The Real Reason Carrie Underwood Released Her Christmas Album As Early as She Did

When country music superstar Carrie Underwood announced in the summer of 2020 that she planned on releasing her first-ever Christmas album, her fans went wild with excitement.

Considering that most Christmas albums release in late October, the Sept. 25 drop of Underwood’s My Gift was super early.

Here’s why the American Idol champ decided to gift her fans when she did.

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Underwood’s 1st holiday music album

Underwood announced in July 2020 of her plans to release her very first holiday music album, titled My Gift. While she’s performed holiday tunes in the past, My Gift marks her first complete album in the genre.

In the album’s trailer in July 2020 the mother of two revealed how she decided this was the year to release a holiday song collection.

“This year,” she said, “it was just kind of on my heart to do

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This newlywed couple delivered flower arrangements from their wedding to those in need of a reason to smile

After tying the knot on September 19, Hannah and Chance Buckner found their hearts full of love — and their garage full of flower arrangements.

Owen Thomas standing in front of a window posing for the camera

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Instead of giving the flowers to their guests, which is common — and perfectly fine — the newlyweds decided to spread some much-needed love and positivity in their community of San Angelo, Texas, by hand delivering the bouquets to those who could use a reason to smile.

Buckner took to social media for help with distribution.

“We just got married and would like to give away our wedding flowers,” she posted in her community page. “If you know anyone who is lonely or needing a lift in their spirits, even if it’s an elderly person on your street you’ve seen but never talked to please message me their address and we will deliver an arrangement to them with an encouraging

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This Major Kosas Giveaway Is Another Reason to Join Well+

At Well+Good, we love to be your go-tos, keeping you up to date on everything wellness (and beauty!) related. So, no doubt, you’ve heard us name drop Kosas before. The brand is one of our faves because of the seriously smart formulations that work on lips, lashes, and let’s be real, every square inch of skin we can slather the brand’s dreamy Tinted Face Oil ($42) onto.

If you’re not familiar with Kosas, let us quickly bring you up to speed. The brand began by bringing hyper-pigmented, clean lipsticks to the market in 2015. Notoriously, concocting cleaner formulas that still have a solid color payoff has been difficult, but Kosas raised the expectation of what formulas can promise while excluding decidedly gross ingredients from their formulations (cough, cough: crushed bugs).

Ever since, the brand has led the charge in creating makeup that is also good for your skin. A

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Pandemic or not, there’s always a reason to love jewelry

Here are ways contemporary and classic to wear jewelry, whether on Zoom meetings, at intimate events, or simply just to pamper yourself at home.

With everything happening now, is it insensitive that you still want to wear jewelry? The answer is no. While many are no longer clamoring for Mariah Carey to bathe in her diamonds, or Heart Evangelista to parade in her favorite accessories, jewelry will always have a unique effect on everyone. If it makes you feel better,  why not wear it? I quote from Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, “I’ve never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I’m here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty.” 

And that we all must be, a keeper of beauty. It may seem frivolous to keep aesthetic these days, but one thing is for sure. After we survive this pandemic, we’ll

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