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One of the cards I sent out this year, from the RSPB – Moon Gazing Hare by Judith Yates – I’m not sure why hares have become Christmas symbols…

After a hectic 2019 at work – and a year dogged by my husband’s ill health, from meningitis to his imminent hip replacement (we hope), it’s time to sit back and admire all the Christmas cards we have received. Here are just a few of the designs that caught my eye. As usual, click on the image to go to the source – mostly charities. (more…)

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Top Hat Snowman (and robin) Christmas card for St Benedict’s Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care in Sunderland – click on the image to go to the charity’s website

After a hectic few weeks writing Christmas cards and letters and buying gifts, it’s time to sit back and admire all the cards we have received this year. Here are just a few of the designs that caught my eye. As usual, click on the image to go to the source – mostly charities. (more…)

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This was one of the RSPB Christmas cards I sent out this year – it’s Twilight’s Keeper by Dawn Maciocia. Click on the image to go to the RSPB website…

After a hectic few weeks in my new job at County Hall and spending all my spare time writing Christmas cards and letters, it’s time to sit back and admire all the cards we have received this year. Here are just a few of the charity-card designs that caught my eye. As usual, click on the image to go to the source. (more…)

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This was the main card I sent out to people this year, although thinking about it I’m not sure what makes it Christmassy – Moongazing Hares by Dawn Maciocia for the RSPB rspb.org.uk

As usual I wish you a Merry Christmas with some of my favourite designs from the cards I have received this year. They are all charity cards so click on the images to go to the charity websites. (more…)

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Art for Susan Hill’s story Can it be True? by Valerie Greeley and used on a card by Oxfam

As usual I wish you a Merry Christmas with some of my favourite card designs from those I have received this year. Click on the images to go either to the artist or the charity’s website. (more…)

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A long-tailed tit features in this Christmas card designed by Sue Waddicor for the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)…

I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas with a few of my favourite festive cards from charities this year. I sent out the one above to many people – and I received the same one from someone else, too. It’s a lovely long-tailed tit in a berried wreath – the berries look like mistletoe (very translucent like pearls) and perhaps snowberry (Symphoricarpos). And the leaves are a bit autumnal, very appropriate with our British winters starting later and later these days. See the RSPB website: rspb.org.uk.

Then there are my favourites from the cards I have received…
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Fergus the Frosty Sheep - my favourite Christmas card this year, from Cancer Research UK

Fergus the Frosty Sheep – my favourite Christmas card this year, from Cancer Research UK

The festive season is a time to take stock as well as to eat, drink and be merry, so I am taking this opportunity to look through my (neglected) list of blog followers, and to acknowledge you all with thanks, if I can.

As I write, I am surprised to find that I have 99 followers! Although some of these now seem to be “ghosts”. Here I will share those I think are worth your attention for their own blogs…

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Three Ships by Tony Fernandes – a Christmas card design for the RNLI, 2012

It’s that time of year again and may I wish everyone out there a very merry Christmas. I will also use this as an opportunity to “plug” two of my favourite charities.

First I am sparing a moment to think of “those in peril on the sea” and the wonderful people at the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) who risk their own lives to save seafarers.

Of the Christmas cards I received this year, my favourite was the one above, sold on behalf of the RNLI. I always have a soft spot for them as many of my ancestors in Poole, Dorset, were fishermen. By chance Poole is also the home of the RNLI. Here’s their website.

I may send RNLI cards next year, but this year my chosen charity was the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). Here is my favourite from those I sent out…

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Wren and rose-hip Christmas card design by Kate Green for the RSPB, 2012

And here is the RSPB website…

Merry Christmas everybody!

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Nativity stained-glass window from the Church of St Mary, Swanage, Dorset…

I hope everyone out there has a lovely Christmas/Holiday/Yule.

Also a prosperous 2011 – or at least a healthy one.

If you are in the mood for looking at old churches, go to my ancestral places galleries.

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