Ring in the most joyous season with inspiration galore for a very merry Christmas! Every page of this issue shines brightly with festive baubles and twinkling lights—whether it’s by the glow of a bedecked fireplace or along the charming streets of Alexandria, Virginia. Yuletide collections, blue-and-white wares, and fresh florals mingle on tables and mantels adorned with the arrival of loved ones in mind. Invite neighbors for a get-together complete with a citrus punch and tasty tidbits; gather with family for a heartwarming lunch of cider and stew. Our roundup of appetizer recipes and delicious goodies made to gift are perfect for any holiday hostess. We hope you discover ways to savor the wonder of year’s end in the company of those you hold dear.