Maybe we don’t get white snow, but we do have white sand. “How can you get excited for the Holiday season without snow?” many of our out of state friends ask us Miamians. “If the palm trees have Christmas lights, we know it’s coming,” my husband loves to say. I grew up on a coastline. I’ve never seen “real snow.” I thought I had, but experienced snow people tell me that grey flakes on a New York City bench doesn’t count. However, growing up in Florida has never kept me from celebrating an authentic Holiday season.
So while many of you are used to having a white Christmas in the snow, you can also have a coastal Christmas too, just like us FL flamingos down here. To allude to a coastal Christmas in any weather, you can follow some of the details of coastal trends. For example, you can take from the standard coastal color palettes, add touches of seahorses, sand and seashells, display rustic objects, make sailor knot ornaments from rope or top your tree with a starfish!
I hope these images I collected from the amazzing Houzz.com will inspire you to add a little beach to your pine.
I’m so pleased to announce that three of my poems, “Slots,” “Scraping” and “Make a Decision” have been published in Barking Sycamores Literary Magazine Issue 13. Barking Sycamores is dedicated to neurodivergent literature and its craft. I’m so honored to be a part of this project. Barking Sycamores Issue 13
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