“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.” ~ Carrie Fisher Old Fashioned In some ways I am old fashioned. Or maybe in a lot of ways. I love giving and receiving snail mail. I use to eagerly check my mail box when I ….
“It’s always a wonderful time to be able to settle down by the fire, enjoy the Christmas tree and the decorations, and just spend time with the ones you love and surround yourself with the people that you don’t get to see enough throughout the year.” ~ Jay DeMarcus My Own Little Tree My family could have had our own ….
“For me growing up, Christmas time was always the most fantastic, exciting time of year, and you’d stay up until three in the morning. You’d hear the parents wrapping in the other room but you knew that also, maybe, they were in collusion with Santa Claus.” ~ Chris Pine Traditions While a lot has changed this year, both for the ….
Graphic tees are vibes. And I think they’re the basis of a lot of wardrobes, but that makes it challenging to distill what you’re brand means within a T-shirt. Virgil Abloh Graphic Tee Intervention You know that time (and by time, I mean tennis blog posts ago) I said I needed a Pink Lily intervention because I am obsessed with ….
“The best thing about doing those Hallmark movies is my dad loves them. My dad watches all of those Christmas movies, not just ones I’m in. He watches them all, so the first one I did, it was like my Christmas present to my dad.” ~ Eric Johnson I Heart Hallmark By now I think everyone knows that I heart ….
“Why is there an end of the year? Because the calendar imposes numerical order on time. There is a natural fitness in the celebration of the New Year, a holiday of numbers imposed on things, with lists, as well as with Advent calendars and songs like ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas.’” ~ Elif Batuman About Dang Time! Guys, I FINALLY ….
“The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.” Phillips Brooks Unofficial Christmas Capital When I think of Christmas in the City, I automatically think of New ….
‘There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.” ~ Kristen Wiig “Ugly” Christmas Sweaters I use to hate Christmas sweaters. I know! What? Me? Miss pseudo Santa Clause herself? But guys, let’s be real, they are NOT fashionable! Regardless of whether they are “Ugly” or not, they just aren’t. I feel like I have a pretty ….
“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.” ~ Ellen Hopkins Designated Wrapper You are gonna think I am cray-cray but bear with me, I LOVE wrapping. I am ….
“Christmas is never going to go away, and it’s always going to be there. And there’s always room for one more Christmas song, I think.” ~ Johnny Mathis The Power of Music There is something about Christmas music that is positively timeless, joyful, festive, and just gives me all the feels. My Mom use to start playing it right after ….