The day we bring home our tree each year is never just about getting the tree. It somehow turns into a day of noticing, a day of cute cafes, a day of the little indulgences. A day we look forward to and a day we encourage to linger well into the night.
An eggnog cupcake, a red velvet cupcake, a chocolate peppermint cupcake. Yummy coffee drinks all around.
An evening of chamomile tea while tree trimming - because really - after so many cupcakes, our traditional hot cocoa stirred with a candy cane would have been too much (says Mama).
Christmas music, a burning fire, a day to remember... as it should be.
This holiday season, I hope to notice every shining drop of family, spirit, and peace. Three things I find myself particularly seeking these days.