Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Romance of the Holidays

I thought I’d change the tone up a bit on our blog and talk a little about holiday traditions. No matter what holiday you celebrate, or even if you don’t celebrate at all, there is just something special about this time of year.

The crisp air, new pristine snowflakes, gorgeous lights and decorations, and the spirit of love. It makes me think about curling up on the sofa with a good book (or e-reader!), and sipping hot chocolate. Nothing is more satisfying than a good romance during this time of the year. By nature, the holidays are full of romance.

Part of our holiday tradition is baking cookies. Okay, I’ll come clean. My husband is the cook and baker in the family. We have a deal: he cooks, and I clean up. It works for us. But we will put on Christmas music, and he’ll make some mouthwatering concoctions, while I entertain our young son.

But, to be honest, just seeing him in his element, loving his family and doing something so domestic, makes me find him all the more attractive. It’s heartwarming to see the one you love being so domestic.

I guess you could say, I’ve found my hero :) I can’t help but feel blessed at the holidays to have an amazing and loving family and a job I love.

What are your holiday traditions? Do you buy a real tree? Go caroling?

I’d love to hear about it!

Hope you are all having a fabulous holiday season.

Renee Lynn
Editor--Champagne Line
The Wild Rose Press


Clare Revell said...

I make all my mince pies and sausage rolls on Christmas Eve. Then we cook the turkey overnight so when the kids wake up really early the house smells all Christmassy.

We have stockings before breakfast, then everything else is opened after the Queen's speech at 3.10pm.

Roni said...

Rene, what a great idea for a blog, thanks for doing this. I'm big with certain traditions. I always make the same breakfast casserole that can be popped in the oven first thing and cook while we're opening gifts. The kids have special foods they get for Christmas that they never get any other time of year - silly things like the really expensive coke that comes in glass bottles that I never buy other times of the year. The kids have always been allowed to open their stockings before we get up; but they are lucky to have parents who like early mornings. Most Christmas we have all our gifts opened before 7:00 a.m.!

There's a few others but I'll keep this short (yes new for me I know)


Skhye said...

Do I dare say I spend money??? :) We're into crafts this year. But I used to bake like mad.

Mary Ricksen said...

I am really dating myself here, but there is nothing like when on Christmas and New Years, you saw movies like Peter Pan with Mary Martin, and The Wizard of Oz. We looked forward to it every year and when they stopped showing them, children lost a big thing.

Renee Lynn said...

Thank you all so much for sharing your traditions and memories. Have a fabulous holiday season!

Renee Lynn