Can you believe it there are only 10 more days left until the little ones run wild around the Christmas Tree with lit up eyes and the extreme joy that only Santa’s visit can bring.
With half eaten cookies or carrots, overstuffed Christmas stockings and an extra layer of gifts under the tree we will ALL know that Christmas Day has finally come and all is right with the world!
Christmas Day really is one of the most perfect days of the year.
Without working very hard at it – you have probably noticed that there is very little to fuss about (other than Christmas dinner) on Christmas Day. And because of that, you and your family may seem to get along better on Christmas Day than most days of the year. It’s not because of the endless supply of Christmas Gifts, nor the Christmas Decorations, it’s not the Christmas goodies (such as sugar cookies, gingerbread, cheese and crackers to snack on) – it’s not even the Christmas Visitors that stop by the does this…. (it’s all of it combined) and the Christmas Drinks! Yep! We said it!
Christmas Day is the one day you are allowed to have a little rum in your egg nog or a little baileys in your coffee. Perhaps you even put a little creme de menthe in your hot chocolates – even if it’s just one drink – it’s simply delicious and somehow remarkably soul soothing. That first sip is a great one isn’t it?
So in light of this and in keeping with the SPIRITS (now literally) of the season – we thought we would bring a new twist into the traditional meaning of “2nd day of Christmas” and it’s accompanying Two Turtle Doves to share this Hilton Two Turtle Doves Drink Recipe with you.
P.S. For those of you who just turned 21 this year – not only do we hope you enjoy this holiday drink – but you might also appreciate our Personalized 21st Birthday Gift it’s a Christmas Ornament as you might expect – but it’s a BEST SELLER and we think you deserve one too! Afterall you only turn 21 once.
Woo Hoo! There are ONLY 12 Days Left Until Christmas!!!
Are you excited or what? Here are OrnamentsAndMore – we couldn’t be more excited. Clearly we love Christmas or we would not be in business, however our elves work extremely hard around the clock fulfilling Christmas Ornament orders every day UNTIL Christmas. Perhaps like some of you who work in retail or other Christmas Booming industries – they barely get to see their families. Our elves share their tiny heartaches with you if you are experiencing the same. Like you, we then to cherish Christmas Day more than others leading up to it – just because it’s the one day (Christmas Day) where we all take a well deserved break.
Everyone should be able to take a break on Christmas day right? We hope you get to as well!
Anyhow, in effort keep things light around here and to stay in Spirits as we count down our days just like the rest of the world – we wanted to kick off the 12 days of Christmas in the most traditional way we know how… with the song that kicked it off.
As we get closer and closer to that very special day where all of the children can barely stay in their beds – we are constantly reminded about all that is great about Christmas. YES< we love our Christmas Trees, Christmas Decorating and Christmas Ornaments, we do not deny that. BUT, it is without doubt that one of the absolute best parts of the Christmas holidays is also the Christmas Cookies. Wouldn’t you agree that Christmas wouldn’t be quite as magical if you didn’t have those tree shaped, snowman shaped, wreath shaped or even heart shaped sugar and gingerbread cookies? Maybe you prefer elegant snowflake shapes or reindeer shapes – with glazed icing, glittering sugar or those edible silver balls; we like those ones too.
Christmas Cookies aren’t just a highly anticipated home baked delight though, they are also a fantastic Christmas Decoration. Not to mention – a wonderful contributor to the most yummy scented air any home could ever have.
Oh boy, just THINKING of the smell of gingerbread, shortbread & sugar cookies makes us want to start that Christmas Baking right now. It’s a tad too early for us…but it may not be for you. We can definitely appreciate that.
Which is why we wanted to take another quick break to share some great resources for Christmas Cookie recipes if you are getting ready to bake up a storm with all sorts of colorful, rich and delectable Christmas Baking Recipes while the children are on Christmas break.
Here are our TOP 5 picks for 2011 Christmas Cookies where you should find THOUSANDS of Christmas Cookie recipes overall.
There is something truly nostalgic about a Christmas Stocking.
It makes Christmas morning complete in a way. Think about it… it’s the VERY first thing you or your children see (let alone open) on Christmas morning is it not?
Santa almost always hangs the stockings from the fireplace – making the room come to LIFE – like nothing else can . But in other homes Santa leaves them front and center on top of ALL Christmas gifts or at the foot of the beds if there is no fireplaces… no matter where they are – they are always the source of great mystery and excitement for all.
Resorting to opening the Christmas Stockings first, is especially true if you are waiting for the entire family to get up and partake in the whole Christmas Tree gift hunting and opening party. The stockings are Santa’s gift bags. They are usually overstuffed with a seemingly endless flow of fun little gifts – some candy,chocolates, oranges, jewelry and even socks, toys or other novelty items.
There most exciting part is that there are no rules with Christmas Stockings – they are just like Christmas Crackers, you never know what you are going to find inside! There is bound to be something worth smiling about – that – is the only certain thing!
Today you can choose whatever stocking stuffers you want! The sky is the limit. Let your imagination free. Of course, we recommend a personalized Christmas Ornament from our Ornaments Shop – as at least ONE of your gifts… but you are truly left to your imagination – and up against one of the coolest challenges of all – TO FIND A NUMBER OF small enough gifts to place inside that you can get more than one in there…
We hope your imagination finds great gifts for the Christmas Stockings this year.
OH – and while you are pondering what those might be, we thought we would share a link to Pottery Barn’s adorable Christmas Stockings supply. They are personalized and perfect. Just as they should be.