Ever since I first discovered blogs (I still say blog is an ugly word) and began reading them regularly I've been drawn to one thing. December posts.
When I find a new blog to love, I pour through the archives hoping to get a real sense of the blogger (usually women). December is always the month I begin with. There's just something about seeing how other people celebrate (or not) that intrigues me.
I'm not religious and belong to no organized faith, but I've written before that I consider myself to be very spiritual...or I contemplate my own beliefs quite a bit. Our family celebrates Christmas, but as a secular holiday and we have another side that also celebrates Hanukkah. I mark the solstice and have been known to make a yule log or two in my time, but I think more than anything, my mother helped me view the season as a time for celebrating the birth of the magical child.
Now, this may offend people and this isn't my intention, but I mean the birth of Jesus as a symbol of the magical child in us all. Can you imagine how different the world would be if every single child born on this planet was treated as a potential savior? What if we dropped to our knees at every single birth announcement and what if each of us had been treated with such care in our own childhoods?
I didn't have best childhood and certainly didn't have the worst, but I made it through. Holidays used to depress me and I found myself wishing December would just be done quickly. The days were stressful and I seemed to pick up on everyone's hopes, fears and disappointments. In time, it's become easier and the whole celebrating the magic has become fun for me (for the most part). I like to take the time to do fun things and making skin care products to give away is one of them.
I plan to post a lot this month and the picture above is a preview of what's coming tomorrow. A fantastic facial and body scrub I call Renaissance. It can be made into any shape you desire...even cut out with cookie cutters and it is 100% natural...no artificial colors, preservatives or fragrances.