Christmas Love

There’s something about Christmas that gets me into an emotional-overload. Whether it’s listening to Kenny G, dabbling in my mom’s old Christmas cookie recipes or remembering Christmas when my entire family was able to be together. Sometimes I get a little sad thinking about the past. 

I love Christmas, don’t get me wrong, but when I start lingering on the past I never want the holidays to end. From baking Christmas cut-out cookies, making homemade spaghetti and meatballs, reminiscing over stories of my mom who passed away in 2004 - it’s always a bittersweet time. I will say it’s one of my favorite parts of the year, but it’s nice to take a moment and remember those who aren’t with us, whether it was a grandparent, a mother, a father or a close friend, it’s never easy to celebrate the holidays without them near you, but it’s important to keep their spirit alive. 

This year, remember them in a happy way and a piece of them will be with you always, especially during the holiday season.

Take time this year and make one of their favorite recipes, play a Christmas song that reminds you of them or sit around the fire and tell your favorite stories about them – whatever it may be, they will always live on.