6. Leave a card for the postman
7. Make an orange garland
For instructions, visit The Magic Onions. This blog is also full of lots of other wonderful whimsy...worth a browse! The garland was so easy and looks really beautiful in the entrance to our kitchen.
8. Drink eggnog with Lebkuchen
Lebkuchen is surprisingly hard to find in Boston. I finally found some at Trader Joe's (which is apparently owned by the German supermarket chain Aldi). I rushed over to it gleefully and began hoarding as many packages as I could carry. A woman nearby came up and whispered, "Are those good?" Yes, they are.
I'm still keeping an eye out for more. The ones I found were delicious, but nowhere near as delicious as the Bahlsen brand.
9. Mail a few Christmas cards
A far cry from a mass mailing, I just sent out little notes to some who are near and dear to me, but who hear from me much less than I would like.
10. Make a seasonal stovetop potpurri
A clementine, cinnamon sticks, cloves, vanilla extract...brought to a boil in some water and simmered for hours. Ah, the comforts of the season...