Every year, Esteban and I grant a (purely ceremonial and very silly) award to the first friend(s) whose holiday card we receive. Once again, the four-years-running champions are our dear friends Jim and John.
Their 2012 card was entirely too appropriate for this incurable Francophile. I will treasure it among my favorite keepsakes.
But beyond the card’s exterior beauty, I also loved its deeper symbolism: The royal fleur-de-lis, the beautiful scrollwork, and the gold stars on the rich blue background immediately reminded me of the Sainte-Chapelle, which was built to house Jesus’ crown of thorns.
I really must write about this extraordinary place sometime.
But in the meantime, congrats to Jim and John. Please call to claim your sushi dinner!