Where some people would be overwhelmed by the level of decorating I do~it takes me a little more than a week to get my current home decorated~having loads of sensual Taurus energy in my astrochart, it fills me with a butt load of joy to put this much time and effort into making my home a delight for all the senses.
I call it setting the stage for magic to unfold.
I didn't always do this level of decorating.
It was just last year we started a new tradition
inspired by Joanna Powell Colbert's most excellent ebook,
A Crown of Candles (How to Throw an Fabulous Santa Lucia Party).
and truly celebrate life and love and friendship
I couldn't wait to do it again.
So what treasures do I wish for?
The treasure of time with the people I love most.
Because it's not about all the decorating, though I hope
it brings a level some seasonal joy to my family and friends.
In the end it's about spending time with the most excellent and
admirable people I know...which is one of the
greatest treasures I could ever open up to receiving.
And I hope to revel in treasured relationships for years to come.