Let there be Light

December 24th, 2016

Store window - Granville Island
Store window – Granville Island

It’s Christmas Eve dayuglysweatersand today also marks the first day of Hannukah

The Festival of Lights
The Festival of Lights

Not only is the holiday’s lighting of candles beautifully symbolic of so many different things, but Hanukkah also creates a wonderful spirit of unison and love that I wish we saw more of during every other day of the year.

A little bit of light pushes away a lot of darkness

Taken at dog beach
Taken at dog beach

And if you don’t have an actual minora don’t worry – it’s easy to make one yourself.

A Russian Hannukah
For the Russian Jew
For the Jewish Trekkie
For the Trekkie Inspired
For the Surfer
For the Surfer Jew
The Wino
Jew know any winos?
Hello Kitty - Japanese Style
Hello Kitty – JapaJew

Have a Merry Little Christmas too!

My Christmas Card. This year and last year
My Christmas Card


Things to do on Christmas Eve


Take a spin on the ice (even at an indoor rink), do some last-minute shopping, make one final trip to see Santa – there’s still plenty of festive fun to be had on the night before Christmas.  Enjoy a quiet dinner with loved ones and sip on mulled wine or eggnog and drink hot chocolate.  Think about the upcoming year. christmaseveAnd above all…..be nice.