Unbidden, her hand rose to gently touch a dangling earring. They had been a present from her husband, their first Christmas together. She’d worn them every year since. Christmas was her favorite holiday and this evening and tonight and tomorrow she would celebrate; she’d have toys to give the grandchildren, clothes to give the children, and each of every one of the five courses she’d serve would be fit to feed them all. For now though… he always gave her roses, so it seemed apropos to return the gesture now;
“Merry Christmas, my love. I miss you.”
Beard and mask are used to make the earring. Scarf is used to do the wrinkles around the eyes and on the neck.