Welcome back, old friend.  Please come in, the fire is warm.  I trust you packed your suitcase full of snow.  I have someone new for you to meet this year and I told him that together, you and I would teach him to make snow angels. 
I am so glad you are right on time.  We have been waiting for you. 
Cranberries never taste as tart without you, nor peppermint as sweet.
November keeps trying to sneak in and steal your magic, but don’t worry, we won’t let go of what is rightly yours.  We are faithful keepers of time and treasure.
Welcome, December and all your splendor. 
We have been waiting just for you. 
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21 Responses to Dear December

  1. Beautiful ! Love the wreath and the tree in a basket!
    -Trish

  2. Welcome December!
    Love those pictures…
    that first one is perfectly awesome!

  3. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful post and the pictures were gorgeous
    deezie

  4. jeana says:

    Yes, welcome! Your pictures sure are dreamy…have a blessed December!

  5. Such a lovely post. I love your creative writing. I only wish my thoughts were a fuzzy as yours. Happy December to you and your family.

  6. Lisa says:

    Beautifully said!

  7. Simply LKJ says:

    What beautiful inspirational pictures! Thanks for sharing Erin.

  8. Kel says:

    haha i love this!!! although, Dec. came WAY too early here in Steamboat Springs CO. SOOo cold and a ft. of snow! YIKES!!! But I do love me some hot chocolate and peppermint sticks by the fire. mmmmmm :)

  9. Oh Erin,
    you ooze such emotion in your writing. I have not visited for a bit and want to thank you for showing such beauty of winter.
    the first picture is perfection to me.
    we have been blessed with an incredibly warm November here in Ontario and now that has moved on. welcome to Dec!

    Sandra

  10. Robin says:

    Beautiful photos and a beautiful message.

    Love it. I think we all have been looking forward to December.

  11. Cathy says:

    You are a gifted writer :) Love your photos, too!

  12. What a lovely post. Just lovely!

  13. love this! makes me like December a smidge more!

  14. Adorable post! Beautiful writing. Those photos from min lilla veranda are some of my favorites. I adore her blog & photography!

    xoxo,
    Jami

  15. brockey says:

    Came over from lettered Cottage. Love the picture of the red barn on your header. Did you take that ? Beautiful post !

  16. Betsy says:

    In a month that is bringing a bittersweet mixture of intense heartache and sweet joy, your post was a welcome read tonight. Thanks friend. Miss you.

  17. May God Bless you with the most Happy of Decembers!

    : )

    Julie M.

  18. Dori says:

    Really beautiful!!

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Very well put. Wish A and B and W. could be all rolling in the snow together:) Faith brings families closer, as it will ours. Wonderful wishes baby Wynn for your first Christmas…

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