Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

From Ali Santano

To my Dear Diamonistas!

I can't believe it's been 4 Christmas's since I began this journey to meet each one of you over some baubles and bubbles! I'm a total sap when it comes to Stella & Dot, and especially when it comes to the end of a year. Do you get this way?

Andres, Gabi and I have started our own tradition this year of actually spending Christmas in our own house...imagine that, right? We usually are traveling up to my parents ranch or to Guatemala to be with his family, and it's fun no matter where we are. But as many, when they start their own families and want to start traditions, you take a little from here and a little from there and mold your own and try it out. Sometimes it's a production, sometimes it's jammies until the evening dinner. We opted to go out to Christmas Eve Lunch like his family does, and then we will gather with my sister's family here in Houston for apps and drinks before heading up to my parents ranch tomorrow. And who knows...we might change it next year! But regardless of what your tradition is, it's YOU and it's right for your family. There is no right and no wrong way to spend Christmas!

This also made me think of how each and every one of your businesses are unique and perfect just for YOU and your family. There's no right or wrong way...there's no definition of success. YOU define this, and this is what makes me so warm and tingly when I think about your success and what you all have accomplished this year. You've had a spectacular year, and for this I am so eternally proud of you. You make me smile every day, and I thank you for allowing me to take a part of it with you!

At this time, I wish you all a very Merry, warm or cold...whichever you prefer...Christmas and Happy New Year! Snuggle with your babies or hubbies or both! Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy! Celebrate your amazing 2012...or celebrate the Apocalypse not happening! Whatever you are absolutely thrilled about right now, do a dance and have a blast! I'll see you in 2013 with NEW JEWELS ON!! Whoopee!!!