Friday, December 24, 2010

The Nutcracker Suite

Christmas has come. Today is magical Christmas Eve! We're all snug in our homes with fires ablaze and ourselves adorned in holiday attire. Christmas is such a blessed holiday, celebrating the Birth of our Saviour. It's a time of love and joy and peace. Some very talented authors and poets have described this season beautifully so I'd like to share their quotes with you. 
"Christmas...that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved."
Augusta E. Rundel  
"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
Washington Irving
"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."
Burton Hillis
"Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year--and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority."
W.J. Cameron
"Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete."
Charles Dickens
"Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given, when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes."
John Winmill Brown
"This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols. But the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift--the Christ."
Frank McKibben
We hope you have a wonderfully magical Christmas! Warmest wishes of the happiest Christmas to you and yours. ♥

Merry Christmas!

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.'
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.' "
~Luke 2:8-14~


  1. merry christmas! it snuck up on me this year. :]
    i love the cookie making photos.! very cute.

  2. Aww I love all the pictures!
    And Rachel I love your shirt! But my question is how you can wear a tanktop in such freezing weather?! Haha :)
    Merry belated Christmas loves xo :)

  3. Erika and Rachel, I wish I lived by you guys so I could bake, and be friends with you two.
    You are very lovely. I love your photographs.
    I'm glad you guys had a great Christmas.
    Have a lovely night.
    Your comments make me happy.
    Oh, happy new year!


  4. Wow, your photographs are amazing! I love the baking, it seems so cozy. I hope you had a lovely and enchanting Christmas, and a fabulous New Year!

  5. Hello, thanks for your sweet comment! These pictures are so sweet, looks like such a fun christmas! I love the snowflake in the first photo, I was never any good at making them. Have a brilliant new year, you guys!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  6. What fun! too cute!

    Following your blog now, hope youll like to follow mine too : )


  7. Gorgeous photos! You guys are so cute!


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