Archive for the ‘Holidays’ category

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2019

 

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

 

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“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” –Victor Hugo

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Bring on the New Year!

December 27, 2018

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Dream your dreams and make them come true!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2018

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In this season of hope and goodwill, may your heart and home be filled with the joys of love, family, and friends.

Merry Christmas!

 

A Wish for 2018

December 28, 2017

Like the peace and unspoiled beauty found in new-fallen snow, may 2018 bring the same peace and beauty into our world.

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Happy New Year!

Christmas Treasures

December 14, 2017

With the holidays upon and preparations in full swing, I came across one of my favorite Christmas treasures. It always makes me pause as memories of past Christmases crowd into my mind. Below is a post from 2011 that I’d like to share once again.

Behold one of the Christmas treasures I rescued from my parents’ house before it was sold. It’s the 1948 Christmas Annual Edition of the Louis Allis Messenger. I wasn’t around in 1948, but this particular book made an appearance every Christmas for as long as I can remember. I loved the contents of the book with its Christmas carols, poems, customs from other lands, and beautiful art. But it was the cover illustrations and the double page spread in the middle of the book that kept me fascinated for hours. I immersed myself in George Hinke’s illustrations and became part of the enchanting world he created.

 

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I spent hours examining every tiny detail in the scenes. I named the elves and made myself a secret elf, feeding the cats, joining in the pillow fight, opening letters for Santa, and counting the good girls and boys. This book still has the power to evoke delightful memories and the feeling of magic that was part of my childhood.

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”  ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

I wish you wonderful childhood memories.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2017

On this Thanksgiving Day and throughout the year, may we embrace the ideals of compassion, tolerance, and kindness, and be thankful for the love of family and friends.

Wishing everyone a day of warmth and happiness!

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Happy New Year!

December 29, 2016

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Cheers to a hoppin’ good New Year!


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