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Omaha Home Entryway November/December 2021

Nov 01, 2021 10:56AM ● By Sandy Matson
"Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves." 
- Eric Sevareid, American Journalist

Holiday traditions make these two months memorable. Quality time pent with friends and family is what most people crave this time of year, but a seasonal card with a note sending holiday cheer can also be meaningful. If you can't be there in person, be sure to reach out by mail or phone. Connecting is what's most important. 

Bring a little fun into this upcoming holiday time and play "cookie hooky"_take the day off and spend it making cookies. Turn the music up, sip on eggnog or your favorite toddy, and let the warm, nostalgic smells from the oven fill the air. I loved the tradition of making Christmas cookies growing up and so enjoyed doing so with my own children. Sweet memories! 

'Tis the season of giving, and a memorable gift could be one you make yourself. check out my DIY on marbleized coffee mugs, or our Harvest story on making homemade nut butters to get inspired. Other Christmas cheer can be found in the fantastic architecture of the Deys' home, or perhaps in the sparkle and nautical hues in the Knights' entertaining space. 

These times we live in can be challenging, but being with those you love reminds you it's all worthwhile. Happy holidays to your and yours! 

Sandy Matson
Contributing Editor | Omaha Home

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Omaha Home. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.