There are obvious things that I love about Christmas, such as:
reading the family favorites;
finding a new wrapping paper;
baking and decorating cookies -
especially gingerbread men;
(and eating them)
finding the perfect tree as a family...
...and decorating it;
walking through the greenhouse to find a poinsettia;
hanging lights, both inside and outside the house;
spending time in Crate and Barrel;
bringing special items down from the attic;
and, listening to favorite cds.
What I love most about Christmas is the thing I can't capture in a photograph. I love the thankfulness that I feel. I am thankful for being surrounded by family and friends. I am thankful for being able to buy gifts for people. I am thankful for the good food I am eating. I am thankful for the gifts I receive. I am thankful for the traditions that make Christmas the gift that it is.
Whatever your family tradition is on December 25th, I send best wishes for a wonder-filled, tradition-filled, food-filled, and family-filled day.
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