I happen to be a celebrater of Christmas. I love the whole season and the generosity and joy it inspires in people. Small acts of kindness are a little more frequent, people smile a little longer, and strangers come together to help one another. I know I know, I sound like a hallmark commercial, but I really believe in the goodness in people and Christmas gives them the opportunity to express it.
My favorite gift this year? My new gigantic mailbox!!! I have been so busy with orders that sometimes they don't all fit in my mailbox. My mail carrier is very nice about collecting them from my porch, but I feel bad every time I leave her a note asking her to grab them.
How did you all spend the Holiday? I know for you groomers you probably spent it passed out in a corner somewhere gently sobbing and trying to recover from the week. While I think we can all agree the money is good the week before Christmas, the long hours, needy clients, and sore feet make me glad it only comes once per year!!
I spent the morning with my boyfriend, and the afternoon with one of my best friends. We made cookies, ornaments, and drank a lot! Followed by a quick walk through the neighborhood to look at the lights it was quite the perfect day!
Thank you for another great year, Happy Holidays and may 2017 be a little better for us all!
I have had a hard time with Christmas lately. Living in Florida doesn't exactly put one in the Christmas sprit. Christmas is my most favorite time of year, but it is hard to feel festive and jolly when you're sweating in the 80 degree weather as you put up the lights. I haven't even put up my tree yet, which is kind of bumming me out now. I feel like I am confessing a deep dark secret, "pst, guys, my tree isn't up yet, don't tell!"
My family has always put our tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. It has been my favorite tradition as long as I can remember. We lived in Pennsylvania and went to one of those Christmas tree farms right out of a movie. Taking a hay ride up the mountain, hot cocoa, horses and Christmas music playing. We were always freezing and my dad would wrap his big sheepskin coat around us to keep us warm. After spending all day hiking the mountain we would finally find the perfect frasier fir, which of course my dad and brother would cut down themselves.
That old tree farm is closed now, and my dad is no longer with us, but my brother and I kept the tradition this year, along with his wife and in-laws.
Now for the bows
Everything about Christmas-time makes me happy. Including the bows!! Christmas bows are the best (in my opinion) because they get so much sparkle and bling! Bells, Rhinetones, Buttons, Glitter Ribbon, ahhhh it makes me so HAPPY. I actually had a special elf help me with some of these... my mom!! She's always been such a supporter of my business ventures, offering advice and support along the way, and picking up the occasional glue gun too.
These awesome Christmas Bows were made as a special request! I love being able to spend time to make extra special bows.