Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Third Day of Hanukah! I hope you are all enjoying this festive season, filled with hope, love and compassion, and that your heart is dancing with joy. Now check out the picture above. If that’s not a sight that makes your heat sing, then I don’t know what will! I have to give my friend Renee a shout out here. She sent me this picture and wow’ed the bejeezus out of me. Not only does she display her cards, but she elegantly makes them part of her decor, her messages from loved ones nestled among a glowing light. It made my heart glimmer just the same.
Now witness Exhibit B. My cards. Yes, they are part of the decor, but not displayed nearly as lovely as Renee’s. With the use of Command hooks and pixie lights she has now adorned her home in such a way, good ol’ Martha would be jealous.
I know I share this a bit late in the season, but it’s never too late to decorate or get a tip for next year’s ornamentation. One thing I can share that surely is always timely and never overdue, is my little ritual with the cards I receive. My walls are adorned with pictures and messages from friends and family near and far, old and new. I know this may sound ridiculous, though you may also be able to relate, but a couple of people I haven’t even spoken to in almost a decade. However, every year I know I can look forward to seeing their families, hearing how they are doing, and thinking back to the good times we shared, when I receive their card. It warms my heart to know I still have all these amazing people in my life no matter how much time or distance has come between us. So once a day, when I pass by my wall, I pause, look over all the cards, and wish love, peace and blessings to all. In a way it’s a prayer, an intention sent out to bless all these people I’m lucky to have in my life, to wish upon them a joyous path in the upcoming year. So if you didn’t send me a card, you’re screwed. KIDDING! But when we display our cards and adorn our space so beautifully on the outside, why not do so on the inside too? Peace and love on the inside and out.
I will continue to bask in the happiness of my cards well after the holiday, and next year I will be sure to make them glow. And with that, I wish you all radiance in your hearts, a sparkle in your eye, and brilliance in your step as we celebrate this season. Much love to all.