It’s hard to believe that this year is winding down and that Christmas is truly upon us. We’ve been busy decorating, cooking, attending parties and trying to take in the sights and aroma of Christmas. Here are a few ways we are keeping Christmas in our hearts this season.
Don’t you just love fresh greenery? Simple cuttings of Holly and magnolia from the garden make a festive display in our outdoor planters.
We are big candle lovers at our house and nothing says Christmas to my nose like a nostalgic blend of Cinnamon, orange and spice. Aromatique “The Smell of Christmas” is a wonderful way to capture the scent of Christmas in your home.
“Oh Come Let Us Adore Him” – Though biblical inaccurate, (the wise men came a few years after the birth of Christ) our nativity reminds me of the true meaning of the season.
Our Christmas Tree and mantle – of all of the trappings of the season, unwrapping treasured ornaments collected by generations of my family evoke a sense of Christmas like nothing else. It’s as if for a moment, we are all together once again. The rose portrait that you see above the mantle was done for us by famed rose painter Michele Endersby.
I love all types of cider. Both the drinking, mulling and smelling kinds. This Christmas we have enjoyed this blend from Aromtique “Cinnamon Cider” with cinnamon, apples, oranges and a wee hint of vanilla, it is also a gift we are sharing this year.
If I don’t get a chance to see you this Christmas, let me take this opportunity to thank you for your presence in our lives. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.