Merry, merry Christmas! Happy holidays, merry everything. I was considering not posting about our Christmas season - it has seemed so lovely and perfect I almost didn't want to spoil it, somehow. But I do look back at my posts now and then, and I want to remember this. We hosted a potluck for friends, which we do pretty regularly, but until this year we hadn't at Christmas, and it was the best! I made the ornaments above with melted beeswax (from our bees!) and was so happy to give them as little gifts from our farm, mixed and matched with a few half-dozens of our gorgeous eggs, some soap, hand balm, and honey. My loveliest wrapping job this year was some gifts that I wrapped and delivered for friends and just had to document. We have two trees up, one with just white lights at the top of the stairs, and of course there was turkey! A really-delicious-fresh-and-local turkey my parents brought over, and baked oatmeal with raspberries and blueberries and pecans for breakfast as is our tradition (mostly because it's easy to put together the night before). There was a game of magnetic darts found under the tree, and a walk at the lighthouse on a balmy Christmas afternoon.
So much love and joy to you, today and every day. May you have a heart full of gratitude and love.
To make the beeswax ornaments, I melted beeswax, poured it into nonstick cookie molds, and carefully looped baker's twine and laid it on the backs of the ornaments just as the beeswax was beginning to set. When they were almost cooled, I etched a message and the year on the back. Easy peasy, simple, and beautiful - I'm tickled pink with how they turned out.