Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge

My dear friend Hugh (who looks great as an angel on Silver's Tree) from Hugh's Views and News is sponsoring his Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge again this year. Last year's challenge was a great success! Do you want to join in? Here is all you have to do: From Hugh's blog: "Here's how you … Continue reading Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge

5 Sacred Symbols of Christmas and their Pagan Origins

I love how our holidays and celebrations have evolved over the years. Ali explains it to us in her post: ❤

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It has started; the Christmas decorating. In this house, it takes a week, and finally culminates in the dressing of the tree. And year on year, the same symbols abound throughout the festive season; Santa, the reindeer, the stable and the manger, hanging up the stocking etc, to name just a few. But have you ever wondered where they came from? It might surprise you to know that they derive from some pretty ancient, pre-Christian traditions. Here are my top 5.

1. The Christmas Tree

The tree we proudly decorate and display today is an invention of the Victorian days, introduced from Germany. Prior to this, the tree which most symbolised mid-winter is most likely to have been a Holly bush.

Imagine how winter must have felt to our ancestors; harsh and bleak, a time of hardship, a struggle for…

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – A Month of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza Quotes: ALAN GINSBERG

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, "Writer's Quote Wednesday" and Ronovan Writes' event called, "BeWoW" or "Be Writing on Wednesday."  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author's quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration … Continue reading #Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – A Month of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza Quotes: ALAN GINSBERG

Christmas Trees Around the World

Image credit: Princess Sassy Pants & Co. Facebook Page Welcome to Christmas Trees Around the World, my first adventure in spreading peace and joy during the holiday season. I got this idea from all the great photos on Facebook that people are sharing of their Christmas trees and decorations. What fun! Although I do not … Continue reading Christmas Trees Around the World

#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – A Month of Christmas Quotes – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, "Writer's Quote Wednesday" and Ronovan Writes' event called, "BeWoW" or "Be Writing on Wednesday."  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author's quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration … Continue reading #Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – A Month of Christmas Quotes – Laura Ingalls Wilder

It’s All a Blur

The Daily Post weekly photography challenge asks us to show something that is a blur. This is an image of my Florida driftwood Christmas tree with sunlight reflecting on it from between the slats of the blind that covers the window.  The sunlight has a surreal look to it, almost as if the photo is out … Continue reading It’s All a Blur

Stream of Consciousness Saturday–”Consume”

Happy Holidays everyone.  I know for a fact that the word for Linda’s SoCS prompt was right on for me.  In fact, I would have to say that I over consumed!  It is my own fault.  I have a terrible sweet tooth which ends up being my downfall every time I over indulge.  The mint … Continue reading Stream of Consciousness Saturday–”Consume”

Peace & Joy

Peace & Joy: My year in Review VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Thank you for taking this journey with me.  Merry Christmas to everyone.  ~Colleen, from Silver Threading~ I will be taking a few days off for the holiday.  See you Saturday, December 27, 2014.

“Here’s what’s on Top of my Christmas Tree – what’s on Yours?”

Hugh, from “Hugh’s Views and News,” is doing a special blog event.  Hugh, and the sweet angel Angela on top of his Christmas tree, would like us to help him raise up to £250 for charity.  If you’d like to take up Hugh and Angela’s challenge then here’s what you need to do.  Hugh SAYS: … Continue reading “Here’s what’s on Top of my Christmas Tree – what’s on Yours?”

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-up for 12/10/14

Welcome to the WRITER’S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where our writers showcase their hard work from the previous week – and here it is.  TOMORROW, I will post the prompt for the new week starting 12/17/14.  Please do not link to this post.  Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. I love … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-up for 12/10/14