I’d be lying if I said I was dreaming of a white Christmas this year. Not because I don’t absolutely love white Christmases. I very much do. They are magical.

But living on the Oregon Coast, where you’re far more likely to see a rainbow than a snowflake, I gave up on the idea of a white Christmas at my house years ago. I mean, we might see snow a time or two some years. But the chances of seeing a white Christmas in Portland (where it actually does snow) are only 1 to 3 percent. Here, almost zero.

But this year, a Christmas miracle. About 9 p.m. on Christmas Day, snow started to fall. Big, fluffy, wet flakes. The kind of snow that’s perfect for snowballs and snowpeople.

In fact, my husband and daughter had a snowball fight right then and there in the driveway. Such opportunities are not to be missed.

The snow continued through the weekend and more is expected to fall later today, maybe even through the week. 

In all of my time living here (almost 16 year), I’ve never seen it snow like this. And stay.

Maybe I’m just being wistful, but this Christmas snow gives me hope. Maybe the impossible is possible. If ever there was a time we needed hope, it’s now.

There’s still beauty in the world, and joy to be found. Even if we must take it moment by moment.

And so, even though we’re staring down the uncertainty of Omicron and another winter surge, we can find comfort in such rare events as a white Christmas or even just some of the simple things that make our lives a little easier and our burdens a little lighter.

It’s why we have continued offering our workshop sales, even though we kept hoping the need for them would pass. We can help writers improve their craft and ease the burden on their wallets.

Which is why now through January 4th, everything currently available on the WMG Teachable site is 50% off.

That includes…

    • All Workshops
    • All Classes
    • All Lectures
    • All Challenges
    • All Collection Classes
    • All Study-Along Classes
    • All Pop-Up Classes
    • All Subscriptions (including Lifetime to Workshops and to Study Along)

Just hit purchase on the class you would like to take, then at the top of the next page put in this sale code:


Click here for more information.

A workshop sale might not be a Christmas miracle, but it offers us a chance to spread a little good cheer.

From the entire staff here at WMG, we wish you and yours a very Happy New Year! Here’s to better days ahead!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.