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Hello! Boy, did the weather change radically here in the past few days. Brrrr. I dug out my warm coats and fur-lined boots just in time. I even moved all my spray paints into the house before the temps drop below freezing.
Yep, all of my paints get special attention – even the house paints.
When the temperature dips, it makes it a whole lot easier to think about the holidays that are coming. Fast! Something dawned on my while I was painting Christmas projects the other day – for me, the holidays are all about comfort and what that means to my five senses.
Comfort of Sight
I mean, I paint a lot of decorations and gifts. But one of the reasons I make handmade gifts is to let my family and friends know I’m thinking of them, both while I paint the present as well as throughout the year. It’s a reminder of my love for them – sort of a visual comfort.
Comfort of Smell
I can’t think about the holidays without imagining the delicious scents of cinnamon and nutmeg. Sure, there are lots of other smells that herald the season but cinnamon and nutmeg mean there’s a pumpkin pie in the oven.
Comfort of Taste
And nothing is as comforting to me as a slice of pumpkin pie. Oh, I might bake some other favorites – pecan pie, lemon cake, english toffee – for the others, but for me, it’s not a holiday without pumpkin pie.
Comfort of Hearing
I’ll be the first to admit, there’s no way my singing voice brings comfort to anyone but I still love to sing Christmas carols. I just restrain myself to when I’m alone in the car and I crank up the radio station that plays only carols from Thanksgiving thru New Year’s. It’s just impossible not to get into the holiday spirit when I hear Christmas music.
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Comfort of Touch
But the best of all is the sense of touch around the holidays – hugs and kisses of friends, family and neighbors. Some I see all the time, some only around the holidays, but that simple physical sense of touch brings oh-so much comfort.
Yep, definitely the Best comfort. (except for maybe falling into my Tempur-Pedic bed at the end of the long day!)
What are your favorite Holiday comforts? Do you have a favorite ‘sense’ or are they all equally important for your comfort?
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