Things I Love About December

 

The invigorating scent of fresh pine

Peppermint flavored everything

Swirling snowflakes dancing on the wintry winds

and on my blog

Christmas music ringing out on the airways

The color red

Frosty windows

Animal tracks in the snow

Hot cocoa

A crackling fire on a cozy hearth

Warm winter clothes – mittens!  🙂

The extra sense of wonder and excitement in children

and in my pets

and in me

The increased spirit of giving and goodwill people have toward one another

Pretty packages containing special gifts for loved ones

Celebrating the greatest gift of all – the birth of Jesus ❤

Holiday lights sparkling everywhere

The warm glow of candlelight

Spending extra time with family and friends

Baking festive holiday treats

Clear crisp wintry night skies filled with bright stars

Frost on my windows

oh wait, I already mentioned that  😉


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I’m experiencing a slight bit of overwhelm here in my little world at the moment, so I made this list to remind myself of everything I love about this time of year.

What do you love today?

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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61 responses to “Things I Love About December

  1. Well, I loved that image for starters 🙂

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  2. Beautiful photo Julie! Thanks for sharing your lovely list of things you love about the season. I hope they bring you as much cheer as they did me. I’m ready to get in the spirit of the season. 🙂 Hugs and blessings to you and yours.

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  3. I love our mild weather 🙂

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  4. You know what I love about December? Seeing a photo of frost on a window pane that looks exactly like a Christmas tree 🙂

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  5. Great list to make, especially when you feel overwhelmed 🙂

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  6. I love your list!! 💖💖. I love: ☃🎄🎅🏽👼🏻🎁❄️🍪☕️🦄🌹🍧🍫🍷🎨🕯

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  7. I love your list!! Happy December, Julie!! ❤

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  8. Great list! Today I love seeing another one of your ice crystals on the window 🙂
    Also glad to see the sun, and hoping to see a big, fat, juicy cheeseburger. Tuesday couldn’t be better!

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  9. I love how the frost looks like a Christmas tree! I would so love to see frost, snow and a big plate of something peppermint flavored. I hope your feeling overwhelm subsides soon so you can fully enjoy the magic of the season.

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    • That was fun to have it form like a Christmas tree! I would some snow as well, all of the snow we got earlier has melted. It rained all day today and I kept thinking ‘if it was just a little bit colder this would be snow.’ There’s a chance for some this weekend, so here’s hoping!
      Thanks Trisha, I hope it subsides soon too. Focusing on all the things I love about this season and on the present moment helps. Hope to catch up on your blog posts soon too! 🙂

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  10. I always love your thoughtful and touching words, the image you included is really stunning.

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  11. Jewels, I hope the ‘overwhelm’ is on the positive side of the scale.
    Today, I love the fact that I had a good visit to the dentist and have shed the fear of having to go that I had this time last night.

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  12. You’ve been quiet lately, Julie. I was hoping everything is OK….

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    • I know I’ve been quiet lately, my creative energy has been a bit sapped by the busyness of life and I just haven’t been feeling very inspired. There’s a lot going on here in my little world, but everything is okay, thanks so much Lois. Hope all is well with you and yours and your sweet kitties! ❤

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  13. I love your gratitude list, Julie. I love many of the same things, esp. our warm wood stove and kitties to snuggle with!

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  14. Great list, Julie (I can relate to all of it), and beautiful photo as well!

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  15. You guys have such a beautiful winter and Christmas season, we get heat, humidity and thunderstorms. Thanks Jewels for sharing the delightful images of your season:-)

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    • It can be beautiful, it depends on one’s perspective – lots of the people in my area don’t like the snow, but I think it’s lovely, I enjoy all of our seasons, there’s something beautiful about each of them. Although the winters can be long. Our weather has been very mild lately and the snow we had earlier has melted, I’m really hoping we get more snow by Christmas, it really does add to the mood of the holidays! 🙂

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  16. Beautiful thoughts and a cracking picture. X

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  17. Gorgeous description and shot.

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  18. That’s got me started on my own list. Lovely image and I like the snow flakes!

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  19. Hang in there!!! (My fave thing so far was watching the ducks run up to see me when I brought them a snack. Takes some of the gloom out of our rainy December!)

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  20. Such a gorgeous array of beautiful special elements of Christmas, Jewel. I loved the crystalline frost on the window with light. May your Christmas be merry and bright. ♡

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  21. Gorgeous shot and list. Hope you soon feel more stress-free!

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  22. Delightful! Christmasyy!!Beautiful imagery.

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  23. I love that “The Afters” music has put a special bit of happiness in my heart The past few days. Especially since the holidays can be a bit emotionally tough. Learning to appreciate the beauty in the midst of chaos.

    I know this bit of sudden happiness is God hearing get my prayers and healing my sorrows.

    Best wishes for the holidays and new year!

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    • I love The Afters! Music has such a wonderful way of reaching that special part inside of us doesn’t it? I was very moved by this song the other day…

      Thank you, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! 🙂

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  24. Lovely photo and I love how you’ve distracted yourself from the stress by bringing in positive energy to cancel out the negative. It certainly is inspiring. Great post.

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  25. so much to love thank you for sharing your heartwarming list ❤ Merry Christmas my friend 🙂

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