The holidays seem to exhaust everyone I know. We are all running around trying to be festive and involved, and honestly, most of my friends look a little haggard. We’re trying to do too much.

The same is true for me. I am wiped out. If I could take some chunky yarn, a great movie, and some hot tea and sew all day, I would, and I just might do that when I get home this afternoon. But for now, I’m in a coffee shop working – as most of us have to do – even when we could sleep right where we sit.

So today, I wanted to give you a little writerly inspiration that doesn’t even involve you have to read much. Here are my top five holiday images that inspire me as a writer. I hope you enjoy them, too.

from MissMegShop on Etsy

What holiday images slow you down this holiday? What writerly pictures remind you of why you do what you do?