Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SFR Brigade Holiday Showcase!

Happy Holidays from the SFR Brigade Authors!
Check out the blogs--many giveaways and Holiday Fun!

I love Christmas and the traditions my family celebrates year after year, many of which come from my childhood. My mother was the one who made Christmas happen, with many more details that I do now days! 

When I look back on the warm memories of the holidays, I can't remember the gifts, though I got carefully chosen presents every year. Mostly I remember making decorated cookies, fudge, and popcorn balls, which were always a kid project.

I remember my mother's table. She had a pale pink brocade tablecloth and napkins. We polished the silver and Mom got out her cut crystal. Dad would serve us 7 Up in cut crystal wine glasses with a drop of wine in it to make it pink!

I always had a new holiday dress and shoes, something pretty and festive. I miss that, now that my own daughters are in their twenties. No more green or red velvet or lace!

We do still bake, though not as many types of cookies as my mother would bake. This year we are baking cut-out sugar cookies and jam thumprints, with different flavors of jam. Pretty!


I have one novella that has a Yule celebration, and it is free during this showcase! It is my Firefly inspired romance, Starlander's Myth.  

Have a lovely holiday!
Melisse Aires


  1. What a nice post Melisse, wonderful memories. Have a great Holiday season and save us some of those cookies! Kaye

  2. Lovely post. The season is good time to share memories. Thanks for the free book. Its on my TBR list.

  3. Such lovely memories. Merry Christmas to you & your family, Melisse.

  4. Yes. I remember all the cakes my mother baked for Christmas many years ago. We do have a fruit cake maturing.
    Enjoy your Christmas!

  5. Loved reading about your Christmas tradition memories. The snowflake necklace is beautiful. I wear the star necklace you gave me during another giveaway all the time!

  6. Sounds like Christmas is full of wonderful memories for you. I hope that's so this year, too.

  7. I'm looking forward to reading your novella -I love Firefly. And what a charming necklace. Wishing you very happy holidays!

  8. Enjoyed hearing about your Christmases past :) Very happy holidays to you!

  9. Very much enjoyed hearing about your Christmas past. We always got a new dress at Christmas, too.