Oh, how I love December. In Seattle, the dark, damp weather has you pulling on your boots and knitted hats just to grab the mail or walk to the dog. The cold outside makes a warm cup of tea and a fire in the fireplace feel luxuriously cozy.

I’ve gone through an emotional evolution around the holidays. I’ve never loved walking through shopping malls on the hunt for that perfect gift. The ritual of gift buying and receiving has been challenging for me; never seeming to hit the target and stay in budget. Years past were filled with combinations of…

Brietta Easterlin

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