Oh dear how is it already December? I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season so far. It’s been a little busy here this fall with our wedding, my books, and our recent honeymoon trip (I’ll post about that trip soon). I’m looking forward to finding a few moments over the next couple of weeks to relax and do some Christmasy things like baking cookies and watching Christmas movies. My favorite ones that I watch every year are “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Love Actually,” “The Holiday,” and “The Santa Clause.” For baking, I’m definitely in the mood to bake some of my usual spicy gingerbread cookies from the Smitten Kitchen blog, homemade cinnamon rolls (I know they are time consuming but oh my goodness the smell of warm, yeasty dough is one of the best things in the world I think), and I’m also thinking of picking out a new recipe to try from one of my favorite food blogs, Half Baked Harvest.
One other thing I love to do during Christmas season is to mail out greeting cards to friends and family. It’s kind of an old-fashioned thing I guess, but growing up it was always exciting seeing cards come in the mail from loved ones. My mom hung them up like garland around the door frame in our dining room. Now, I decorate our stair balusters with holiday cards we get in the mail.
Christmas is my favorite holiday to design cards for. This year in my Etsy shop, I’ve added a couple of new holiday greeting cards and prints.