• Life,  The Homestead,  Thoughts

    Hope for the Holidays

    For me and mine, we celebrate Christmas during this holiday season. It’s a time of hope, comfort and joy. Even with loss and challenge, we still find the joy in the season because of all that it represents. You may celebrate the season differently. Whatever the holiday season looks like for you, know you’re thought of and cared for. For us it’s been quiet and different. We’ve had some healing to do and are laying low. But nonetheless, we pray we’ve been able to share some joy to others, and know we have experienced great blessing ourselves. I’d like to leave you with a little encouragement especially if this year…

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    Handcrafted Christmas Cards

    So I should have started Christmas cards in October. I did have an opportunity to create a few and I’m really enjoying card making once again. Below are a few cards I created with Tim Holtz, Ranger, and Growing Meadows stamps, Lawn Fawn dies, watercolors and other elements. Know that while you may not have received a hand created card, my warmest Christmas and Happy New Year wishes are coming your way. I guess you can consider this a digital version. I’m so grateful for your ‘presence’ in my life. May you experience peace and love this season and in 2019. Warmest Creative and Christmas Wishes,

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    Warmest Wishes

    Hello friends. Many of you celebrate Christmas as I do .  Others of you celebrate Hannukah or another way. However you observe the season and traditions, I hope you are able to spend precious time with family and friends.  May you know you are cherished and loved, and experience the love, hope, truth and peace of the season. Warmest wishes,

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    ~ 100 Days to Christmas Countdown ~

    ‘We need a little Christmas . . . right this very minute’ . . . Yes!  The countdown is on and over at Paperless Post they are celebrating 100 Days to Christmas Countdown.  I was inspired by Christmas cards over at Paperless Post.  Feel free to check out their Christmas cards here as we prepare for the season.  So in tune with Christmas, we were chatting recently about Christmas traditions.  No, it’s not too early as I’ve been planning my Logan’s tradition (more to come) since August 1st per their request. Christmas is such a time of hope.  While most of the time Christmas is joyous, there are those times where…

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    Warmest Wishes From Ours to Yours ~ Merry Christmas

    I want to wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas. I know this season can be joyful or it can be difficult for many.  It certainly is a season of reflection; maybe of loss of dreams, loved ones, relationships, victories, challenges, blessings, or other things. During this season we can always be grateful for life. That’s a lot of what this season is about. So as we give thanks for life and the other blessings, may the warmth and hope of Christmas and the New Year fill your hearts. A new beginning is ahead.  

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    Warmest Christmas Wishes

    I wanted to send you warm Christmas wishes on this Christmas Eve.  I know personally that the month of December isn’t always ribbons and bows, sweet sugar plum dreams and so forth.  Sometimes we experience loss or hardship.  Maybe you’re missing someone around the Christmas table.  If that is the case, I hope and pray that memories of their life bring joy and warmth.  No matter what life has brought in 2014, Christmas is a time that represents hope.  May we know that hope and peace and experience the blessings around us with a grateful heart.  Some precious gifts that come to mind this Christmas are life, family, freedom and loved ones.  We celebrated…