You say "ee-ther" and I say "eye-ther"*


I hope you don't fall asleep when we listen to "A Christmas Carol," the old radio version. Because my family listens to it every year, and it's one of my favorite traditions.

I hope you like fudge and almond roca, because my mom makes the best.

I don't know if I'll ever be able to cook a turkey or a Christmas ham to perfection like my mother or grandmother, but for you, I'll sure try my best.

I hope that you want to bundle up and go cut down our own tree, and that we'll quarrel just a little bit over which one to get. But we'll settle it over candy canes and hot cocoa.

I hope that you have funky ornaments you made in grade school, just like I do. Because they have so much character.

I hope you like my family. And I hope I like yours just as well.

And even if your family does things differently when it comes to Christmas, I'm okay with that. We'll compromise. And make our own traditions.

I hope we don't get too caught up in the shopping and cooking and planning to remember that his holiday is about love, and giving of ourselves, rather than our pocketbooks.

Because those are always the best gifts.

"It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so infectious as laughter and good-humor."
-A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
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*I've always been a sucker for jazz. Especially this time of year.


Anonymous said...

your mom does make the best almond roca. mmmmmm

Marie said...

Hi there Laura!
I wanted to thank you so much for making the gorgeous silver art postcard for me with your Jones soda labels... I adore Jones soda and totally agree with what you said. The Helen Keller quote is priceless. Wishing you a very happy holidays and thank you for being a part of the Benevolent Postcard Project. Wishing you much peace, Marie

Micaela said...

Oh i have a feeling that your husband-to-be will love the holidays, especially.

these are lovely.

ps. THANK YOU once again for your sweet sweet sweet email/chats on my recent engagement!!! (i'm still pinching myself!) take it from me and a girl who's been hurt by love... life, no God- he truly blesses you with a fairy tale when you least expect it.