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Robert Frost

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas is Coming

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 Christmas will be here in just a few days! I hope you have had time for some fun outdoor activities.  Maybe you've shared making snowmen, sledding, skating or just a quick walk in the snow with 
someone close to you!

Or perhaps you've been busy in the kitchen making cookies and other goodies for the upcoming Christmas dinner.

Hopefully you've had time to donate to your favorite charity too. As familiar as the song above is to most of us of a certain age, I hate to think that in my senior years I will have to resort to what the old man above is doing! 

Maybe you've been decorating the house, hanging the garland, dressing the tree with pretty keepsakes .... whatever you've been doing I hope you are enjoying the season. It seems to come and go so quickly, it's sometimes hard to take it all in. 

I've closed my etsy shop until after Christmas so I can enjoy the holiday! All of my orders have arrived at the customers homes so no more worries! I can finally relax and enjoy that eggnog!

We can all enjoy the beauty and festivity of the season, whatever our customs. 
It is truly a remarkable and lovely time of the year.

Santa is almost ready and has all those toys wrapped and ready to go. 
The reindeer have been doubling up on their feed for extra energy 
and Santa is now checking his list! 
I hope you are on the nice one!

 Image source: Music Through the Year, Illustrated by Robert J Lee


  1. Some lovely Christmas memories here, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Yes, take time to enjoy Christmas and that eggnog. Merry Christmas. :)

  2. Yay..fantastic and fun-spirited...beautiful tribute to the season! Beautiful!
    HUgs and Happiness in 2015 to you kindred!

  3. This is such a cute post! I love it Diane ;o) Big Hugs, Merry Christmas, Many Blessings ;o) I love the music ;o) I hope you are enjoying your eggnog and cuddling up to your fur babies ;o)

  4. Dear Diane - wonderful post my friend full of the spirit of Christmas. Loved the poem December - it reminds me of all the special parts of winter and this time of the year. Take care dear and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  5. All of us bloggers are on the nice list, right? :)

    Very sweet post, and yes...I remember that song. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. I hope so too Diane – I’ve tried my best to be a good girl this year!

    Have a wonderful break, a very Happy Christmas time and the best New Year.

    I will look forward to catching up with after Christmas.

    Love Barbara x

  7. These charming Christmas illustrations take me right back to my childhood! Have a wonderful Christmas and hey -- drink a few eggnogs for me, eh?

  8. Oh my gosh, I was happy to see that "Christmas is Coming" illustration.

    All week I've been uploading old cassette tapes of me and my siblings when were little, and on the Christmas tape my sister was singing a Christmas song I didn't know. I never knew what song she was singing until I saw that artwork here today, so thanks for solving the mystery!

  9. What a great Christmas post. A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

  10. It certainly is a remarkable and lovely time of the year. And very magical, too. My favourite time of the year. I love these illustrations; they bring back so many memories of very happy days. A very Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2015 to you!

  11. Diane,
    Such cute vintage pictures on here. Your post hit home for me today, as I surprised the girls and took them to the ice skating rink. They had the most wonderful time, and I will try to share a couple pics on Wednesday. Can you believe it's almost Christmas. Just wanted to come over and wish my sweet friend the merriest of Christmases. I love that Santa picture, he looks ready to please the children. And the picture of Mary and Joseph I've never seen before. It's a special one.


  12. Hi human, Diane,

    Was a wondrous, magical journey I just went on. Tis the season and thus, we reflect, we embrace the hope that the purity of the season doth bring.

    A peaceful, enchanted time to you and your loved ones.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny :)

  13. I hope it brings you no sleet. Happy holidays!

  14. Hi Diane,

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!

  15. Merry Christmas! I hope you're having a wonderful time!


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