I just sat down to write this post and had to do a double take when I realized it was the very last day of November. The holiday season is already flying by and it seems like it just started. This week I have lots of holiday updates to share in my download — I’m listing all of my festive upcoming book events (I really hope to see you there!), linking all of my gift guides for your holiday shopping, and sharing a great charity to consider supporting this season. Hope you have a very merry weekend — we’re getting our Christmas tree and I can’t wait!Holiday Book Events.One of the best parts of this book writing process has been getting to visit so many beautiful local shops for events the past few weeks. Now that the holiday season is here I’m even more excited to be continuing my book tour because that festive holiday spirit is alive and well in all of these darling storefronts. Next week I’ll be at:
- Boston Interiors Natick onThursday, December 6th from 6-8pm for a book signing and a holiday tabletop styling event. There will be giveaways, swag bags, and you can shop the Boston Interiors store for special holiday gift deals. You can RSVP on Facebook.
- Margo’s Osterville on Friday, December 7th from 3-5pm for a book signing to help kick-off the neighborhood’s holiday stroll! You can RSVP on Facebook.
- Salt & Grove in Newburyport on Saturday, December 8th from 11am-1pm for a DIY workshop, where we’ll make holiday cookie mixes. Make one for yourself, and bring home some extras to give as holiday gifts. All attendees will get a signed copy of my book, and enjoy festive snacks and drinks. Space is limited, so sign up for tickets here.
- Hometown Authors Holiday Book Sale at the Hotel Commonwealth on Monday, December 10th from 6-8pm, join 20 local authors who will be signing books for a great cause! The Brookline Booksmith is generously donating 20% of book sales from the event to Raising A Reader & Boston Book Festival.RSVP for the event here.
Holiday Gift Guides. I’m usually done with my Christmas shopping very early, I love to be wrapping presents by Black Friday! But this year I was a little slow on getting organized, so creating my holiday gift guides was actually super helpful to mark people off my own list! I shared a gift guide for the guys on your list, tons of gift ideas for the ladies (and a few things on my wishlist!), and so many great present ideas for the kids (I picked the cash register and the play kitchen for Jane!). I also rounded up my favorite books for gift giving (obviously this one is a great gift for everyone, wink::wink), and shared some of my favorite holiday decor, entertaining and hostess gifts too.
The Season for Giving. The holiday season is all about balance — I love buying beautiful gifts for my family, but I’m trying to also reset a bit of the tone around this season to set a good example for Jane, and include giving to those who are need as part of our holiday conversation. I was introduced to Room to Grow this year, which is an organization that provides families in need with structured coaching, material goods, and community connections that will help support the parents and babies at a critical time in child development. There is a super easy way to help support this great non-profit, visit their Urgent Needs Amazon Wishlist and add some items to your cart while you’re holiday shopping.