Call this Christmas Eve tradition what you will, the purpose of the path-lined faralitos/luminarias is to light the way for the Holy Family. The faralitos that lined our driveway, lit the way for guests to come inside from the 21 degree chill outside.
The Real Plastic Santa
A row of popular blow mold Christmas characters, cleverly displayed at eye level, caught Charlie’s attention. “Look, Santa lights up!” Charlie exclaimed as he caressed a 13” fat Santa with his black bag of goodie at his side.
Make it a Plastic-Free Toy Holiday
my mission on Monday was to find Christmas gifts for a local Toys for Tots campaign— and gifts that do not include plastics. This immediately eliminated the ever popular Lego products, most dolls, many craft kits, action figures and sports items.
Light, Peace, and Miracles
It’s a habit that makes me smile most every morning. I smile even while the morning news blares the daily tales of liars, destruction, mayhem and disruption.… Read more “Light, Peace, and Miracles”
The Christmas Queen’s Crown Rests
When I try to remember the best Christmas ever, it’s impossible. It’s not that I never had a best Christmas ever. But no single memory explodes into smiling… Read more “The Christmas Queen’s Crown Rests”
An Ugly Box With A Beautiful Gift
Sparkling ribbons and paper swathed the holiday season with excitement, expectation and surprise. Tenderly, I removed each ribbon so that it could be reused–a sentimental and frugal habit.… Read more “An Ugly Box With A Beautiful Gift”