**little letters inspired by this post.
merry christmas, everyone! the holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. for me, christmas is a time to gather with loved ones and give thanks for our blessings.
this year—more than in years prior—i’ve realized how important it is to hold those we love close to us. this is traditionally a jovial time of celebration, but i’ve watched several people around me cope with great loss—loss of family, loss of health, loss of pets, and more. it’s difficult to witness, and i can’t imagine what they’re experiencing. (my boyfriend’s family lost someone to cancer on christmas eve.) for those of you missing someone this holiday season, i send prayers and well-wishes to you!
it’s become somewhat of a tradition to share my little letters on holidays. (you can read previous posts here and here.) while these are intended to be light-hearted, i enjoy compiling a list of what i’m grateful for. cheers to another publication, and again, merry christmas!
dear christmas tree, why can’t you remain lit and adorned with ornaments year-round? you’re my favorite thing to come home to!
dear peppermint hot cocoa, you’re to blame for my overly fitted skinny jeans. (at least, partially to blame. the copious christmas cookies didn’t count.)
dear first days of winter, brrrr! you sure have been chilly. perhaps this means i need a new parka? boots? a warm hat?
dear bailey (our dachshund), merry christmas, sweet pup! it’s hard to believe this is our 16th christmas with you. i know your hips and back legs bother you, and i truly hope you’re not in too much pain. (i’ll try to sneak you a piece of meat tonight.)
dear spotify classic christmas station, you’re a dream. i can’t tell you how many times i turned you up in my car, on my phone, or at home on my speaker, only to sing aloud and dance to christmas tunes! let’s keep this going.
dear pleated velvet skirt, i can’t stop wearing you. you’re perfect for work, a night out, brunch, and seemingly every other occasion i can fathom.
photos by karya schanilec photography
dear family, thank you for spoiling me this christmas. i had a wonderful time celebrating throughout the month of december—with a lunch out in seattle, festive holiday dinner, and visit to act theater—thank you, thank you!
dear readers of dotg, thank you for reading and supporting this blog. whether you’re a new or long-time follower, i appreciate you taking time out of your day to enjoy my creative outlet. blessings to you and yours this holiday season!
merry christmas, friends! what are you thankful for this holiday season? i invite you to share in the comments below!
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