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Oh my lovelies, it’s Christmas Eve. I know that not all of you celebrate Christmas, but I hope that wherever you are and whatever you are doing this evening is full of love and happiness and cheer. I am so excited to take some time to be with family and enjoy the peace that, for me, always comes with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
See, I love all of the hustle and bustle that leads up to Christmas. Really, I do. I love making things and baking things and wrapping gifts and decorating and all of that jazz. But the closer I get to the actual holiday, the more I like to slow down and just enjoy the peace. I love being with family at simple parties. I love going to church when it’s lit by candles and the choir is singing Silent Night. I love staying in my pajamas at my parents house while it’s a cold and foggy morning on the farm. Those are the best parts of Christmas.
Thank you so, so much for following along all December while we’ve been celebrating our Make and Give column. I truly hope you’ve enjoyed making things for the people you love — that project really made this one of my favorite holiday seasons. But I also want to remember a little Dr. Seuss wisdom: Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. Remember how the Grinch’s heart grew three sizes when he tried to steal Christmas from the Whos and they woke up singing anyway? Yeah, that.
Merry Christmas, all. xoxo