“December’s Warm Embrace.”

“Between bustle and breaths, between twinkling and flurry, December’s warm embrace.” ~ Unknown

Good morning, dear friends.  Isn’t the month of December just like a great big hug?  For me, I’ll answer ~ yes it is.  People smile, snowflakes fall on our cheeks, everything on the earth sparkles, and no matter where you live or what language you speak, you feel the warmth of this lovely time of year.  In a world which all too often seems totally upside down, ‘Love’ is the spirit of this most beautiful season on our earth.  

So, find your coffee or tea and come along with me.  Take a break from the rush and let’s enjoy the ‘warm embrace’ of December.


“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” ~ Mary Oliver

“The flake of snow grew larger and larger; and at last it was like a young lady, dressed in the finest white gauze, made of a million little flakes like stars.” ~ Hans Christian Anderson, The Snow Queen

“…iced air warmly whispers past seasons and present spirits.” ~ Unknown


“Tender memories wake and say forget-me-not on Christmas Day.” ~ Unknown

“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

Memories are made when gathered around the table.  If you are fortunate, perhaps you are setting your table with your grandmother’s transferware.  Those, who are no longer with us have been such a special part of our journey. And memories of them, and the things they loved are a genuine warm embrace.


Ah, those memories of  being “nestled all snug in our beds, while visions of sugar plums danced in our heads.”

“Waiting behind the door of our hearts for something wonderful to happen…” ~ Robert Fulghum

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“There was a mood of magic and frenzy to the room.  Crystalline swirls of sugar and flour still lingered in the air like kite tails.  And then there was the smell ~ the smell of hope, the kind of smell that brought people home” ~ Sarah Addison Allen

Dear friends, thank you so much for your visit.  Wherever you may be, I hope this day finds you wrapped in December’s warmth and looking forward to the lovely days ahead.


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“I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale







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bonnie morgan

Joyeux Noel, Sandra!🌲🌹🌲 Delightful and charming. Your posts fill me with awe and wonder!

Penny Carlson

What wonderful pictures and quotes. I always get a lift in my spirit when I visit you!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Dear Sandra, this is such a lovely post for this December morning. All of the photographs are beautiful, and the quotes are perfect! We are expecting snow on Sunday, and I am keeping my fingers crossed. I would love to see a pretty snow. Take care, and enjoy this December day, sweet friend!!!

Pam Richardson

I have just sat down for a quick rest and was saving your post to read with a steaming cup of coffee! Every image that you shared and quote that you selected weave a beautiful story of my own Christmas sentiments. Thank you for a brief respite in my busy day and filling me with the wonder of this most wonderful time of the year! Blessings to you and Michael❤️


Isn’t the garland on the bed boards wonderful? So many lovely images here. The cookies remind me that my oven broke last night and I need to get on the phone pronto to see if I can find a repair man! What a calm way to start a day in hectic December!

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

I have to come back to truly savour this lovely post, Sandra. Loved it. Especially loved that bedroom with the beautiful green wreaths hanging at the foot of the beds. I can well imagine falling asleep never mind waking up in such a room. And I loved this quote especially: “Waiting behind the door of our hearts for something wonderful to happen…” ~ Robert Fulghum

Thank you!!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend,
Brenda xox


Really a wonderful post!Thank you for sharing! Jesus ,the reason of Season!Hugs!

Rita C at Panoply

Merry Christmas, Sandra! All of these are the classic images of the best memories of Christmases past. May we always cherish these and continue making new ones!