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It is no secret that Christmas is the one and only holiday for which I go ALL OUT. When early December rolls around, the boxes come out of the attic and it is on. :-)

The goal each year is to look at what we have with fresh eyes (try it –  it’s like shopping your own stuff) and rarely do items end up in the same location from year to year (‘cuz that would be boring now wouldn’t it? ;-) )

Don’t believe me? Well, you can check out the 2010 and 2011 line-ups to see what I’m talking about. If I do say so myself, I think I just may have out-done myself this year. So, grab a glass of eggnog and turn up your favorite holiday music (Trans Siberian Orchestra is playing here) and enjoy the tour! :-)

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A very blessed and Merry Christmas to all!

Unto Us, a Child is Born

“Unto Us, a Child is Born” (Nativity Scene) Nikon D300, 55mm, F/2.8, 1/30s, -1.0EV, ISO 1250, Built-in Rear-Curtain Flash w/Gary Fong ‘Puffer’ diffuser, -1.0EV, Nik Silver Efex Pro ‘Stained’ Filter, Nik Color Efex Pro ‘GG’ Filter

 

 
Hard to believe another Christmas come and gone. Sigh.

I always find the week after New Year’s to be a little sad since I know the time is near to take down the garlands, box up the ornaments and lights and put away all the dressings of the season.

But before we do, let’s make the magic last a wee bit longer with a tour of this year’s holiday decorations. I guess you could say my style is traditional with just a bit of whimsy for the part of me that refuses to grow up! Enjoy! :-)

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“When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer.”

“A Magical Sight” (Cinderella Castle with Candy Cane Holiday Projection, Disney’s Magic Kingdom) Canon SuperShot SX40 HS, 10.4mm, F/4, 1/25s, -1.7EV, ISO 1600

 “But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight -

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

~ exerpt, ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’, Clement Clark Moore

 
Much love, good health, happiness, peace and prosperity to you and yours, now, and all through the new year! :-)

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