It’s another Savannah Christmas. Now that I have one holiday season under Santa’s belt, I am getting to understand the Southern flavor of the yuletide. First you can forget the snow. Instead you have moss dripping from the trees. It will float to the ground but you never have to shovel. You still tie red ribbons on your mail box but there is no need for added evergreens if you already have a jasmine vine growing there. The landscape colors change, but you go from the browns and muted colors of the salt marsh to the bright blue skies and darker waters once you cross over the Bridge. The garden never sleeps. The Winter garden offers much both visually and to a healthy diet.
Indoors, the tree goes up, as usual, no matter where you are. I have not gone all “coastal” in decorating mine. We have a lifetime of ornaments but most are just wonderful memories from over the years of collecting.
Special gifts from friends,
needlepoint stockings made with love and care
and happy icons of our life.
Our outdoor rabbit who once sat under each Winter’s snow, now gets a sparkly outdoor bow.
Are you getting your tree up, and thinking of adorning the house? Don’t you feel we need to celebrate this season more than ever? While we celebrate our traditions and hold fast to our Christian beliefs, this is also a time to hold on to our belief in freedom for all religions and our desire to live peacefully with all good people continues.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Where the azalea bloom, it seems both Spring, Summer and Fall!