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πŸŽ„β€οΈ~ I Will Honour Christmas in my Heart ...β€οΈπŸŽ„ | by Anne J ~ poetic photography
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πŸŽ„β€οΈ~ I Will Honour Christmas in my Heart ...β€οΈπŸŽ„

β€œI will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

― Charles Dickens

 

β€œOur hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

"Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty,

β€œWant to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

 

πŸ’Œβ€œMy idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do this :-)

 

β€πŸŽ„πŸŽ A few words - to thank you all for your warmth and kindness. Never before have I experienced such generosity of spirit, such is the community here on Flickr that I am proud and privileged to be part of.

 

 

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I will return next month, to include more Christmas greetings to you all, dear friends, for 2018 ....... but I wanted to show you all this picture, as it is my home city of Wolverhampton, which I’m very proud of. I’m not sure I could come up with a better card to you, and certainly not one that means so much. πŸ’πŸŽ…β›„οΈπŸŽ„

 

This was taken a few years ago now... and it was a special time. With cut backs, we did not have fireworks this year: but the atmosphere was strong and special :-) and it is my wish that you share in the happiness I felt... and again when our lights were switched on, this last Saturday.

 

I asked my dear friend Crush, if he thought any of you would mind (the re post)… and he said cause not, "go for it"☺☺☺

 

That`s good enough for me :-)))

 

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. . . to ALL my dear flickr friends, with thanks for all the kindness shown to me and support this past year. We have shared a lot of laughs, photographs too ! ....... Couldn`t do this without you, love you all. Wishing health and happiness for you and your families, this Christmas season and the year ahead xxxx

 

🎢 Snow Patrol β€œLight up, light up”

youtu.be/ZQbgihHWNGo

 

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..............β™Ÿβ˜¦β™Ÿ................mERRY cHrisTmas!!

 

### ALL of you are included in this picture: Flickr only allows so many, and some of you choose not to be `added` to photos. You are all there, in my greeting, in my heart.

 

πŸŽ…πŸŽΆ Band Aid ..1984 β€œDo they know it’s Christmas”

youtu.be/bjQzJAKxTrE

 

πŸŽ…πŸŽΆ 'Fairytale of New York': The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl (1988)

Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan,1987

youtu.be/NrAwK9juhhY

There seems to be a bit of irony that one of the most popular of all Christmas songs in the United Kingdom would be set in New York. Irish folk-rockers The Pogues released "Fairytale of New York" in 1987, and it has been a favorite ever since.

 

Maybe you’re in the mood for a bit of holiday rocking πŸ’ƒπŸ˜Š

Or even a β€˜sing along β€˜ .........🎢

youtu.be/t3HJgCcSUqQ

πŸŽ…πŸŽΆ Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree πŸŽ„

 

And my wish for you, dear friends...

πŸŽ… 🎢 youtu.be/sHVIVNoIPVM

Frank Sinatra β€˜Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’

 

😊 and.....

 

❀️ ...if you need me, you know where I’ll be 🎢

youtu.be/v_B3qkp4nO4

 

πŸ˜‚πŸŽ„πŸŽ… ...to make you smile ~

β€œMr. Bean at Christmas β€œ

youtu.be/5r1akLZkVe4

 

 

πŸ˜€ All it needs now, is YOUR holiday Christmas pics, which you’re invited to post beneath πŸ™πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸŽ„

 

πŸ™ oh, and a reminder (should you need one) ...keep the kindness going, Even when you tire, and the going gets tough. Try to remember, that there are folk out there experiencing worse. They need our help... let’s see, if we can help them.

Who knows, it could be any one of us, reaching out..πŸ™

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Taken on November 23, 2011