If I could be any of the characters I've created when I grow up, I would want to be Ivy from Making Christmas. She's been on some adventures--like living and thriving for years in San Francisco--is a super inventive and productive worker--and entrepreneur--and she has a wardrobe I covet. And she also recognizes the importance of stopping to smell the flowers and taking time to celebrate the moment.
Yes, Ivy is who I would like to be when I get where I'm going.
Creating Ivy was a lot of fun. To develop her new profession as the owner of Whiskers on Kittens, a eco-friendly/organic/DIY mail order pet product line, I drew inspiration from my hometown. In recent years Lincoln, Nebraska, has become the home of several Internet startups. I also used my kittens, and their particular likes and dislikes, to create the product. (My cat, Jane, was also the real life inspiration for Ivy's cat, Hazel.) There's a small part of me that wishes this story had been longer so I could explore Ivy's job more extensively.
(Incidentally, my friend and I totally want to pursue this as a business, but it would mean learning more skills than I can imagine at present.)
And while looks aren't everything, I see Glee alumni Dianna Agron portraying Ivy in the Hallmark adaptation. While she definitely has Ivy's blonde hair and brown eyes down, I also think she has the ability to portray Ivy's warmth and ambition.
And now the questionnaire to get to know Ivy a bit better...
Favorite Christmas Song: Hands down, it has always been, and will always be, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." I grew up watching classic movies like Meet Me in St. Louis, and I always loved that song.
Favorite Christmas Movie: Again, I kind of like older movies, like Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Beautiful Life.
Favorite Holiday Treat: I like gingerbread and ginger snaps. I'm a fan of anything with a little spice.
Favorite Holiday Drink: I recently discovered a gingerbread latte that I really like.
Favorite Holiday Memory: Christmas is also my birthday, so my parents always worked really hard to make it a special day for me and then fun for my family. To do that, my parents would wake me up really early, and we'd have a little celebration just the three of us. They did the same thing for my siblings on their birthdays too, and I always thought it was lovely to have that little smaller celebration time.
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