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in the press: sunset magazine

Before I moved to California I had never read Sunset magazine. Now that I'm a "local" it's one of my favorite reads each month. For those of you who know me, it may come as a shock, but I was quoted in the magazine for something I said on FACEBOOK. That's right. Me, who logs in every 10 months. I promise I'm getting better. I've even started a Delphine Facebook page -- yay!

Anyway, the editors at Sunset asked about post-Thanksgiving meal traditions, and I told them about ours: after dessert everyone gathers a sheet of paper (or a handful of sheets, in some cases ... you know who you are) and writes out their wish list for Santa. This is a serious event. It takes us nearly an hour to get it all down on paper. Some of us (ahem) bring a glue stick and attach visual aides for Santa. The fun part is that we include all the crazy out there things we'd love to have (Mom asks for a vintage Rolls Royce and an around-the-world plane ticket each year) as well as practical things that we need (John asks for socks every year) and things that we would love to have but probably wouldn't buy for ourselves (ummm, Santa, if you're listening ... iPad for moi, pretty please). After everyone is done we nominate someone to read all the lists aloud. It's sooo much fun.

This tradition sparked the idea to print and sell our Dear Santa lists, complete with check boxes, which are for sale here. Happy holidays!

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Reader Comments (4)

I love this idea! Sadly, it wouldn't work well for my family -- especially when Chanukah falls on December 1st!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

I know it is SO early this year. Barely time to recover from Thanksgiving before the big meals start all over again! You could always do a list after Thanksgiving with everyone's New Year goals (I hate "resolutions"). That would be fun to share with your family.

November 4, 2010 | Registered Commentererika firm

love your facebook page!
just clicked the 'like' button...

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSofie from

Thanks so much Sofie! The entire Delphine studio appreciates your support : )

November 5, 2010 | Registered Commentererika firm

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