Friends, I hope you had the sweetest Christmases, if you celebrated! We did celebrate and it was sweet.
Being the sole providers of Christmas magic, though, without family or church or friends to play supporting in-person roles, did leave me feeling a little unexpectedly nervous last week. My desire wasn’t for a perfect celebration, but more one that was satisfying and loving and hit the high notes of my own childhood. I think I was subconsciously afraid I was going to forget something, ha! (And forget something, I did – I didn’t realize until Christmas Eve that we do not own a copy of A Visit from St. Nicholas. Yikes! I recited it from my phone, which was unimpressive to my audience of two.)
One sweet moment that stands out? Drilling holes into the underside of our mantel on Christmas Eve afternoon for little cup hooks to hold our stockings. Since it was the first Christmas Eve we’d spent in our home, we’d never needed them before. It was our first year hanging our stockings by our chimney with care, but not the last!
Anyway, I wanted to take a minute and pop in to share our 2020 Christmas cards with you! Thanks to the postal service delays, it appears they are arriving to loved ones’ mailboxes about the same time as this blog post, even though I mailed them weeks ago, ha! So happy to share them with you loved ones, too.
As always, our card is from Minted. This particular design is by Alethea & Ruth, who I’ve chosen many times over for all sorts of projects (her lettering is perfection!). I am so grateful to my friends at Minted for gifting these to us – such a treat!
What a relief that the government is on HIS shoulder! That He is mighty, everlasting, and the prince of peace!
As always, we included our beloved Christmas newsletter! Loyal readers will recognize most of these notables from the last year of posts (and how about that tomato stat!!).
Planning to be back later this week with recaps of the books I read this year, my goals, and the year as a whole! Hope you love year-end reviews as much as I do :)