Oh dear; more bad news this weekend and less chance to see loved ones this Christmas – just when we thought we might! What a year we’ve had to deal with! Who’d have imagined it? I’m just grateful to have got this far, aware as I am of some who haven’t! And although we may not be with them I’m grateful we are one of the lucky families who haven’t lost a member this year.
I’m also grateful to all of you who’ve supported this blog and my books during this past year. Some of you for an awful lot longer.
So this short blog is just to say a big THANK YOU to you and to wish you happiness in any form you can find it, this Christmas and beyond into what will hopefully be a better year.
Bless you for all your support. May your Christmas be filled with love and joy!
I have such pangs of guilt making and sending cards. Guilt for the environment and its resources. It’s so hard to change habits. And I love making.
I’ve tried to compensate in many other ways. Cut down enormously on buying stuff – especially that single use crap none of us need. By keeping the card design simple and even, heart-rendingly, given up using glitter glue on them, which I so love; but glitter makes the cards non-recyclable.
And my love for the earth tops even that!
As does my desire to wish all of you here, my faithful readers, followers, messengers, likers and tweeters whose support has also meant so much, a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS. And THANK YOU. You make it worth the while.
So this is my wishes to you for a Christmas filled with love and blessings in all different guises.
I get fed up of looking at words so occasionally I do a bit of artwork especially at Christmas when I get the urge to make a few cards.
And I’m posting a card for you, dear readers, because Christmas seems like the perfect time to say thank you.
Thank you to you all. To all who’ve been with me through my books, to all who’ve shown such warm support for my work over the past year – for many years some of you. Your little messages here, on Facebook and other platforms, your reviews and your kind remarks have kept me going.
It’s been heartwarming. Thank you.
May your Christmas be heartwarming too and full of love and may that continue throughout the coming year.
It’s almost as important to me as Christmas. For when I get here I know that many of the dark days are done and yet we’ve still got the joy of Christmas to come.
Two celebrations! Three, counting New Year.
Then, after the Christmas and New Year sparkle are fading in memory (even if not in waistline), we will be able to look forward to a gentle increase in the light hours, even if only infinitesimal at first, stirring hope anew as the year begins.
But that’s then, this is now.
And what I wanted to do in this moment was to wish you happiness for Christmas and the coming year. And to thank you warmly and deeply for all the support you’ve shown for my work throughout the year. For the encouragement, the lovely messages, the compliments and the comments. I so appreciate all my readers and the time you take to message me. Thank you!