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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas in envelopes


Taking time to admire the variety of cards adorning the shelves of dressers and all flat surfaces, I think this poem sums it up. Nearly time to recycle them, and I have four years' worth of cards ready to recycle this year after a foray into the Christmas chest!

CHRISTMAS IN ENVELOPES


Monks are at it again, quaffing, carousing;
And stage-coaches, cantering straight out of Merrie England,

In a flurry of whips and fetlocks, sacks and Santas.


Raphael has been roped in, and Botticelli;
Experts predict a vintage year for Virgins.

For the theologically challenged, Richmond Bridge,

Giverny, a lugger by moonlight, doves. Ours


Costs less than these in money, more in time;

Like them, is hopelessly irrelevant,

But brings, like them, the essential message.


by U.A Fanthorpe



And Ive nearly finished my felt creation of holly - just some more silver sparkly lines to do......

4 Comments:

At 6:32 pm, Blogger Tabor said...

Nice felt creation...is it going to be for something or it it decoration?

 
At 4:28 pm, Blogger Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Happy New Year Val.... so good to hear from you. We have spent Christmas and New Year in Switzerland... we travel home tomorrow... God willing a safe journey.
Look forward to catching up in the New Year when I get into the swing of blogging again. Marion

 
At 6:45 am, Blogger Val said...

Tabor, I think it may be a seasonal hanging. Holly could be followed by mistletoe or other Christmassy/mid-winter festival emblems from the "wild wood". An ongoing project!

And good to catch up with you Marion.

 
At 11:45 am, Blogger Waseem said...

you haven't share Gift Card envelopes there..i think you will do something.

 

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