Friday, December 18, 2009

Years of Christmas

Christmas is about
Family and friends and the time
We spend together…..


It is about childhood years


Good years

and just because it is cute years…

Christmas is about celebrating

New homes

New life
And friends like you…

Christmas is about

a few surprises



And trying to be wise in the upcoming year…

Christmas is the keeper of memories


Of a tiny sister

And moms and dads that are no longer here….

Christmas is about



And a wee bit of magic…

May you all have the Merriest of holidays
And find peace and happiness in the New Year…


Janet said...

Beautiful all the ornaments. Wishing you Happy Holidays and the Best Ever New Year.

Miss Rhea said...

I love the history on your tree :) It all looks so pretty !!! Merry Christmas ! :)

Betzie said...

This was a beautiful read Louise and I so enjoyed your words as well as the photos!!! Thank-you!!!
I wish the same for you and yours and hope to see you LOTS in the NEW YEAR!!! xoxo betzie

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Louise! Your post is so lovely - full of beautiful pictures and heartfelt, meaningful words. Thank YOU for your blog visits and encouragement. May you celebrate a wonderful, blessed Christmas and many wishes for a peaceful, healthy and Happy New Year too! Holiday Hugs, Terri

PS - You are very welcome for the images. I LOVE the way you've added the Holly Elf to your header! It give me great pleasure to see how other artists uses these images, and I truly appreciate your "thanks". xoxoxo

Fete et Fleur said...

You are one of my dearest blogging friends, Louise. This post touched my heart. Thank you so much!

Wishing you and your family a fairy tale Christmas.


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Storybook Woods said...

Such sweet traditions. Clarice

shibori girl said...


I really enjoyed this post. It's so easy to forget what Christmas is REALLY about when we get caught up in the Holiday Whirlwind. Thanks for the reminder...

Oh, and I simply ADORE that sweet little mouse in his pink boot!

Happy Holidays to you, my new friend,


rochambeau said...

What beautiful and wise words and pretty ornaments and memories! All good things to ponder and remember.

I like Christmas now more than ever. It's funny to think that is possible, but we make our own fun. This year all of our orphan friends (with no family) will come for dinner and a white elephant exchange. Can't wait!

Merry Christmas Louise!!
May yours be filled with that special sparkling magic!


Lynn said...

I love your thoughts and the beautiful pictures, including your header. You do have the loveliest pictures. Sigh.


Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a lovely post. You're so right. Well said--and the ornaments are perfect illustrations.
Merry Christmas to you, friend.

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Louise,
A tear in my eye and a soft prayer for your tiny sister and sweet mom and dad this christmas.
May your home be filled with love and happiness as i wish you the warmest of christmas wishes to you and your loved ones.
Love and hugs Kristina XxX

bluemuf said...

Dear Louise, This is a lovely post.

Wishing you and your family a beautiful and joyful Christmas and an special New Year.

Hugs Karen

Chrisy said...

Oh darling so true, the joy and the sadness. Thank you for this beautiful post.

Household 6 said...

I love this post! And all your precious ornaments which must tell stories of your history!
Merry Christmas, my sweet friend! I wish you much and I wish you well in the coming year.
Hugs and Kisses

rochambeau said...

Merry Christmas Louise,
Happy wishes to you and your family today~ Enjoy...


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Dearest Louise,

This is so lovely, your words and photos make this post very special!

I want to thank you so very much for your Christmas wishes. Your beautiful words touched my heart. It means so very much to me that the little girls in the images found their way into your amazing and outstanding art. You are an inspiration to me and all who visit your special blog.
Wishing you a Blessed & Beautiful Christmas and Peace & Happiness in the New Year!

Hugs, Carol Anne

Papillon Bleu said...

I wish you a happy new year 2010.
I wish you even more fun, more creativity and endless inspiration!

LiLi M. said...

Hi Louise! I didn't neglect you on purpose lately. I had this awfull cold and was sneezing all day and night. A bad cold takes a couple of weeks to heal and so I was having a blog break. I do hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family. And now I'm wishing you and your family a very good, happy and healthy New Year! Thanks for all your lovely posts in 2009, I am looking forward to even more inspiration from your blog in 2010!

rochambeau said...

Happy New Year Louise!! Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday. May this be the beginning of your best and most creative year yet!


Chrisy said...

Hi honey...tried to comment on your Fairy's Gate post but couldn't....the snowflake projects are just beautiful...