:: napping babies on their great grandparents bed.
:: ruffle bum tights (I can't resist the awesome ridiculousness).
:: the way our Solstice traditions, twelve years strong, have taken root and grown with our family until they stand strongly on their own.
:: a new tradition added to our solstice fire, embraced by all (inspired a little bit by Pixie Cambell's releasing bundle).
:: simplicity in our days, a quieter holiday than usual.
:: the bee theme my love ran with this gifting season (I think he had a little fun at one of our favorite new-to-Portland shops, The Honey Exchange).
:: tucking a bit of evergreen onto each and every bundle I wrapped.
::a baby bonnet remembered just in time to wear before it fits no longer.
:: supporting makers and creators of lovely things when I was unable to make and create quite as much as I wanted to give.
:: the idea of baby sharing Mama's stocking for her first Christmas.
:: the thought of all the other mothers all over the world wearing child-made jewelry on the very same day.
:: being given permission to 'make myself at home' in someone else's kitchen.
:: a whole lot of time unplugged.
:: my mother-in-law - even though she gave my child a megaphone (!).
:: my mother and father - even though they gave my other child a microphone.
:: cousins sneaking off into all corners of their grandparent's house for top-secret projects.
:: watching each of my little ones slip handmade sibling gifts under the tree with pride.
:: a warm and sunny Solstice day, followed by the winter gift of snow in time for Christmas.
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Those are some of the little things I'll remember most about this holiday season.
And you? What are your favorite little things that made up your special days?