What if Christmas, Perhaps, Means a Little Bit More?

In a year when people are getting trampled to death for cheap wrapping paper, when cities are under siege, when the stock market is wiping out 401K's, when my husband is damn lucky to still have a job, when my kids are *this* close to outgrowing that magic twinkle in their eyes that only December can bring, I thought it was high time to shake up my holiday traditions.  This year, I'm channeling the ghosts of my Christmas past, present and future in order to rediscover what it's all about, and I'm dedicating this whole week on my blog to just that.  Because, really, in the end, what we do and what we give can reflect what Christmas is about for you, and what it's about, for me, is this:

It's about putting a song in our heart



About what's precious



About wishing on the brightest star



About supporting our friends



About laughing so hard we pee a little



About keeping the magic alive



About creating



About discovery



And about remembering why it all matters in the first place.