It is also a busy time of year, so taking photos gets kind of a backseat to family time, shopping, decorating, wrapping, etc. (Although tonight's excuse for a rushed photo session was a long day at work rather than holiday fun.)
So to keep myself in the spirit, I pulled out some sparkly holiday bows and my Lensbaby.
This second photo is pretty abstract for me - but I love it. (It's not exactly what I was aiming for, but it was close for a quick five minute experiment.)