This is a joyous day, the last before Ol' Saint Nick comes bounding down the chimney, the turkey slides into the oven, stockings are unpacked, squeals of bliss are heard echoing throughout the neighbourhood as the paper coming flying of of long wished for gifts, and a spirit of wonder fills the hearts of one old and young alike. It is also one on which I know the overwhelming majority of us are up to our eyebrows in ribbon and bows, sugar cookies and perhaps even a beloved holiday sweater.
This is neither the time nor the place for lengthy posts, and I certainly won't be sending one your way, my dears. Instead a wish as simple as a candy cane's stripes, as pure as the new fallen snow, and as lively as a team of reindeers taking flight, that this day and the next, and each beautiful moment of the holiday season is nothing but incredible for each and every one of you, is coming your way straight from my heart.
With much love and bliss, cheer and good tidying, sweet friends, I - as well as Tony, Annie and Stella (depicted in vintage form in the charming card above) - truly wish you the best Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and holiday season ever!
We're off to sip warm cider, sing vintage Christms songs, and strain our ears to see if we can hear the sound of Santa and his team far off in the icy artic air that's blowing through town on this fine, festive morn.