As I shared in last year’s post about our Palm Tree Christmas – things are just different here in the tropics. Yes, obviously, we don’t have snow (well, besides on the top of Mauna Kea). I think the lack of fluffy white outside allows the holidays to sneak up on you because there’s not something physical falling out of the sky to cue our minds ❄︎
Although, that’s actually not the most significant thing I notice! It’s that traditions are different here, the feeling is different — I feel almost like I’m looking through a window at the rest of the world as they cozy up + enjoy the season!
While in Kaua’i, I felt anything but “in the spirit” and came home with sort of a heavy heart. Seeing many beautiful images on my social feeds of gifts under the tree, mantles decorated and festivities underway made me feel like I was grazing over the holidays!
The home we’re renting is currently in the process of renovation to be placed on the market so we didn’t quite deck the halls (hey! at least we have our darling tree up). We were supposed to be in Kaua’i the first week of December, leaving the following two weeks to finish up our holiday gifting — but as you read in my last post our trip was delayed to the second week of the month. This left me panicked upon our arrival home wondering, overwhelmed, How is it already Christmas?! (I’m sure you can relate in some way) Yep, the last minute scramble is on. Shipping parcels to far away family + friends, sending out client gifts (because our clients ROCK) and placing the stamps on our beloved Christmas cards before dropping them off. December has certainly whooshed by this year!