Happy Winter everyone!
It’s finally here and what a beautiful day we have here in Toronto. Did anyone see the lunar eclipse last night? It was too cloudy up here in Canada when I checked the satellite images around midnight, so I decided to skip the event that will only happen again in over 500 years. Oh well.
But I feel the shift. Don’t you? Or is it just the low hum of consumer chaos that’s happening around me.
Besides all the baking and wrapping of presents (yes, I’m all finished) I love to style my home. This year and every year frankly, my philosophy is to decorate with live, natural items that I’ve purchased or found. So my garlands are always fresh pine bows (because they last the longest) wrapped with ribbon. I place fresh pine bows in vases with fresh water, all over the house. And I love poinsettias.
But my most favourite thing to do is to put out my favourite Christmas books. They’re a little dog-eared and some pages are taped,which makes them even better. I’m a sucker for great illustration and pop-ups!
My favourites are:
The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore
The Christmas Trolls by Jan Brett
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
The Little Crooked Christmas Tree by Michael Cutting & Ron Broda
And my latest addition is the very funny, tongue-in-cheek, The History of the Snowman by Bob Eckstein.
What are your favourite Christmas Stories?