As seen through the eyes of children, Christmas is nothing short of magical, with dreams of candy canes and reindeer paws and gifts mysteriously left beneath a bauble-laden tree.
But for adults, time lends a deeper resonance to the day, when layers of sweet memories from Yuletides past are laced with the joy of family togetherness and a sacred reverence for the true meaning of the celebration. Whether the holiday comes wrapped up in traditional hues of red and green or glitters with sophisticated shades of silver and gold, one thing is certain: Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
With that sentiment in mind, the editors of Victoria magazine present their latest keepsake volume, Traditions of Christmas, brimming with page upon page of seasonal inspiration. Heralding the season with jubilance, we offer ideas for creating a festive welcome to your home and embrace the time-honored tradition of sending greeting cards. As the tree is often the center of holiday d cor, you'll find a breathtaking cavalcade of the prettiest evergreens--each lovely branch brimming with exquisite ornaments and twinkling lights. Impassioned homeowners open their doors wide, allowing glimpses into grand old residences where holiday traditions of the past meet new ones in the making and treasured collections find pride of place amid the holly and the ivy.
Since entertaining goes hand in hand with the holidays, gracious tables and delectable menus take center stage this time of year. Included in the book is a selection of elegantly merry settings, accompanied by delectable recipes certain to become new favorites. You'll also find ideas that embrace the idea of giving from the heart and set off on a picture-postcard tour of Christmas celebrations around the world before returning to revel in the peaceful days of gratitude and reflection found in the cozy comfort of home.
Traditions of Christmas brings together all the wonder and enchantment this heartwarming season evokes in one beautifully bound volume that will hold a special place in your personal library and will continue to offer inspiration for all the Christmases to come.