Holiday Diaries I | C is for Cookies.

It begins with cookies. Every single year.
On Christmas Eve we gather in the kitchen amidst the turmoil of last minute preparations and kids high on anticipation.
Tonight they’ll prepare a plate for Santa, place it delicately on the end table, right next to the fireplace — the one we no longer use because of the smoke.

Tomorrow morning they’ll marvel at the crumbs
their eyes full of dreams & wonderment.