons to come.

Flannel sheets are available in a range of costs, sizes and qualities. Cost varies based on the sheet size and quality. Some large-scale stores sell flannel sheet sets for as little as $20 while at other, high-scale stores, flannel sheets can cost nearly $200. Higher quality sets will be made of 100% cotton while some others mix in wool or synthetic fibers. Unlike other fabrics, the quality of flannel is measured in ounces, not thread count. The average flannel weight is 4.1 ounces, although higher quality flannel will have a higher number of ounces.

For a real treat (and if your budget allows!), try out some “luxury” German flannel sheets. Germany has distinguished itself as Europe’s most impressive flannel maker. While other, lower quality sheet sets may lose softness after a few washings, you will find that the German flannel sheets feel like new after multiple washings. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that a set comfy, cozy flannel sheets will make it hard to get out of bed in the morning!

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