Hi, everyone! It's great to be back to the Saturday Spotlight routine after a brief breather for the Thanksgiving holiday. (Though, admittedly, it hardly feels like I had any vacation at all after being back to work for a week . . . it's been a zany one, what with complicated site updates and all!)
From the looks of this week's hot list*, I can see that, while I was away, everyone promptly moved on from fall and Thanksgiving to Christmas and its surrounding festivities. With the exception of one intricately piped and masterful set by @Elke Hoelzle intended for Father's Day or a guy's birthday, this week's Spotlight is a winter wonderland that overflows with Christmas magic.
Let's move on to witness these wonders firsthand. At the top of the list is fan fave of the week, this delightful duo by @Dolce Flo . . .
#1: My Christmas Gift by Dolce Flo
#2: White Santa's Sleigh by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
Even though cookie designs and themes have changed since my last Spotlight, one thing has not . . . consistency of posting pays off! Once again, the very prolific and talented @Teri Pringle Wood dominates this Spotlight with four honored sets. This is the first of her beauties, and, as its name suggests, it shines!
#3: Softly Golden by Teri Pringle Wood
#4: Trendy by Teri Pringle Wood
#5: Trees and Treats by Teri Pringle Wood
And, for the last of Teri's encore performances (for this week anyway!) . . .
#6: Sleigh Full of Gifts by Teri Pringle Wood
Not only does @Teresa Pękul's work consistently enchant me, it also tests my translating skills! I hope I've interpreted her next two (YES, two!) photo titles correctly!
#7: Skrzat (aka Gnome) by Teresa Pękul
#8: Pierniki na Choinkę (aka Gingerbread Christmas Tree Ornaments) by Teresa Pękul
Now, for a set by @Gingerland (this month's site artist, BTW) that continues to defy the odds. Since first posting in 2015, this photo has amassed over 43,600 views, and each holiday season, like clockwork, it ascends once again to the top of our trending lists. Its classic cuteness explains why!
#9: Snow Globe Cookies by Gingerland
And, last but not least, that masterful non-Christmas set mentioned at the top of this post. Just wow, Elke!
#10: Vintage Motorcycle Cookies by Elke Hoelzle
All for this week! I hope you've been wowed by these wonders, and that you enjoy the rest of your weekend! "See" you next Saturday at this same place and time!
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