Category Archives: My Twelve Days of Christmas

Vintage Christmas

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Not one, but several nativity scenes make up the elaborate Christmas display on a home on Hwy 81, just North of SR 20 in Loganville, Georgia

Not one, but several nativity scenes make up the elaborate Christmas display on a home on Hwy 81, just North of SR 20 in Loganville, Georgia


1 in frameOne of the best ways to create holiday memories with your family; in particular small children, is to motor along and view Christmas decoration displays.

Christmas carolers join an old fasioned stage coach

Christmas carolers join an old fasioned stage coach

M&M characters are sure to bring a smile to your face

M&M characters are sure to bring a smile to your face

I’d forgotten what a delight this simple tradition was, and in fact had not done so in a number of years. I was quickly reminded; however, when returning from visiting a relative late Christmas day. No need to describe what I saw. They say seeing is believing . . .
Vintage Christmas sleigh with Victorian figures

Vintage Christmas sleigh with Victorian figures

Carolers greet passersby

Carolers greet passersby

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Perhaps you just didn’t get around to seeing any of the local Christmas displays in your home town; well, why not check out this CNN list of some of the best holiday/Christmas displays in the world.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/worlds-most-spectacular-xmas-decorations/index.html

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A Christmas Greeting to you all . . . that includes Fido and Fluffy!

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Just looking at this Christmas wreath brings a smile to my face, and I hope to yours as well.

I made this wreath as a thank you gift to my local vetinerian, and as a result of an activity I volunteered to do that has been the highlight of this holiday season, for me. 

I’m a pet lover, as you can see by some of the photos displayed here.  And, I confirmed what I already knew; there are many people who own pets that are absolutely crazy about them.  Fact is, according to several websites I searched, about 63% of all U.S. households own pets.  That’s about 69 million households.  And, many own more than one pet.  Wow!  That is a lot of dogs and cats . . . plus fish, birds, Iguana’s, etc.

Fact is, according to www.huffingtonpost.com more than half of pet owners will purchase a Christmas gift for Fido or Fluffy, and some spend an average between $29 to $46.  Let’s see  . . . that’s more than a billion dollars (if my math is correct).  That’s a lot of dog and cat treats, comfy bedding, new duds, etc.

Let’s face it, pets are simply part of our family, and why not.  They are entertaining, loving, comforting, great companions and can even be life savers. 

So from me and our rescued dog Annie, we wish you a woof woof, meow meow holiday season!

To learn more about pet Christmas presents statistics log on here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/pet-presents-holiday-season_n_1081502.html

Christmas Around the World . . . My Way . . .

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I’ve always been fascinated how others celebrate Christmas and am compelled to share with you my rendition in a variety of ways, so whether we say ¡Feliz Navidad, Buone Feste, Chúc mừng ngày lễ, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weihnachten, Buon Natale, and so on, please join me in singing The Twelve Days of Christmas a la Mexicano

En el duodécimo día de Navidad soñé

On the twelfth day of Christmas I dreamt of

Doce medias de la Navidad – 12 Christmas stockings

Once galletas de Navidad – 11 Christmas cookies

Diez plantas de poinsettia – 10 Poinsettia plants

Nueve cactus de Navidad – 9 Christmas Cactus

Ocho tazas de chocolate caliente mexicano – 8 cups Mexican hot chocolate

Siete sopapillas dulce – 7 sweet sopapillas

Seis tamales deliciosos – 6 yummy tamales

Cinco piñatas de Navidad – 5 Christmas piñatas

Cuatro ovejas y sus pastores – 4 sheep and their shepherds

Tres hombres sabios siguientes allá estrella – 3 wise men and a star

Dos ángeles cantando – 2 angels singing 

Un Niño Jesús nos trae la alegría – 1 Baby Jesus bringing us joy

 

 

On the 12th Day of Christmas . . .

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Soon we will celebrate the reason for the season,

one of joy, on Christmas eve and morn . . .

and hear the angels heralding

Jesus, the new born Baby Boy . . .

 This video and song recognizes the importance of Christmas and raises a question for us all . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=OExXItDyWEY&vq=medium

 

 

On the 10th Day of Christmas . . .

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Sheep grazed

As their Sherherds watched near by

The night was still and the stars shined brightly

On a clear night so many years ago.

Suddenly one star lit up the sky

All within its sight turned their heads up high

Soon they followed, the shepherds and their sheep

to the little town of Bethlehem where Baby Jesus lay asleep.