Instead of hate, celebrate.
This week, Amy has given us the perfect opportunity to visualize what celebrating means to us.
Over the last two years, I’ve recalled the times when we’ve gathered together with friends and family to celebrate joyful events, yearly festivals and holidays, mark the passage of time, and simply reunite with loved ones. So what are the necessary “ingredients” for a perfect celebration?
What’s a celebration without a toast? This photo marked a holiday toast at RPM, our favorite restaurant in Chicago. Eating there was our end-of-year tradition when we lived in the Midwest.
At this time of year, beautiful light displays remind us that the longer, brighter days of spring and summer aren’t too far away. No matter where we are during the holidays, we always make sure to see the lights illuminating the city or the country. They are necessary parts of the holiday celebration. Here are two images captured at the Holiday Light show at Van Deusen Gardens in Vancouver earlier this week.
What’s a celebration without food? This year we will be eating our way through the holidays in several cities. Several years ago, this beautiful cake helped us celebrate our son’s birthday in San Jose del Cabo.
And a final thought–what’s a celebration without hugs and kisses? This loving moment was captured at a festival in Florence several years ago.
A special thanks to Amy who is starting the holiday season with her Celebrating theme. Thanks also to Ann-Christine whose One Image, One Story challenge gave us the opportunity to share stories about friends and families, communities, and places around the world, as well as your memories and even some mysteries.
Next week, Tina will be leading the challenge, so be sure to stop by Travels and Trifles next Saturday at noon. We hope you join us! In the meantime have a safe and inspiring week.