Weeks before the holiday season, gather paperwhite narcissus bulbs, planting soil and a few large terra-cotta pots. On slips of paper, write down the things you most hope for this season. It could be a wish for the world community like peace on earth, or something important to you like time to sit and hug your children. Tuck your wishes into the pots along with the bulbs, and as the stems unfold, watch your wishes take shape, too.
Remember that to grow anything, we must nurture it and care for it. Water and place your pots in the sun so they will grow and blossom, and their sweet fragrance will waft throughout your home. As the tall shoots begin to sway, tie them together with silver tinsel for a festive look.