In typical Southern Lady fashion, we’ve decked the halls and this issue with good tidings and abundant merriment. The theme of honoring Yuletide traditions runs strong, from the timeless red-and-green fireside scene on our cover to an account of the cherished custom of bride’s tree ornaments. Getaways follow suit with destinations that include a grand Noel at West Virginia’s legendary resort, The Greenbrier, plus a bonus stop in our Historic Landmarks series at the 1811 Georgia homestead Heritage Hall, shining in all its Old-World holiday glory. Relish an updated take on an extravagant Christmas Eve repast with a New Orleans-style réveillon dinner, and delight in a classic Southern breakfast spread for the year’s most anticipated morning, then top off the day with a lineup of peppermint treats. And of course, you’ll find festive trimmings amid stunning tablescapes and cheery floral arrangements as well as roundups featuring gorgeous wreaths and giftwrap presentations. We hope you will draw inspiration from our pages for a blessed and beautiful Christmas!