I love the holidays. It's a time of celebration, a time of giving and sharing. The hype, the commercialism - that all makes me more than a little crazy. Because when it comes right down to it, we all have the most important gift of all to give another - the gift of ourselves. Our hearts, our compassion, and our love. THAT is what holidays are about for me. Sharing of my authentic self, gift giving from my heart, and sharing my love with family and friends. Creating my own rituals and traditions, the lights, the trees, the music, the food - these are like the jewelry, the accessories, that give the finishing touches.