Christmas Cactus

Admiring the Beauty of the Once-A-Year-Bloomer — The Christmas Cactus

How this happens every year, without any intervention, is still beyond me. Each year as the days grow shorter, my little Christmas Cactus lives up to its name.

Without intervention or much attention or fertilizer, my little Cactus beautifully announces the coming of Christmas.

This year I got her a friend. Our new cactus isn’t showing us any love yet, but come next year, I hope to have news to report. So pretty.

Just as these flowers stopped me in my tracks as I rushed by the other day, I would like to take a moment to encourage you to stop your busy day, breath deeply and look into the beauty of nature.

Be present and remember that you are living your life this very moment.

Pause as you crack eggs to make a batch of Christmas cookies, your little ones at your elbow. Enjoy the time. Make a memory and try to laugh at the mess.

Life IS a special occasion and every day is a holiday, a gift.

Peace, beauty and love be with you this Christmas season.


Elizabeth Montgomery James

After living in California for several years, Beth and her husband, Rod, relocated to Florida, to live, work, and play. They have two adorable daughters, and Beth is very involved with her children’s schools as a parent volunteer, Daisy troupe, and other community organizations such as the Junior League. Beth enjoys crafts, yoga and fitness, as well as a nice glass of Chardonnay. Beth is a graphic designer who has worked on national and international ad campaigns for top consumer brands, and now brings her talents to a variety of projects in and around Central Florida. In addition for bringing classic elegance to everything she touches, Beth has a natural talent for making everything pretty, from kids’ birthday parties to her garden.

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2 Responses to “Christmas Cactus”

  1. Roseddy — December 16, 2011 @ 9:25 am (#

    So, I’m giving my Non-Christmas cactus to you. Merry Christmas.


    • Beth replied: — December 22nd, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

      My new baby Christmas cactus is has little white buds on it! So exciting.

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