I’m six days into Hannukkah and 17 days away from Christmas. Last year we avoided Christmas decorating completely by taking a trip to Santa Fe New Mexico during the holidays where they always have a blanket of snow this time of year along with colorful decorations inspired by Native American and Spanish traditions. This year, eventually we’ll do a little bit of decorating but I’m going to be putting the emphasis on natural items because I love the smell of pine and not the smell of plastic. No tree will get put up until my daughter Alex gets home, so we are talking the middle of the month, which looking at the calendar is not so very far away. I’m trying to put the focus on simplicity and I will see how far I get with it, thinking less is more. Maybe I should rename this blog post “Have Yourself a Merry Simple Christmas.” More later.
Published by Nadja Maril
Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects.. View more posts