Christmas is so much more than a day. For me (and many others), it consists of many seasonal events that lead up to one massive celebration. Those smaller moments are actually my favourite part of this time of year. Little things like decorating the tree, drinking a hot chocolate, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. Or attending a special event, curling up with a good book, or driving around to see all of the glorious light displays. There are so many experiences that add to the enjoyment of the holiday season. This post is dedicated to those special moments that have made me smile over the last several weeks.....
Attending a Karen Swan Book Signing
I suppose the moment that really kick-started the holidays for me was a book signing that my mom and I attended. Karen Swan is known for releasing a Christmas-themed book each year (and one other book in the summertime) and is a staple on the New York Times Bestseller List. So imagine my surprise when it was announced that she would be doing an autograph signing at my local library. My mom registered us both to go, where we spent time learning more about her life and writing process. It was super inspiring! She was charming, witty, and managed to capture the attention of everyone in the audience. After the Q&A session, she had books for sale and did a signing. Since my husband bought me one of her books for Christmas last year....I wound up getting that one signed as well as her latest. It was a fantastic night full of inspiration and laughter.
Decorating the Apartment
Seeing Elf the Musical
That is what I have been up to so far this holiday season....but there are also some seasonal favourites that I have been loving lately. Which is what inspired my latest YouTube video. Take a peek at my top 10 favourite holiday items!
What have you been doing to celebrate the holiday season?