Merry, Merry

“Christmas is, in fact, an assault on bleakness – spiritual, emotional, and seasonal.  Whether your approach to it is lavish or simple, the ingredients that make the holiday atmosphere so compelling – generosity and attention to the wants of others – make it an irresistible and in fact indispensable way to end one year and begin another.”

Whether you celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday or not I hope you can put stock in Mark Hampton’s sentiment from a House & Garden past.  Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.

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15 thoughts on “Merry, Merry

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Blandings Crew-thanks so much for the blog-it has made many a season brighter for me 🙂

  2. Merry Christmas, Mrs. Blandings! Here’s hoping that you and the rest of the Blanding clan and that darling Rosie, too, have a very Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the blessings your hearts can hold!


    Sheila 🙂

  3. That yellow Christmas card is sooooo cute!

    Happy New Year, Mrs. B!

    Thanks for the wonderful blog posts that come to my mailbox each day…..I do look forward to reading Mrs. Blandings in 2009!!!

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