Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Holiday Greetings

Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing you all a very merry Christmas, happy holidays, happy everything!! Enjoy the time with your families and friends.

For Art Journal Journey I have a little Christmas collage:




I went into the Basilica and took photos of the manger as it is now, the baby is not yet in the crib, but everything and everybody are ready and waiting....







The shops and houses here are mostly decorated very simply:









Have a wonderful time, take care, and see you again on Saturday - I am taking a day off on Friday!
Thanks a lot for coming by!

41 comments:

  1. Your Christmas page is beautiful, as are the festive photos from the basilica and your town. Happy holidays, hugs, Sarah

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  2. A wonderful festive page Valerie, love how you used the tag with you and Santa and of course the lovely photos.
    Have a good Christmas and I hope the coming year will be a good one for you.
    hugs Yvonne xx

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  3. A lovely post Valerie. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Hugs xx

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  4. Lovely Christmas collage and tag! Merry Christmas Valerie. The simple decorations are perfect in their understatement!

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  5. Valerie, Your Christmas collage is full of warmth.
    Lovely decorations, so nice to see.
    Sending Seasons Wishes to You
    Lynne

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  6. I am in awe of the collage. It is beautiful. I was also enthralled by the manger and how different it looked from two or three days ago. It is beautiful and I was delighted you took photos.

    I love simple. Sometimes I think we overdo things. I know I sure do at Christmas. I adore the decorations you shared because they speak more of the season and less of commercialism than in the US.

    I hope you have a lovely Christmas, and it is everything you hoped for and MORE. Happy, merry, safe, Christmas, dear Valerie!

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  7. Gorgeous photos today. The manger is beautiful. I think those figures must be carved from from woods. And I LOVE your art piece. You look awful cute with Santa! Hugs.

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  8. eine wunderschöne seite und tolle krippenbilder,hab ein frohes fest und eine gute zeit.
    lieben gruß jenny

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  9. Wow... das ist ja ene tolle Collage Valerie ! Tolle Fotos von der schönen Krippe und den schönen ( für mich sind die einfachen Dekoraionen immer die schönsten) Dekorationen !
    Hab einen schönen Tag meine Liebe!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  10. Very festive page, full of colour. Nice touch the tag. The Nativity is so beautiful. Good to be reminded that Christmas begins with Christ.Lovely to see all the decorations

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  11. What a wonderful festive post - love the photos of the crib and town decorations! And your page is glossily amazing. Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyous festive season!
    Alison xx

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  12. Wunderschöne und fröhliche Festtage wünsche ich dir.
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  13. Hi Kindred...what a beautiful post..love your art always..gorgeous blackbird! Lovely manger pictures! But I especially love your trees and branches and that massive lantern/light..and of course that stunning blue door!
    Wishing you many blessings in 2016!
    Victoria

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  14. Happy Holidays, Valerie - May 2016 be kind to you and may it be a gentle year in the world. Your page is so lovely - bright and cheery. Made me smile. Hard to believe another year has flown by. Take care my dear friend. hugs, Donna

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  15. Is that you with Santa Claus? Beautiful manger....one thing about Europe is the old world traditions continue and everything is always decorated so beautifully. Have a beautiful Christmas and keep inspiring. 🎄❤️🎄

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  16. Lovely collage, Valerie, very Christmassy. Nice photo with Santa, he does look large.
    Photos of the manger are terrific, it must look good in real life.
    Your village photos show how simple decoration is often best.
    Happy Christmas Eve and Happy Christmas.

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  17. I loved seeing you and the man in red! Also the changing manger scene is beautiful! Enjoy your "day off" tomorrow--you certainly deserve it!
    Hugs my dear friend!

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  18. Beautiful Christmas collage and I love that nativity at the church. How marvelous. I love that it changes each day.
    Christmas blessings to you, Lily & Lucky!
    Teresa

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  19. The simple decos always speak to me...simply beautiful in my book!
    Thank you for sharing so much creativity with us (have I already said that!...well it bears saying again!)
    You and the Weihnacthsmann look cute together!
    HoHoHo and Fa la laaa oxo

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  20. Beautiful greeting page Valerie and you and Santa look happy on the tag..the photos are really lovely and I like the idea of the crib waiting for the arrival of baby Jesus.

    Have a nice day tomorrow. No festivities for us unless the hospital have something exciting on offer

    Love Chrissie xx

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  21. Hi Valerie, Beautiful Christmas greeting! Your artwork is lovely. Enjoyed seeing the Nativity and your wonderful photos around your town.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year. Thank you for being such a dear blogging friend. I am blessed to know you! xo

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  22. Lovely Christmas collage and wonderful photos.
    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas Valerie, hope you have a lovely day.
    Gill xxx

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  23. Love the Christmas collage. Hope this is your best Christmas ever, Val.

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  24. Love seeing you with Santa!!!! ♥ Great collage and the photos are fantastic. Such a beautiful nativity scene ♥ MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND ♥

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  25. Wow - what a treat to see the nativity and without baby Jesus.... we always just put him in when we set it up - love the idea of waiting!!! And what a fun collage Valerie - so fun to see you chumming with Santa!!! I have on a cap almost like yours!! Hoping that your Christmas Day will be relaxing and peaceful. Hugs. j.

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  26. A lovely festive collage Valerie and great photos
    Have a Merry Christmas a Happy New year
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  27. Awe, everything is so beautiful! Merry, Merry Christmas!! xoxo

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  28. Super project and happy Christmas paint party!

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  29. Beautiful and wonderfully festive! Wishing you joy at Christmas!

    Hugs Giggles

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  30. Happy Christmas Valerie! I'm looking forward to a big catch up tomorrow! Hugs, Chrisx

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  31. Merry Christmas Valerie

    much love...

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  32. gorgeous collage , and thank you for sharing Christmas in your town. Merry Christmas!

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  33. Gorgeous collage Valerie, and lovely Christmas photos. Happy PPF and warm holiday wishes!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  34. Gorgeous embossing and what a wonderful nativity! Merry Christmas!

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  35. I like the gold and glitter on your page!

    Happy Holidays!

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  36. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos- glad tidings to you and yours Valerie !
    hugs

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  37. Many beautiful things you share. Christmas is over so I wish you a Happy New Year :)

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  38. So festive and beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  39. So festive and beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  40. Merry Christmas.
    Beautiful pictures :)

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