Christmas

Merry Christmas!/Καλα Χριστουγεννα!

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Merry Christmas to my fellow bloggers! Καλά Χριστούγεννα στους μπλογκερς συναδέλφους  μου!

Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.” ~ Martin Luther

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer more beautiful”.  Norman Vincent Peale

Happy New Year!/Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος!

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A display of beautiful Christmas flowers.

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I like this shop window!

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Merry Christmas to you too! Just lower your prices a little haha!

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It is a happy day when you see sweets like this.

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Coffee and socializing. It’s a Greek thing 😉

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing that 2015 will be a happier, peaceful and warmer (!) new year.

I went downtown last Sunday and I took a few photos of the craziness that is Athens during the Christmas season. I was lucky that I went downtown before the winter weather really hit us.  Today’s weather reminds me of the awful Canadian winters that I lived through as a child and that I would like to forget-but can’t! (urghhh) I enjoy the mild winters in Greece.  December felt like October; I was still racking leaves! Now, all of the mountains in Athens and the rest of Greece are covered in snow, and the Athenians are not pleased about that not one bit. Also, it wasn’t such a great end to the new year for Greece for a few reasons like the call for early elections that no one wants, the nautical catastrophe of the ship ‘Norman Atlantic’, and the ‘Canadian weather’. So, let us hope that next year will not be ‘doom and gloom’ as  some people say it will be. I’ll  just say that it is going to be a better year.. no a great year! ;))

 

My Handmade Christmas Cards/Η Χειροποίητες Χριστουγεννιάτικες Kάρτες Μου

Last year I made some homemade Christmas cards that I sent out to friends. I didn’t post them on my blog-I forgot. This year I decided to make some new ones. I didn’t think that I would be very inspired but it just goes to show that if you just begin something then inspiration will come.  Two of them have trees on them that were made from bubble wrap which I then painted over with acrylics. The third card is a card collage made from bits of paper from a magazine that I used to make Christmas stockings. For the fourth card I recycled a gold paper wrap from chocolate and I used it to make the border.  I didn’t notice this until I put the card on the computer, but the candy cane has two Greek letter ‘X’ and ‘Ω’ the combination of the two letters makes the word ‘Ho’ !  Something that Santa says (and only Santa should say) , so I thought that was a crazy coincidence! Hmmm maybe this is a sign that Santa will bring me gifts this year…