Christmas inspiration {a list}

Last week, I began collecting posts that inspired me on some level, realizing that though I haven't written a Christmassy poem this year, I can still share inspiration. And what better way to do it than to spread the cheer to other bloggers? Check out these wonderful holiday posts, with a few of my poems from years past tacked on the end because I just couldn't help myself.

a poem (this one's a must-read)
The Cwtch: Mountains and Mary's

Christmas recipes (gingerbread people, apple taffy salad, and more!)
Curious Wren: Holiday Recipes

a festive to-do list (if you're just not feeling the Christmas spirit yet)
The Quiet People: A Festive To-Do List

creative gift-wrapping ideas (eco-friendly!)
Hello Natural: 6 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

Jolabokaflod ("Christmas Book Flood" - a wonderful Icelandic Christmas eve tradition)
NPR: Literary Iceland Revels in its Annual Christmas Book Flood

from the archives (more poems)
Poetree: Blessed Elizabeth
Poetree: Gifts

What has inspired you this holiday season?


  1. OKAY SO LIKE..HOW DO I NOT ALREADY FOLLOW YOUR BLOG? It's dumb, I know. But hi, here I am now. Cookies for my tardiness, here. *tosses them into a blog-appropriate paper bag*

    This is a lovely roundup of thingssss! And believe it or not, I didn't even see Olivia's awesome slam poem until you included it on this list. THE SHAAAAAAAAME. *bangs head on something* Okay I'm done being weird and probably scaring you. ♥ LOVE YO BLOG, GIRL.


    1. Aw, thank you so much! (mmm, cookies) And I'm so glad I could introduce you to Olivia's slam poem!

      It's ok, we're all mad here. ;)


    I am so excited and blessed and honored and thank you for including my poem! Put the biggest smile on my face and in my heart. (Also, I wanted to laugh when I read Abbiee's comment! So funny how life works!)
    You are wonderful. :) have a very merry Christmas!!

    1. You're very welcome! I love your poem -- I couldn't not include it!

      Merry Christmas!

  3. Ooh, I'll have to look through these posts!

  4. Eeep! this is SUCH a nice roundup! I totally didn't do any Christmasy posts this year *facepalm* I don't know...time got away on me?!? But I've loved read The Quiet People's christmasy posts, they've been the BEST. :D

    1. I'm glad you like it! I almost didn't write a Christmas post, since I was quickly running out of time to do so (not to mention lack of ideas...), and then I was like, hey, look at all these wonderful Christmas posts -- I should share them! So, it's kind of cheating, but it works. :) And yes, I love The Quiet People!