Monday, December 13, 2010

"Christmas Glitter": X-mas Guest Post and Giveaway with Patricia Rice

Patricia Rice here--

Thank you for inviting me to visit your delightful blog!

I know everyone loves heartwarming notes about Christmas past, and I could write one about choosing our baby’s first Christmas tree with less than five dollars in our pockets, or another from years later when the babies were teenagers and insisted on twenty-foot trees covered in a few miles of blinking lights, but I’m going to be crass instead and say I love glitter. And Christmas is the season of glitter.
I’m not talking about just the shiny gold stuff that litters the carpet after shaking out the tree skirt, but transcendent colored lights and twinkling candles and shiny stars and all the color and light that bring joy in the dark of winter. I think the first time I fell in love with glitter was when I was a kid, maybe eight or nine, and we had a Christmas tree covered in big fat colored light bulbs with shiny silver icicles to reflect the lights. I could have sat on the floor for hours just admiring that rainbow blaze of glory.
These days, I have candles in all the windows, hang stars from the roof, and yes, I have gold glitter on Christmas stockings, tree skirts, and table ornaments. I’ll wear glitter with my jackets, shoes, or my jewelry or all three, depending on how festive I’m feeling. And my tree ornaments are crystal and silver and reflective surfaces. I’m probably channeling some distant ancestor celebrating the winter solstice and the return of the sun, but I’m fine with that.

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How about you? How do you light up your Christmas season? Happy holidays everyone!
~*~Giveaway Details~*~
Patricia Rice has generously offered to giveaway a copy of her latest release, The Wicked Wyckerly', to one (1) lucky commenter. Follow the guidelines below and comment for your chance to win! The giveaway will end on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 11:59:00 PM. The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve and contacted via email shortly after.

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