Babiekins Magazine, Christmas, Poetry & Words

POETRY & WORDS :: The Candle Tree

The Candle Tree, Illustration by Maia Larkin of The Voyagers for Babiekins Magazine

“Everyone’s Christmas tree is different. Some people have a quiet tree with tiny twinkling lights, silvery tinsel, and fluffy white snow. Other people have neon trees with bright garish bulbs, twitching and blinking against the backdrop of Santas in Hawaiian shirts, and elephants wearing antlers.

But when I was a little girl, our Christmas tree was very different.

Our tree was dotted with cookies.

And candles.

Candles with fire…”

To continue reading my story about Christmas in the former Yugoslavia, go to page 36 of the Babiekins Magazine gift guide.

(The accompanying illustration was created by Maia Larkin of The Voyagers, and is available here.)

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CHRISTMAS :: La Petite Cuisine by Susanne Schanz

You know when you find a new blog and you just can’t stop scrolling through pages and pages of archives? La Petite Cuisine, written and photographed by Susanne Schanz, is one of those blogs. It’s just full of gorgeous images! And if you can read German (alas, I can not), she posts the most delicious-looking recipes. Definitely one to add to your blog readers/bookmarks this Christmas season!

Christmas Table via La Petite Cusine, photo by Susanne SchanzChristmas Tree via La Petite Cusine, photo by Susanne SchanzImages © Susanne Schanz, via this post on La Petite Cuisine-Christmas Gingerbread People via La Petite Cusine, photo by Susanne Schanz-Christmas Gingerbread via La Petite Cusine, photo by Susanne Schanz-Christmas Stockings via La Petite Cusine, photo by Susanne SchanzImages © Susanne Schanz, via this post on La Petite Cuisine