My winter holiday of choice is Christmas, which involves family, feasting and the exchanging of gifts in all my families. I went back to the snowless land of my birth to celebrate this year in tropical temperatures of 50 degrees (it did get to 30-something once and my windshield frosted over). Fun was had and my amazing sets of parents were more than generous with the presents.
These are the best bits!
There was a running theme: winter survival gear. The giant, puffy jacket has feathers in the lining and is super comfy. The hat has one of those pom-poms and warms the wearer's ears at the same time! Then there's the giant boots for clomping through multiple inches of icy build up.
I'm ready for you, lake effect!
Every year, I ask for books. This year delivered! I got this wonderful series I've been looking forward to by Zoraida Cordova. Young witches seen through the lens of a not-European culture has me excited. I'm late to the party, but I've heard amazing things. A review will no doubt follow when I finish them.
The research material at the bottom of the stack, with its stunning illustrations, will make for excellent idea fodder!
Then there's the comfort gifts. They look like my cat who passed a few years ago and massage your feet while you wear them. The fur is super soft and even if the vibration tickles more than relieves stress, they'll be nice to wear around the house.
It was nice to reflect on the holidays after the recent snow-mageddon named Harper last weekend. I'm happy the gifts from them kept me warm, safe, and sufficiently entertained until the roads were plowed.
Did you exchange gifts during your winter holiday of choice? Was celebration had with family and friends or a quiet night in? What were some belated highlights of your December?
Brie Tart writes fantasies in which she draws the mythical from the mundane. She spends the rest of her time dabbling in languages and prepping for her next adventure.