I had barely washed the Thanksgiving dishes when the “season” closed in. You can either give yourself over and enjoy the festivities or dig in your heels and decide you’re exhausted. This year I’m all in. Maybe because my daughter is away and I can’t wait to have her home for holidays, but I’m going to relish every minute: from shopping to parties to decking the halls. Last week was non-stop, starting with a fantastic Girls’ Night Out in Guilford (I know, I know, I say that about every single one, but it WAS one of the best!) Two-hundred fifty of you filled the streets and shops of Guilford! Ridiculous fun! I also managed to squeeze in a peek at the Butterfly Installation at the Lyman Allyn, the Magic of Christmas at the Flo Gris (towering trees decked in artist-designed palettes, plus an overflowing holiday shop) and Artistry at Guilford Art Center. If you’ve never been, it’s the largest annual show and sale of handmade jewelry and crafts in the area. (Find out more about these a lots of other holiday events on our calendar). Hope you’re enjoying your season as much as I am! If you need a little break, get cozy on the couch, and finish up your shopping with this list of lovely local products that you can buy online. Click here to read the entire list.