I hope everyone has been having a fun, safe and happy year. This is my favorite season to celebrate. The festivities of Halloween leading into Thanksgiving, celebrating Christmas and then ringing out the New Year. So many events packed into just a few months. Celebrating Christmas has always been a festive and cheerful time for my family. My family has always liked to give small gifts or tokens through the month of December. This year I was gifted an advent calendar but with a twist: Tea. I love tea, and my mom actually found an advent calendar that has a different tea every day. Now, I can try out different flavors of tea and buy them if I like it. Each day of tea also gives a small saying behind it, which is cute. I was also gifted some comfy socks and a sloth ornament!
What are some of your Christmas Holiday traditions?
Herbs to help you feel like new for mornings after or nights before. Day 1
Cool mint and delicate rose. Perfect partners for a winter’s day. Day 2
This is the cup that’s the carol singer’s friend. Sing loud with herbs that ease and tend. Day 3
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
Merry Christmas to near and far! I hope you all had a wonderful, festive, safe and happy Christmas. I spent my Christmas with my family, had a nice dinner and opened some presents. Then we celebrated today via Zoom with more family. Stay positive, try to stay happy and most importantly stay healthy. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
– 💚 Kat
“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another.” — Carrie Fisher
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
– John F. Kennedy
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you were able to enjoy a day filled with laughter, love and delicious food. I know 2020 has been a rough year for us all but I am thankful for my family, loved ones and friends. Stay safe everyone, the New Year is just around the corner. 💚
Traditionally my family will celebrate Christmas Eves Eve with a family party! Usually one of my aunties will throw a HUGE family party and we celebrate with good food, fun drinks and a Christmas gift exchange. This year it’s a little different since today fell on a Monday, still a workday. So instead we’re moving it to tomorrow and will celebrate on Christmas Eve which is a little different but still fun none the less. Will there be a gift exchange like The White Elephant? Who knows? Either way we will be decked out in cheer, toasting to the holidays and singing Christmas songs at the top of our lungs!
What are some of your Christmas or Holiday traditions?
“Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.”
Sixteen more days until Christmas! Hang your stockings, put up your tree, watch Christmas movies and listen to Holiday songs. One of my favorite song since I was a kid and will always be “The Little Drummer Boy” done by The Vienna Boys Choir. There also is the classic stop motion film The Little Drummer Boy. Enjoy the festivities, put on some music and spread the Holiday cheer!
During the Holiday season many companies love to join in the cheer and celebrate with their customers. This year for Starbuck’s they did a reusable cup called “Merry Coffee.” Of course I HAD to go check it out. Seasonal coffee, that Peppermint White Mocha? I mean yes please! So we went…seeing if we would be able to get a cup while supplies lasted, and we were actually able to get one. It’ll be a nice work cup.
The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Halloween has been one of my long time favorite holidays, the spookiness, the joy of dressing up and of course candy!