Happy Holidays!

The Season of Light is upon us once again, and I wish all of you the happiest of holidays!

2011 has been tough in some ways and amazing in most others. There is much to celebrate and be grateful for as we look back on another year gone by.

I confess, a bit like a kid, I look forward to each Christmas celebration with my family – although,  especially this year – we’ll have a FULL house with relatives and close ones joining us from as far as Arizona and a new addition with my now 5 month old nephew Benjamin.

My heritage is Swedish, and I’m fiercely patriotic to this small and wonderful Scandinavian country and the traditions I’ve been raised with. I’ve been blessed with relatives that give their all in the Swedish tradition of celebrating Christmas on the 24th of December. It’s great fun, filled with beautiful candlelight, music, fantastic Swedish cuisine, wine, toasting and singing with Akvavit at the dinner table (copious amounts actually :)), and much laughter.

I hope you all revel in celebrating with friends and family the traditions that are close to your heart this time of year. May there be peace, joy, health and prosperity as we enter 2012.

Merry Christmas, God Jul, and Happy Hanukkah!

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