We’re two years into the pandemic, but this is no reason to hold back on the holiday cheer.
I personally love this time of the year because for a few weeks every year, the world seems to be enveloped in a magical blanket that sends warmth, hope, and togetherness. In our family, the holiday season is the time of the year that allows us to slow down and enjoy each other’s company. We celebrate it by decorating our Christmas tree, baking holiday cookies, and exchanging Christmas presents. For us and many other families, this is a perfectly fantastic way of celebrating the happiest season of the year.
The holiday season also brings me into a thoughtful mood. It reminds me of all the things I should be grateful for. For instance, 2021 has dramatically improved my career as a jeweler.
Being a first-time mom in the midst of a pandemic was overwhelming, to say the least. We had to shut down our LA office for a few months in 2020 while I was recovering from a C-section and adjusting to motherhood. However, this might have proven to be a blessing in disguise as it allowed me to come back with a new surge of inspiration.
This year, I focused more on creating pieces that are more reflective of myself as an artist. My design process has also become more involved. I share with my clients how I do layouts for gemstones to wax carvings… they see it all! And I am more than happy that my clients are loving it. Having said this, I’m thinking of getting even bolder next year as I get more confident with my artistry and stone choices.
One other thing that I am most grateful for this year is the gift of family. Thankfully, our little family of three has more than surpassed the challenges of a growing household. What’s even more exciting is that in a few months, we’re soon to be a family of four!!! That’s right, we have a bun in the oven, and we can’t wait to welcome him in a few months.
Honestly, this is the most wonderful time of the year. In the next couple of weeks, we see the world bask in a magic glow. People are merrier, and even winter feels cozy. But whether you’re celebrating a religious festival like Hanukkah or Christmas, or a more secular occasion, let us all be reminded that the true spirit of the season lies in spreading good cheer, hope, and love to everyone.
Wishing you all a happy holiday, cheers!