Friday, December 17, 2010

Let Your Heart be Light



Twenty year old Advent Calendar

Jingle Shells


'It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.' W.T. Ellis, 19th C Poet

It is not about things to buy or to receive. It is not about rushing around with anxiety filled days, crammed full with plans, shopping and parties. It is not about snow, or tinsel, or caroling. Christmas: it is about feeling PEACE and spreading PEACE through our families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers - person to person, all around the world. Take a moment to think, reflect, relax in the true reason for the season. And may this spirit come through as you Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, 1944 (re-written in 1957) by Hugh Martin, crooned smoothly by Frank Sinatra. This song is chosen in memory of Ol' Blue Eyes, who would have celebrated his 95th Birthday on 12 December, 2010! And, as I think of it, isn't that what Christmas is all about, Celebrating a Birthday! Happy Christmas to All!

This week I am participating in WeekWord - Christmas. Head over to Allie's for inspiration and the full list of players....and
Join in the Christmas Party at Holiday Haven for more seasonal inspirations!

10 comments:

cath c said...

lovely, maria. peace. :)

wat a great advent calendar! my teen and i are breaking the ree etc out of the attic today....

cath c said...

oops. tree, that is.

Gardeningbren said...

Amen

The photos are beautiful and the message as well.

Sally said...

I love your jingle shells!

S.E.Minegar said...

your decorations are amazing! very elegant design.where did the advent calendar come from?

i'm playing too....i signed up late.

:)

Domestic Scribbles said...

What a terrific Advent calendar! They certainly don't make them like they used to. Happy holidays!

Mandyland said...

Love that advent calendar. It's beautiful.

LizlovesVintage said...

Hello!
Thanks for stopping by my Blog.
Wow, your tree is huge and beautiful.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Liz

Christine E-E said...

your message is so important! especially as we near the excitement of being with family... eating... exchanging gifts... hopping in the car to drive off & visit...
PEACE is truly what is is all about!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

What a wonderful post, each photo so intriguing! And a wonderful message to go along with. Thanks for joining in The Christmas Party with this heartwarming post!

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