This is the holiday season to gather with family, friends and loved ones, to share the spirit of the season.
Even though I’m Jewish, this year, I’m celebrating Christmas. Putting up a Christmas tree with lights and ornaments. Immersing myself in all of the traditions! What are your favorite traditions?
Those little moments that spark joy and make this season feel like home.
My image of Christmas is a soft coating of layers of white snow, Bing Crosby singing I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas on an old victrola, snow softly falling outside of the window near a bustling fireplace. Sipping a cranberry cocktail or spiced egg nog as you are wrapped in cuddly warm cashmere. The scent of the fresh pine tree while the aroma of pecan finger cookies baking in the next room wafts through the air.
Christmas is all about sharing time with family and loved ones coming together to share the traditions of the past, and making new ones in the beautiful moment of the present.
This season, whatever your traditions may entail, get in touch with your senses, and make wherever you are a place of hearth and home.
Check out this fun recipe I found for a Christmas Cranberry Mule:
~ 2 oz vodka
~ 2 oz 100% cranberry juice (unsweetened)
~ Ginger beer
~ Juice from 1/4 of a lime
Fill a glass with ice.
Squeeze lime juice into glass.
Pour vodka and cranberry juice into glass.
Fill glass with ginger beer and gently stir.
“What is Christmas? It is the tenderness of the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future.” Agnes M. Pahro
Colorful wishes, xo,