Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Winter holidays - light in the darkness of winter

 Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing you all happy holidays. 

Today I am sharing some holiday art and photos. I am linking to 
Her theme is merry Christmas.

 


Here you can see some of my home-baked mince pies as 'postage stamp':


The birds here in Kaiserswerth also like to dress up for the season:



I wonder why the heron doesn't wear boots in that cold water:



Light is so important at this time of year:


I am also linking to Paint Party Friday.

Bright colours bring us joy:






Furry family members are also included in the celebrations:







Images and photos  used from Serif, Pexels and me.

 Whatever you are celebrating, have fun and enjoy being together with friends and family.

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

56 comments:

  1. Love all the red hats :)
    Great post.

    Happy Holidays.

    All the best Jan

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  2. Merry Christmas, Valerie. Happy New Year.

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  3. Lovely Merry Christmas post! Happy Holidays Valerie!

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  4. Pure Magic.. Happy Christmas Valerie what a lovely way to celebrate the day and send out a message. Light is indeed so important in more ways than one. Wishing you all the wonders of the day enjoy every moment. Sending festive hugs your way Tracey xx
    P.S Love all those Santa hats xx

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  5. Simply wonderful photos and artwork. Those Santa hats are a hoot. I also came to wish you a delightful, safe, healthy, and joyous Christmas, dear Valerie.

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  6. Good morning Val, merry Christmas to you! Hope you have a lovely day. Your collection of beautiful art and photos is heart warming, thanks for sharing. Just a quickie, need to get breakfast prepared for the mob! Hugs, Sarah

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  7. Tolles Banner!!! Sehr süß!
    Weise Worte, zufälliger Weise rief ich meinen Bruder gestern an als alle schon angezogen waren und zusammen losgehen wollten, "Christmas starts right here"!

    In Madeley (Perth) wurden wir zu mince pies eingeladen. Ich habe mich auf Fleisch gefreut, LOL... Nix da, süßer Kram!!!
    Die haben bestimmt meine Enttäuschung (im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes) gesehen ;-)
    (Ich dachte an minced meat)

    Ich vermisse Möven! Und die Katze, morgen habe ich auch eine! (nur kurz)

    Dir einen schönes zweiten Weihnachtstag und GlG, Iris

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  8. Danke! Die Mince pies wurden im 13. Jahrhundert gemacht mit Rezepte und Gewürze von den Kreuzfahrer aus den Nahen Osten mitgebracht, und erhielten ursprünglich Fleisch und Früchte!

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    1. Das Fleisch habe ich vermisst! ;-)
      Die Früchte nicht so... War das süß! Und dann isst man ja auf. Da klebt der ganze Mund, Hilfe!!! :-)
      Ach, die Gene... Weder Vater noch Mutter waren für Süßes.

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  9. Garry described your photos to me , I love it! Merry Christmas to you Valerie, it’s joy to know you, you are such an inspiration with your art and zest for life and nature around you, Sending my love,

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie! Your kind words mean a lot to me!

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  10. Happy Christmas Valerie, its a super festive post. I love how you gave those birds Santa hats.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Your Christmas day post was a feast for sore eyes this morning Valerie. Need I tell you that your pictures always delight me and I am particularly fond of seeing the different foods you bake or cook. I am afraid I am growing into a slug and try to encourage myself to do more through your example!
    Sandy xx

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  12. I love your Christmas birds, Valerie!!!!!!!!!
    Merry Christmas, my dear friend.

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  13. Wonderful festive art and photos Valerie! I love the birds with their Santa hats.
    Merry Christmas xx

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  14. Merry Christmas! The birds in their red hats made me laugh. Maybe the heron doesn’t wear boots because the cold water helps to reduce the swelling in his legs. 🎅🎄

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  15. Beautiful post... gorgeous!
    Happy New Year to you and your family and loved ones 🎉

    Hugs ❤

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  16. So beautiful! Thanks for making me smile! I love this post!!! Wishing you all the best my friend and here's to an amazing 2020! Big Hugs!

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    1. Hi Stacey. Great to see you around again. Missed you!

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  17. Merry Christmas! I love all the festive Santa hats :)

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    1. Thanks, the birds here love dressing up for the holidays!

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  18. Your posts are so full of whimsy and beauty! I love them! Merry Christmas!

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  19. I hope your holiday celebrations have been wonderful Valerie. So many fun photos today. And art too of course. Very clever and fun giving all those birds hose holiday hats. And those special 4 legged friends photos are adorable. My 4 legged friends are out cold right now. too many treats and new toys to chew on I guess. Have wonderful end of your week. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Thanks Erika, glad you all enjoyed yourselves.

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  20. Hi Valerie wishing you a Merry Xmas my friend,I love the Xmas pics. Thankyou xx

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  21. wunderschön und lustig mit den Zipfelmützen *gg* dein Posting über das Weihnachtsfest ist grossartig gestaltet mit deine selbst gemachtn Kunstwerken!
    Ich habe mich gefreut!!!
    Ich wünsche dir noch einen schönen gemütlichen Feiertag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  22. dear how are you feeling after Christmas feast?:D

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    1. Sorry Cathy, I deleted your lovely comment by mistake!

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  24. Love all your Christmas art and photos. All the best to you this holiday season.

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  25. Fabulous post Valerie! I hope you are having a lovely time! I love those birds in their hats! Your art work as ever is fabulous! Things are getting more settled around here and I am hoping for more craft time and blogging and visiting too! Hugs, Chrisx

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  26. These are lovely. I like how you place santa hats on those birds.

    Have a lovely day.

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  27. Wunderschöne Bilder und die Weihnachtsvögel sind so drollig. Ja Licht tut in der dunklen Jahreszeit gut und Kerzenlicht ist auch noch sehr gemütlich. All der Lichterzauber Abends Draußen an und in den Häusern sieht immer ganz zauberhaft aus. Deine Hackfleischpasteten mit der Sternendeko sehen schön aus und sind sicher sehr lecker.
    Schöne Tage noch und Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  28. So once again we are on the same page ... as my birds dress for Christmas and my fur babies all join in the fun. What a delightful post ... uplifting and full of smiles. I hope your Christmas was another wonderful time of sharing with friends and family, including your blogger friends. Merry Christmas to you, Valerie and I will see you next year :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  29. Love your blog header and how you have given the birds a Christmasn lift!! Very cute. Another happy good feeling post. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Valerie.

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  30. Such wonderful pieces! Loving all the photos! Well done!

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  31. Hi Valerie! :) I LOVE your birds, what fun! Ha ha ha...poor Mr. Heron, I think he's just trying to be brave to impress the ladies hee hee! I love all of the photos you posted today, so festive and brilliant! Oh yes, the four-legged critters make this time of year extra cozy! Thanks for joining in! :)

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  32. Merry Christmas and I love your furry family members.

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  33. This is such a fun and happy post. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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  34. Felices Fiestas!! Me gustan tus fotos artísticas de Navidad ...👏👏👏

    BESOS

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  35. I love the little Santa hats! Great fun and wonderful photos -- yours and others!

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  36. What an uplifting post! So many smiles this festive season, thanks for sharing all the images and I love the hats that you added to the birds ...lol 😉. I hope you had a wonderful time this holiday season! Hugs, Jo x

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