We have a tradition in our home that started the first year we purchased our house.
It’s known as the McEwan First Fire of the Season.
Friday night we invited friends over for some drinks, appetizers, and dessert.
Normally I light the fire when everyone shows up. But this time I was smart and lit it before everyone arrived to have the ambiance set for the evening.
Then the room was filled with warmth (and not from the fire), fun and laughter:
We have great friends and love sharing our fireplace with them.