About the Author

Lisa Leonard is mom to two boys, David, 13 and Matthias, 12 and wife to Steve. In between school and work they spend their time playing outdoors on the central coast of California, eating chocolate chip pancakes, tapping tunes on the piano (David) and choreographing elaborate light saber duels (Matthias)....

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  1. I always put my Christmas tree and decorations up before 15th December. Why? My daughter was born on that day and I was finally allowed out of hospital on Christmas Eve, so I always think of her as my special Christmas gift. She was the child I was never supposed to be able to conceive, and then not supposed to be able to carry. She was three weeks early and weighed a hearty 8lb. This December 15 she will turn 20 years old – and I still look at her and think she is the most precious gift I have ever been blessed with.

  2. It is such an exciting season and so wonderful to celebrate with family – especially little ones. What a fun post!!! I’m ready to play my Christmas music now!

  3. Me too! I love Christmas! And I love Lisa Leonard’s beautiful designs!
    I wish I could purchase something for both my teen girls and myself!
    So sweet!