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Merry Christmas


β€œAnd the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
-Dr. Suess – How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The Grinch knew it – Christmas doesn’t come from presents. You don’t have to stand out in the blistering cold, or in my case, the sand (I’m in Florida for the holiday), to realize that the greatest gifts aren’t materials but feelings. The feeling of inclusion, the feeling of acceptance, the feeling of family, and the feeling of coolness. You, my friends, have given me this throughout the past year. There are no presents under my tree because my I’ve already unwrapped my presents from you.

Merry Christmas, from me and Madalynne.

(DISCLAIMER: Santa – this is no way, shape, or form means that I don’t expect a prompt delivery of my Kate Spade watch, 1950s bullet bra, or peach morganite ring tomorrow morning. My Christmas list was a little late this year but I paid extra for overnight delivery. And the recession is no excuse for the high price tags. Quality, not quantity Santa!)


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    Sarah Welsch

    Merry Christmas! I am going to email you back tomorrow, btw! Sorry for the delay!



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    Merry Christmas! By the way, I just finished my colossal “gingerbread” house, and it’s queued to post around 9 AM tomorrow (closer to noon your time) on my blog, so make sure you check it out!

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    Carmen Hui

    Merry Christmas Maddie! x

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    I LOVE THIS POST. merry merry christmas maddie!!!!!

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    This is beautiful and very true. Merry Christmas, Maddie! It was wonderful meeting you, especially during this time of the year.

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    Sewing Princess

    What a lovely post Maddie! With your words you wrote what I couldn’t…

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    Natasha Estrada

    Santa’s broke this year because it turns out he gives it all away.

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