22 Dec 2013

Advent IV - Christmas is nearly here



We lit the last candle on our Advent wreath.  The middle candle represents Jesus as the Christ-light which helps us in our family to remember what Christmas means to us when we're enjoying the Christmas festivities.
Tomorrow our local grandchildren will be over as we shall be looking after them some of the time during the school holidays, as usual.  Hopefully, we'll be able to get out and about with them. Below is their Advent calendar and their home-made cards in a corner of our home. Our children will be with us at different times over the holidays and we're also looking forward to seeing a sister-in-law and her husband who are coming over from Italy to stay with their son and family.










Mary, Joseph and the babe, Jesus
(taken 2012 before the reconstruction work
in Sheffield Anglican Cathedral)



17 comments:

  1. your table looks beautiful, i like that runner. and the Advent table is amazing. I like those big cards down at the bottom and that adorable little round nativity....the last two photos are fantastic. the artist is/was extremely talented... the perfect post for Christmas. enjoy your family and see you sometime after Christmas

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  2. Christmas Greetings to you, your husband and all your precious family dear Linda.
    How special to have the grandchildren with you at this wondrous time of year.
    Such a gorgeous Advent calendar. I made one many years ago for my daughter in France and they still haul it out every year, I'll think about an update for 2014!

    Thank you for your special friendship throughout this year Linda.
    May the Peace of the Lord be with all your family over the Christmas season.
    BIG hugs and love
    Shane

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  3. I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas with your husband and family Linda, and a great 2014. Thank you for your lovely comments and support on my blog this year. I look forward to continuing our blogging relationship next year! xx

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  4. Here is wishing you and your family a magical Christmas. It really is the children that make it special!!

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  5. Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas Linda.

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  6. Very special Linda, I enjoyed each photo very much. Merry Christmas to all of you!

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  7. Wishing you and yours a happy and peaceful Christmas, Linda:)

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  8. I do love to see a hand made card! What a fantastic sculpture too.
    Hoping that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas Linda and a happy healthy 2014.xxxx

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  9. It sounds like you're going to be having a wonderful family Christmas. A very merry Christmas to you all, I hope it's a good one.

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  10. I love your photos, Linda! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  11. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas Linda with warm memories.
    Hugs ~ Cindy

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  12. God's peace and Joy to you and yours, Linda. Merry Christmas.

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  13. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and coming New Year. I so appreciate the images you share.

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  14. A lovely post, Linda, full of family happiness. Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.

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  15. Happy Christmas dear Linda to you and your family and may you enjoy the special time with your loved ones.
    Wishing you a bright, healthy and happy holidays
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  16. I hope you are enjoying the season immensely.
    What beautiful celebrations of advent I see here.
    Thank you for all you share.

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  17. I've so enjoyed your Advent posts - they've been an excellent way to remember the reason for the season. Hope you and your family are enjoying the holidays and your time together!

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