Welcome, December, and to the freezing temperatures you leave in your wake.
Welcome to Jack Frost, forever nipping at my nose.
Welcome, Old Man Winter, who causes the snow to fall, and winds to whistle about me as it forces the snow to slice into the flesh on my face.
Welcome, early sunsets; the night comes too quickly.
Welcome, harvest moons, and your beautiful gold shimmer.
Welcome, old sweaters, large and comfy.
Welcome to large cups of cocoa, coffee, hot cider, or tea;
Whichever warms your soul from the inside, out.
Welcome to night shirts and pants, and oversized, fluffy comforters.
Welcome to late game nights or movie nights with your loved ones.
Welcome to your favorite fuzzy slippers.
Welcome, December … welcome.
(Though, I wish you'd leave soon…)