So you might be asking, "How do 'fabulous' and 'first day of winter' go together?" They might go together for you if you are into winter sports or love the cold weather, but neither of those reasons is why I say that the first day of winter is fabulous. The first day of winter, the winter solstice, December 22, 2011, marks the shortest daytime and longest nighttime in the northern hemisphere this year. The daylight portion of each day starts getting longer from here. That is fabulous in my book! So if no one else has wished you a wonderful winter solstice, let me be the first. I wish you a fabulous first day of winter and a wonderful winter solstice.
As we round out the year, there are other, more celebrated days and I wish you Happy Holidays for your remaining 2011 celebrations as well as an early Happy New Year for 2012. And since today has the shortest daytime of the year, you will get to enjoy all of them with a little more daylight. Yippee!!