Friday, December 30, 2011
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Some people I know have had enough of the whole Christmas Card performance each year. It all takes so much time, buying the cards, writing each one, adding special messages or letters to those who we don’t see very often, buying the stamps, and finally posting the cards. Of course, overseas cards have to be done early so that they don’t miss the cut off time. I still write cards but try to cut down a little if I can. I know that some people have washed their hands on the whole Christmas Card issue, and perhaps send e-mails instead. My lovely pen friend Rose from UK sent me a copy of this poem (enclosed in her Christmas Card) and I would like to share part of it with you. Guess I’ll still be sending cards as I know it means a lot to some, especially those who live alone.
I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book
And every year at Christmas time I go and take a look
And that is when I realise these names are just a part
Not of the book they’re written in but of my very heart
And every year when Christmas comes I realise anew
The biggest gift that life can give is knowing folks like you
And may the spirit of Christmas that forever and ever endures
Leave it’s richest blessing in the hearts of you and yours
Merry Christmas to friends, readers and fellow bloggers. May you all have a Happy Christmas with family and friends, and if travelling, stay safe.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
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Friday, December 9, 2011
We are off this weekend to our Caravan Club Christmas Rally, so it was time to get the caravan looking Christmassy. Being such a small space, it really doesn’t take too much effort. Over the last few years I have stitched away and made several “red work” Christmas cushion covers. The existing covers come off, and the Christmas ones go on, it’s that easy.
While I had the original covers off, it was time to give them a good wash and hang them out to dry, making them fresh and clean for another year of caravan adventures.
Then a few Santas stand to attention on the shelf above the door, and up goes my red work Santa wall hanging. That didn’t take too long at all, did it?