Hey, Happy December, all! We do up the holidays just right here on Cape Cod. My little town of Westham puts up lights and greenery and everything to make things look festive despite the really short days of the season.
The bookstore, of course, creates a Christmas tree out of books with red and green covers in the front window. My friend Gin's candy store, Salty Taffy's, features candy canes big and small, plus red and white peppermint salt water taffy.
My boyfriend Tim bakes stollen and challah and all kinds of other festive breads, and offers a pull-apart Christmas tree made out of pizza dough.
City hall has a person-sized menorah in the gazebo that they light for every day of Hannukah.
|Picture credit Joan Steinberg|
But the most fun are the decorated boats in the harbor for the marine Santa Parade!
|Picture from Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce|
Everybody turns out to see the pretty lights reflected in the dark water. Santa and his wife bring up the rear in the fireboat, and then light the tree on land.
What are your favorite holiday traditions or foods? For our Seasons Readings #giveway my author will give away a signed copy of her new Murder on Cape Cod, which releases December 18 - but you'll have to wait a couple of weeks until her box of books comes in.
Maddie Day creates the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. As Edith Maxwell, this Macavity- and Agatha-nominated author writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction.
Maxwell is President of Sisters in Crime New England. She lives north of Boston with her beau and two cats, and blogs here and with the other Wicked Cozy Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.