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Inspired by Tradition

Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. It's always a cherished time of tradition in our home and for our family. While we know that Jesus is the reason for the season, our children still go sit on Santa's lap to whisper their list of desired gifts, should they make it on the "nice list." Cal and I always host a holiday party for friends and family, which allows us to share Christmas cheer with those closest to us. On Christmas Eve we attend an evening church service, then host our immediate family at our home on Christmas Day. 
 
Decorating for the holidays is something I thoroughly enjoy doing. This year I decided to decorate our foyer with a mix of green garland and magnolia leaves, because magnolias symbolize luck and stability and are a staple in many gardens throughout the South. In the primary suite, I decorated a flocked tree with a variety of winter beauty from Santas to icicles, birds and snowflakes. This tree gives off a very warm glow when lit and carries the holiday feel throughout our home.
 
As a family, we have a soft place in our hearts for pediatric cancer families and single parents. We like to involve our children in giving back to the families with children at CHOA's Aflac Cancer Center. Teaching them that it is better to give than to receive is very important to us. My husband was raised by his mother who struggled to work two jobs and long hours to provide for her family. Having seen the sacrifices she made throughout the years made a huge impact on him. We randomly bless single mothers each holiday season and help those struggling with home repairs in her honor.
 
Christmas is such a special time of year in our household and it's easily our family’s favorite holiday.


As a family, we have a soft place in our hearts for pediatric cancer families and single parents. We like to involve our children in giving back to the families with children at CHOA's Aflac Cancer Center.

Regan Maki

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