November 21, 2010

It Even Smells Cozy

What is it about the holiday season that really captivates me? It's mostly a feeling that I get, something that feels like a scene from a Norman Rockwell. Truthfully, my life is nothing like a Norman Rockwell but I am always on the pursuit of 'perfection'! I love going home to my parents' house and sitting by the fireplace for hours at a time, feeling the warmth of the crackling fire almost burn the skin on my face. It's therapeutic. The smells of holiday desserts with all their cinnamon, hazelnut, and nutmeg is just intoxicating. Who doesn't love curling up with a good book or a familiar film, wrapped up in a cozy blanket with the perfect drink? I know I do!

Another aspect of the holidays is parties! Lots and lots of parties! It's always polite and much appreciated when you show up with a gift for the host or hostess. I find it necessary, actually, to not show up empty-handed to anyone's home. Of course, there is no better gift than that of friendship, a sincere smile, or a loving hug but those should be present all year long! Here are a few gift ideas that any host(ess) would love and which evoke those same warm cozy feelings that we all crave during this magical season:

"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift"
Pierre Corneille


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1 comment:

  1. Hii, im throwing a party next week, ill take a fig tree candle, and two candy bar soaps. =) Love the gift ideas, very thoughtful!