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IMG_4167I adore the beginning of the HOLIDAY SEASON. That swell of happiness. Like Pavlov’s dog, Christmas bells light up my life. Yours too, I’ll bet.

But by the time Christmas and New Year rolls around, I’m tired. I’m resentful. I’m ready to throw in the towel. Because we all know how hard the HOLIDAY SEASON actually is. The cooking, the shopping, the frayed nerves, the money…

I want that thrilling holiday season mood to last longer. I have tried pacing myself with all the work. I’ve tried cutting back on all the work. I’ve tried starting my season early. But I still arrive to the end of December vaguely embittered, and certainly without that first joie de vivre.

So this year I have another plan. I am starting my Christmas joie de vivre RIGHT NOW. What’s today? October 2.

Okay, today, in my world, October 2 is the beginning of the HOLIDAY SEASON!

This may prove a real boon, because today is soooo early, I don’t have to do a single thing about Christmas and Halloween and Thanksgiving and Hanukkah except soak in the red, green and gold sparkle vibes

I’m giving myself that feeling of snow in the air, that feeling of love is all around, that cream in the coffee is magic, and that from sleigh bells come miracles–

Two whole months early.

You want me to let you know how it turns out?

Or, maybe, just maybe, you’d like to try it out for yourself.

 

 

 

 

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