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Christmas Traditions

The Christmas spirit is in the air at Design Lines! We just got back from our yearly Christmas lunch and quickly jumped into the boxes of holiday goodies we graciously recieved from all the wonderful reps this year.

Whether it’s driving around the neighborhood seeing every house lit up with lights, making reindeer food with the kids or grandma’s cookies from scratch, decorating the staircase with fresh green garland and red bows, to attending Christmas eve service at church the ladies at Design Lines are blessed this Christmas.

Our hope this Christmas is that your home is safe and warm wherever you spend the holidays.

Below is a picture of Lauren’s Christmas tradition of baking her great grandmother’s French cookies and recipe. Yummy!

French Cookies – my great grandmother’s recipe

3 cups of flour
3 sticks of butter
3 egg yolks
1 cup of sugar

Strawberry preserves, Polander real mint jelly, MacKay’s lemon curd, pecans, etc

Soften the butter.
Mix with egg yolks; stir.
Mix in sugar; stir.
Mix in flour last; stir until it is moist and even.
Roll dough into 1” balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Using your pinky finger, poke halfway into each dough ball, creating a well.
Fill the well with a small amount of desired topping.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy!

Local Designers Help Interact

As a part of the Carolinas Chapter of ASID community event, Design Lines volunteered with other area designers in Raleigh at Interact a private non-profit United Way agency. We were able to organize some of the donated gifts for their Holiday Bazaar on December 10th. These holiday gifts will go to women, children and families who have been victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault.

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