After six years of dating, a move cross-country to Lake Tahoe from Boston, my boyfriend (now husband) Chris and I became engaged Christmas Day of 2008. We had opened our gifts and were awaiting the arrival of friends for our annual brunch. I was reading the trashy magazines that came in my stocking, indulging in chocolate with a coffee in hand, when Chris asked me if we’d unwrapped all of the gifts, to which my response was yes, and returned to my tawdry mags to hear the latest on Brangelina. Chris asked again. Again, I responded “yes.” To which Chris informed me of one last gift beneath the tree. A small burlap bag. I opened it and the small box within it to find a beautiful diamond ring. Shocked, but not surprised (if this makes sense), Chris heard his third “yes” of the day.
Holiday engagements are some of the most popular. It’s a happy time of year and the end of a calendar year where many take pause to give thanks with thoughts of starting a new chapter come January 1st. Did you get engaged over the holidays? We’d love to hear your story!