Deck the Halls with Paris!
Tis the season…deck the halls and all those things. Actually lets take deck the halls. Well when I was young that was favorite part of Christmas and it still is, getting the house ready for the holidays. But this year, do you think us Francophile-types can Deck the Halls with Paris? That’s my personal challenge.
Decorating is so much fun, getting out all of those old ornaments, remembering our trips and new ornaments we’d buy the kids each year when they were tots. Each year I like to try to put a new spin on greenery and decorations around the house. Since I can’t seem to stay put we have decorations spread around here and yonder, the biggest lot collected over many years is in storage, the mother-load that is.
I have a kind of cool, urban collection of vintage hipster xmas decor in Brooklyn, and stuff bought in a rush at our places in France for Christmas’ kind of thrown together a bit last minute, but I have always managed a tree no matter where we’ve been. This year we are heading off to a French destination, Guadeloupe. A palm tree with lights?I have done that once before but I think I’ll do a mini-tree here in Brooklyn before-hand.
Once you’ve got the whole place done up, wherever you are in the world and whatever you might be celebrating; Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or Christmas then we’ve got the get-togethers to discuss.
‘Tis the season for soirées, tree lightings, the last night of Hanukkah candle lightings, spin the dradle, egg nog, holiday cheer, holiday photos, hopping in the car to see which of your neighbors won the holiday lighting contest and the dreaded office Christmas party and that guy who insists on having the 5th tequila, please do me a favor and don’t be that guy or gal.
Here’s hoping that you can bring a touch of French-ness into your program whatever it may be. Please share with us on Facebook your traditions, and your special decorations this year especially those of you who hail from beyond the US, its so much fun for me to hear about everyone’s celebrations. I believe we should all relish the magic of our differences because in the end its not precisely what we are celebrating is it? Its about getting together, sharing a hug, a small gift and a bite or two with friends and family and remembering what’s important – in that, we are all the same. Here’s wishing you and yours a warm and wonderful holiday season.
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P.P.S. Its’ still not too late to order several copies of Paris Cocktails for everyone on your list!