Joyeaux Noel!


“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”  ~ Harlan Miller

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~ Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon


“Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish.  Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.”  ~Francis C. Farley


“Christmas is for children.  But it is for grown-ups too.  Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.” ~ Lenora Mattingly Weber


“Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.”  ~ Carol Nelson


“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” ~ Andy Rooney


“Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven’s making.”  ~ Leigh Hunt

 The Weekly Photo Challenge theme this week is Joy. Need I explain? 🙂
Merry Christmas, everyone.
Peace, Alexandria

Other favorites:
Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy
Merry Christmas in Many Languages, I See Beauty All Around
An Atheist Excerpt, Found
Christmas Favorites, Clicky Chick Creates
Christmas Family Traditions, This Man’s Journey

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  1. And a Merry Christmas to you and yours! Thank you for such a beautiful and festive post!

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Alexandria! Love these beautiful photos of Christmas ornaments!

  3. A true gift that warms the heart. Every bit of this magical post is true. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Lovely pics. Merry Christmas!

  5. These photos are so pretty! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Alexandria!

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a Happy New Year.

  7. Such lovely images and wonderful quotes! I especially like the last one. Merry Christmas!

    • Thank you so much. The last one is my favorite, too. I wanted to start the post with that one but the reader interfaces landscape orientation much better. Thank you for your kind thoughts. Merry Christmas to you as well!

  8. Wonderful quotes and the photos are truly beautiful. Well done Alexandria! And Happy New Year to you!

  9. These are absolutely delicious photos! Natural light is the best. The second to last is my favorite. 🙂

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