December comes and goes like that! It’s usually a month of chaos, trying to get things out the door before the office shuts, an abundance of parties and end of year celebrations to attend and then of course trying to squeeze in present shopping and a holiday between seeing family and loved ones. It can be exhausting(!) and sometimes we loose sight of what it’s all really about. Don’t worry, I’m not religious and about to start preaching about the meaning of Christmas, in fact I’m about to preach the message of a film that taught us all so much I think. Love Actually (yep I’m going there), it’s a movie that signifies Christmas is around the corner and while there are a lot of unbelievable story lines and Hollywood moments, the basic message of the movie was all about spending time with your loved ones, whoever they may be. Whether it’s friends, family, colleagues or your dog, we’re channeling that motto and echoing home to our loved ones this month. You can read all about Katrina Razon, our monthly muse, and start getting a head start on that Christmas shopping with some affordable and sustainable items from our 2018 Gift Guide. While you’re at it, check out our holiday book club list and treat yourself to some literary tales. Without sounding gushy, we want to wish you all a great holiday from the team at Rug Lane. We value all our readers and love all the stories we hear from you. We hope you are able to enjoy the month ahead and take some time to slow down. Echo home that love to your family and friends and we will see you in the new year. Bring on 2019.