Waiting, watching, anticipating . . . what better symbol for Advent than the earthy little paperwhite bulb? Fill a paper bag at the nursery and then harvest joy in your kitchen windowsill. Nestle them in pebbles, add water and just let what's inside thrive. Bright green stems will shoot toward the light and burst into the freshest-smelling snowy white blossoms. A tiny tabletop miracle.
When is the last time you found a personal note peeking out of your mailbox? From someone who gathered paper, pen or laptop (and thoughts) and focused solely on dear, wonderful you? Well, there will always be correspondence to open here. Love letters from life, written just for you.