Folgers had it right when they said, “The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup!” In the Northwest, there isn’t much satisfaction in Folgers, but there’s no shortage of satisfaction for us coffee lovers who live in an era of really good coffee. It is the best part of waking up!

And to that privilege I would add, the fun of choosing my coffee cup. On a daily basis, that’s a fairly ordinary experience, but holidays add a little more fun to my routine, because I get to see the mugs that have been out of sight the rest of the year.

I thought I’d make it fun (for me!) and share a mug a day. I have no partridges or turtle doves, so this is my “12 Days of Christmas.”

 

This is my mug family

No more do I need

This is their home

They’re my Christmas routine

 

They are the chosen ones

I’ve sent others away

Up in the attic

These are stored and are saved

 

Some are my favorite

Some remind me of friends

Some are just cooler

And remind me of trends

 

 

Waiting for purpose

They wait all year long

Like the coffee I pour

They’re constant and strong

 

Pick me, I hear

When I open the door

I’ve been with you the longest

I hear some implore

 

But it’s not up to me

Which mug I will take

My heart grabs the one

For heaven’s sake

 

That will start out my day

And put a skip in my step

As I embrace the season

With my holiday prep

 

On each day I choose

A new Christmas mug

As God taps on my heart

With this warm coffee hug

 

 

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