Merry almost Christmas!  With the beautiful holiday just days away, I wanted to take the time to capture those magical moments I love that make the season shine.  From trimming the tree with family and wrapping presents for loved ones to lacing up those skates for a spin past the big tree, Christmas is  filled with all the things my heart adores.

Cold winter days and nights are best spent with your hands cupped around something delightfully warm and sweet.  I enjoy my daily cup of cheer in this darling little mug, perfect for the season.  Of course, a nibble is always the perfect treat to go with it, courtesy of holiday baking.  Nothing's better than the delicious smell of warm baked goods enveloping the kitchen and the house, morning, noon and night.  

As much as I love shopping, it always feels so satisfying to have all my gift gathering done and be ready to wrap it all up in pretty papers and bows.  Choosing the colors and themes is almost as fun as picking out the presents themselves.  This year, the honors go to Kate Spade for the most chicly charming gift wrap collection.

Really, when it comes to December magic, what girl doesn't dream of a Christmas proposal?  Complete with snow and sparkle, this just seems like the most enchanting time to become engaged.  

Finally, perhaps the most touching elements of all, that make this wonderful holiday what it is, are the joy and renewal we experience through the glory and the reason for the season.

Wishing you the merriest of Mondays and happiness for the season.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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