A few years ago, a Dear Friend gave the T&C family a gift that continues to bring us warmth and comfort each Christmas season. Handmade pillowcases!
Sewn from fun winter print flannel, these pillowcases make their appearance the first of December. Even though Big, Middle, and Little are hardly small children anymore, they are still eager to put their “Christmas pillowcases” on their beds.
If you sew, I think these would be a great gift for someone on your list, or perhaps for your own family. I love ours, in part for their simplicity—they’re easy to launder and they’re easy to store. They make for an uncomplicated tradition—just jump in bed and let the visions of sugarplums begin. Of course, the main reason I love them is because they remind me of my Dear Friend and the many happy times we’ve had as well as the prayers we have said for one another through the years.
I’d love to hear about your simplest holiday traditions. In the meantime, sweet dreams!