Merry Christmas everyone.

   Happy holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, God Jul, Frohes Weihnachtsfest, 聖誕快樂, Joyeux Noel, Buon Natale, mele Kalikimaka, Geseende Kersfees, Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas to you all.  

     Every year I share some of our Christmas cards we received that year. This year we did not get a lot of cards sadly. Seems to be that there are not a lot of people in the Holiday spirit in our country. Our street usually is covered in Christmas lights everywhere but this year only about 6 houses put up lights. I barely got some up here on our house but one day we did go out and mixed a bunch of lights on a tree which looks messy but I laughed and called it the 2020 tree. Just adding some lights makes me feel like maybe someone driving by at night will be happy to see something normal. So here they are…our Christmas cards for 2020, starting with the one we gave out this year.

“Christmas isn’t a season, it’s a feeling”

                         Edna Ferber

“ Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand to hand.”

                                  Dr. Suess

“ Everything we love, every time we give, It’s Christmas.”

                              Dale Evans

“ May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas eve.”

“ Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift giving, and of families united.”

                   Norman Vincent Peale

“ Christmas isn’t about candy canes, or lights aglow, it’s the hearts that we touch, and the care that we show.”

“ My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple; Loving others.”

                             Bob Hope.

 God bless each and everyone of you. May you always be safe, surrounded by peace and love and only good things always come your way. May angels be by your side to protect you and may you spread love and kindness in all the steps you take from this moment forward.

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  1. Gersom Clark says:

    A blessed CHRISTmas day, Cheri! GOD bless you and your family!

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  2. Happy Christmas xxx

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    1. Thank you Michelle, to you as well and have a great New Year too.

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  3. Lifetime Chicago says:

    These are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, I always love getting cards through the mail. Very rare now days to get paper mail. Have a beautiful Christmas Day.

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  4. mel says:

    Merry Christmas to you and family!

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    1. Thank you Mel and to you and yours as well. Have a Happy New Year too.

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  5. Lori M-I says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. Wishing you a happy holiday.

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    1. Thank you and to you as well. May only good things always come your way for the New Year too.

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  6. Johanna says:

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, hope you had a beautiful and Happy Christmas as well.

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  7. ourcrossings says:

    Wishing your holiday season be filled with sparkles of joy and love. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Aiva 🙂

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    1. I love this, such a animated comment and lots of imagination, like a beautiful mini poem…thank you. You as well, hope you and your family had a beautiful Christmas day too.

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  8. Hope you had a lovely, Christmas! Thanks for sharing your cards

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    1. You too, I got some more cards in this week that was nice. Maybe the cards just took extra time to get here. We had all these new postal workers before the election here in Arizona, not regular workers we have seen before delivering our mail here in our neighborhood. Even one of our radio dj’s commented about these new young and good looking postal workers. After the election it was back to our regular workers that deliver our mail in our neighborhood. Not sure why they cut back on the staff so close to Christmas but they did right after the election. Then a large hardware/home repair corporation here in our city also had all these new employees crowding the stores when my husband and I went in to buy some paint in late October about a week before the election. There were 6 people behind the paint counter standing around and it was during the weekday, not weekend so not a lot of people shopping. Not even a holiday at the time, not sure why they had so many on staff working at this big corporate store. When I bought my paint colors the young girl/employee helping me laughed at the colors and then said “Guess that is what people in Arizona paint their houses”. I asked my husband why were there so many employees in there standing around trying to look busy…strange. Then a couple weeks before Christmas we went to get some building supplies and the place was much busier with customers and there were hardly any employees, just what we are used to seeing in this huge home repair chain, which are mostly older retirees in our state here that work there. Out front by all the Christmas trees and plants was a huge sign that said Help Wanted. Where did all those young 20 year olds that were everywhere in the store in late October/early No. go?. More employees it seemed them customers that last week of October. They, like the postal workers are all gone too now. Anyway, mail is getting here when it gets here and we are back to fireworks every night now…strange times. It was a nice Christmas though and my family is here, we are safe and happy.

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      1. Our post office and the local UPS etc. contracted a lot of their work out to keep up with all the deliveries and I’m sure they won’t have them now that the holiday is over. We had different faces that is for sure. I don’t know about our stores since our governor is trying to kill our small
        Businesses and grow big stores like Walmart, I have been trying to buy local and support them. Our area is hurting and our governor could care less at this point. I think he wants everyone on welfare.

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      2. I always feel better after commenting back and forth with you. Sometimes I feel alone in the things I am seeing here in our state too. My husband and I have lost many friends over politics and we never even bring up those subjects, just our ex friends that only want to talk about that and we just try to change subjects. It’s like if we don’t hate with them, or complain and agree with them, then they look at us as enemies…and these are people we have had in our lives for decades. It is the most disheartening and frightening thing to see. As for our mail service here in Arizona, it was really weird to me to see all the extra help leave after the election, not only at the postal service but also in that big home store I commented about, especially since the upcoming months were going to be holiday months…where did all those extra employees they hired (it seemed and looked like) go? Many excuses could come up, with mail needing extra help because of the election but then why did the big corporate stores hire like crazy too and then they all went at a time when holiday shopping was coming up and here in Arizona we are still basically open everywhere…weird. Anyway, it feels like some weird entity took over one night and some people seem to be all about hate/anger/and chaos and others just want to go back to the way things were with family and friends and enjoying life. Lots of prayers, I feel for the small business and small towns. It is a domino effect. Some people don’t realize that together and united we keep things running smoothly and even if one small business goes under and away that someone really never paid attention to, believing it doesn’t hurt them, in the big picture of things, eventually everything gets around to everyone. We all suffer then. I will pray that 2021 starts turning around and we can all go back to some sort of normal.

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      3. This comment: It’s like if we don’t hate with them, or complain and agree with them, then they look at us as enemies…and these are people we have had in our lives for decades.

        This is it. I have friends from high school and college who cut me off because I wouldn’t agree with them on certain issues. I haven’t talked to them in years and not one of them seems to care. I could die tomorrow and I have a feeling they would just say “It is so sad she refused to agree with us when she was alive. I’m glad she’s dead. Thats how much hate seems to rule these days. It is truly heartbreaking. Someone always wants us angry or full of hatred and if we don’t want to be those things … we just aren’t worth a lot of people’s time. Oh well…I’d rather not find things to be mad or afraid of everyday. How they all do it, I have no idea. I can’t imagine their stomachs or immune systems are doing very wel.

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      4. Exactly, I had an earlier post that I was going to publish that covered a little bit about this subject but I never did hit that publish button. It was my yearly Christmas post about being kind and just what Christmas is and should be about. Used to be we all had at least one day were all religions, all people, all countries were kind to each other. Actually the majority of people out there in the world are good, just some of the broken ones have been influenced by those screens that promote hate. The only thing I can do is pray for them because they sure don’t want to talk to me or anyone else that isn’t riding the hate train with them.

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      5. Meant where not were.

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    1. Awww…thank you Laura. Hope you and your family are well and had a really special and beautiful Christmas. Big hugs to you and yours all the way from Arizona.

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