It is Christmas Eve- and here on the blog, I have a tradition of sharing one of my favorite Christmas posts and stories.
It happened not so long ago when it was almost Christmas. On a dark night full of twinkle lights in an old bar in a not so great part of town.
There were 4 teenage boys with their long hair, metal band t-shirts on the stage- and a bar full of locals enjoying the evening – along with 4 families including little brothers and sisters tucked in a booth to watch the band play.
It was all of a sudden so very quiet before that first note started to play. Just a simple guitar strum for the first note and then a familiar chord started up.
It is Christmas Eve. And today, I am sharing a favorite post from the past that sums up some of what I feel every year.
It was during a time when I was struggling a little bit honestly and when everything felt a little bittersweet. Much like this year has been for the world. 2020 has been filled with uncertainty and unsettledness and bittersweetness. And on one hand- we are all so far apart from each other and on the other- in some ways, the shared experiences this year have brought us together to be more kindred and closer than ever. And as I sit here and write this note and reflect on the year and another holiday that looks different this year – it seems much like that night several years ago when it felt like time was zooming by and at the same time- standing still.
You can read the rest of the story about how one of my favorite songs played by the metal band made me cry here.
I want to say Thank you. Each of you and your notes have been like warm hugs this year. You inspire me every day to create and to share with you and having this place here where we can all gather and connect virtually is such a blessing to me. Thank you so much for being here & reading my musings, for supporting me and books and blog and for being part of the French Country Cottage family.
Wishing each of you and yours a very merry Christmas!
Jody b says
courtney, Merry Christmas to you and to your family. You bring so much love with your posts, love of people, decorating our homes to life in general. Looking forward to the new year and your ideas!
Carol Taylor says
Love, love, love your website. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy, and holy christmas and a bounteous new year!!
I have been searching everywhere for the silver scroll “ribbon” you used on your tree. Could you share with me where I can get it ?
I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that the new year brings much joy to you and your family.
I think you might be looking for the ‘ Victorian Cutout Ribbon’ – it is from Balsam Hill. https://www.balsamhill.com/p/gold-and-champagne-christmas-tree-ribbon