Category: Holidays

A Holiday Quote – Christmas Is

About the graphic The picture was taken by my photographer daughter on Christmas Eve many years ago. The two grandsons are almost grown now. One in college, the other a senior. Fine young men who exhibited their loving …

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Which Santa is Yours?

The Coca Cola Santa – sleigh driving, gift-giving, plump with a white beard and distinctive red suit trimmed with white fur and sipping a Coca-Cola – created by illustrator Haddon Sundblom for their advertising campaigns of the 1930s …

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A Holiday Quote – Christmas Is

About the graphic This meme was created by Edie Melson. She is a fellow member of American Christian Fiction Writers and an outstanding photographer, as you can see, and one of the most generous, loving individuals I know. …

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Welcome December

That means hearing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and Christmas hymns like “Carol of the Bells.” Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas songs—in December. I love Christmas hymns year round and wish we sang those …

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Irish Blessing for Thanksgiving

To be honest with you, Thanksgiving is not an Irish celebration. The holiday doesn’t exist in Ireland. There is no special Irish prayer, blessing, or grace for the day. So, unless you have ties with family and friends …

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Thanksgiving Week? Really, Oranges?

We’ve been watching our two orange trees beside the driveway. Every day the oranges slow turn from green and hidden in the leaves and branches to orange and shouting, “It’s time!” This weekend they screamed, “Now!” Here it …

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Two Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, we should “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.” Blogging about thankfulness and gratitude in …

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Veterans Day Gratitude

November 11 is Veterans Day. Do you know the origins of Veterans Day? Why it’s not a normal four-day weekend holiday like so many of our other federal holidays? This two-minute video from the History Channel provides the …

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Romantic Halloween Postcards

        About the graphics All of these are vintage postcards connecting romance and Halloween. Postcards—the text messaging and social media of that period—were sent on holidays. Being a romance writer, I find them fascinating. About …

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Labor Day 2019

The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885, Labor …

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