This holiday start a new tradition.
We put up the Christmas tree, hang the lights on the house, sing a carol, and bake cookies, candy and fudge. It’s the same routine and I for one love the emotional response I get from twinkling lights and the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg.
But this year, instead of feeling tired and glad that the shopping, holiday parties, and making magic are over for another year, I’m going to start a new tradition. Nothing gratuitous, but I’m going to fill a need in me and gift myself with something special I can continue until next season when all the magic happens again.
Each year I make a New Year’s resolution to be healthy, happy and wise. (okay, healthy, happy and wise translate to lose weight, take a vacation, and be wise and stick to a budget.)
This year I’m going to find something that will make a difference in my world. I don’t know if it will be one morning a week at the coffee shop with my laptop, or perhaps an evening going to bed an hour early, letting my husband put the children to bed so that I can read a sexy story from the Scarlet Rose garden. (Then maybe he’ll come to bed early too.)
So if you could start a new tradition just for you, what would you like that to be?
Those who comment will be put into a drawing for a 6.00 gift certificate to the Wilder Roses bookstore.
The Wild Rose Press
And don’t forget to play along with the additional contest of collecting holiday songs.
To spread more Christmas cheer, the participants of the Christmas Ride blog event are giving one lucky person a $75 Wild Rose Press gift certificate! All you need to do to enter is attend each day's blog post, identify the carol, and make a complete carol list to submit after the final blog post of Christmas Eve. Don't forget to check the list twice! Send it to Christmasrideblog@live.com by midnight, CST Dec. 31st 2008!
Here is your hint for the Wild Rose Press selected Christmas song—
Come and trim my Christmas tree,
With some decorations bought at Tiffany's
I really do believe in you,
Let's see if you believe in me
Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring,
I don't mean on the phone,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight
And tomorrow on the next stop on the Christmas Ride blog event, visit with Ashley Ludwig at http://ashleyelizabethludwig.blogspot.com/
Don't forget to leave a comment to enter a drawing from a 6.00 Wilder Roses gift certificate, and collect all the Holiday songs, email them to Christmasrideblog@live.com for a chance at the grand prize.