Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December Note Card Party


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



~photo from 2011~


A package all the way from the UK brought the wee banner above and the Christmas ornament below. Someone has been crafting. I love them! Thank you, Linds !



This calendar is a recent win at Donna's Cottage Days and Journeys. What a wonderful way to use one's own photography. Donna, you continue to amaze me!

And I'm so looking forward to your photography. The storm isn't coming in until later this afternoon so all will be well with the Note Card Party world.
 
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52 comments:

  1. Good morning! I hope the storm was not too bad. Your note cards are lovely. I especially like the new year's one and the "keep looking up." How creative! That's my husband's sign off on all his correspondence. I should print it for him! Have a good day and stay safe! Thanks for hosting!

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  2. Quick note ... I'm on the run today. Love all of these -- especially the New Year! Stay warm and safe in the storm.

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  3. I am honored that you chose to feature my desk calendar! I am so glad that you like it. I remember asking you last year if you thought it would be a good idea to do a calendar, and you encouraged me to go for it! They have been popular gifts for the past two years.

    You have a grand selection of note cards for this month. Have fun with your party!

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  4. I love your beautiful cards...our blog buddies are so talented and generous. I hope you have a good day and the storm is not bad. You don't need to visit me today....I just did a normal post....really I did! It was FUN! Thanks and happy holidays!

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    1. Whew! I'm still here! Don't kick me out! heehee! I've been very very good this year....really I have! Holiday Hugs!

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  5. Good morning, Vee! I love all your pretty photos, some which include sweet gifts. Thank you for hosting and Merry Christmas blessings. xo

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  6. Good morning! LOVE every one of these....soo pretty. Hope your nice and sung and warm! Enjoy your day!

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  7. Gorgeous pictures Vee! So fitting for this December day. I especially love the ornament shots.

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  8. Lovely pictures Vee. Hope the storm is not too bad and you can enjoy it snuggled into your cozy home.

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  9. Your lovely gifts from across the pond are so cute - love how you've hung the banner and cups from the branch Vee. Can't imagine not wanting one of sweet Donna's lovely calendars on the desk - flipping each month must bring up a treasure of a photo - she takes such beautiful landscape shots.

    Hope lots of busy friends find time to stop by here today with their cards.
    Happy week dear, stay warm in all that snow! We're warming up again - 70's by end of week so my wish for a dusting of Christmas snow may not happen.
    Hugs - Mary

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  10. I love that window treatment. Simple and stunning!

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  11. Hi Vee- so did you make a 2014 calender with your fav pics? It looks like you may have - ? I have always wanted to do that, then the end of the year rolls in and I buy a new calender once again, haha.

    Thank you for hosting - Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear friend. Hugs.

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  12. Oops just re-read, it is another wonderful bloggers pictures. Just ignore my first comment's question. Sorry.

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    1. ☺ Yes, it's a gift from Donna. Believe me, I'd far rather see her stunning landscapes than anything I have done. ☺☺☺

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  13. A lovely seasonal collection. I see we both enjoy Sarah's book.

    Happy to be joining the party this month!

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  14. Love all your choices Vee. Such a nice collection. I too really like the New Years one. Thanks for hosting this fun get-together each month! I have made some lovely new friends via this "party"...

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  15. It's always fun to see everyone's cards. I told Diane at Lavender Dreams this morning that she was gonna put you on the warpath when you saw her last entry....lol xo Diana

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  16. ps. Love your banner and cute little ornament-

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  17. Hi Vee,

    How darling are those pretty cups, tied and hanging from the branch with the specially delivered banner, all the way from jolly old England! Your cards today are filled with fun and festive cheer! Thanks so much for hosting. It's my second Note Card Party and I am looking forward to visiting everyone!

    Have a lovely day and stay warm!

    Poppy

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  18. All so wonderful . We have our Calendars of our photos done now to for gifts for the family . It is fun to give and do them . Oh jolly old England need to go back for a visit been years for us . Thanks for hosting and sharing ! Have a good week !

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  19. Very nice gifts, Vee!
    Glad you made it through the storm and the party goes on...
    I look forward to visiting and seeing what everyones come up with for notecards
    this month.

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  20. A very nice calendar that you won. Reminds me that I need to get out and get a couple of calendars. It will soon be a new year.

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  21. Great choices, as always. I love the photo calendar. What a great way to capture the year . xo

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  22. It's kind of thoughtful blogging friends to send gifts, the banner and ornament are sweet. And, of course the calendar from Donna is very nice!
    Thanks for hosting Vee, always an enjoyable party to join.
    Judith

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  23. Leave it to your note card party to make me an emotional wreck today. I like the words you added to your photos. One of these times I'll do that, too. Love the wee banner! Blessings and I hope the storms are kind to you...

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  24. Vee...beautiful Christmas photos! I would gladly take some of your snow off your hands too! I was able to get the link this time with no problem :) Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

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  25. Lovely Christmas note cards.
    Love the calender. Maybe I'll give that a try one of these days.

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  26. Your note cards are beautiful Vee and I like that you added a New Year's card too. Thanks for hosting in this very busy season. Blessings to you!

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  27. Hi Vee, Love your notecards! My favorites are the 3rd and 4th ones. I read the Simple Abundance book some time ago; good food for thought. Hope the storm doesn't come to your area. Take care!

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  28. Vee, I love your banner and ornaments on the twig. So simple yet beautiful!

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  29. Busy, busy, busy...but I'll take a few minutes here and there to pop in and see some note cards. It's always fun to see what everyone has chosen!

    I love your holiday note cards! I am particularly fond of the kitchen window and the bunting. I also love Donna's calendar. Kati has given such calendars with some of her nature photographs for the past couple of Christmases, and they are huge hits.

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  30. Beautiful note card pictures - as always Vee! Sit tight and hope the storm hits gently!

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  31. Love your note cards...'tis the season. :)
    xo bj

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  32. Your note cards are so apropos of the season. As a winner of one of Donna's calendars last year, I know you'll enjoy her work all year long. I'm now thinking of what to do with the 12 images once December has passed.
    I hope the storm weakens quickly and you are not badly affected. Thanks again for hosting, Vee.

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  33. Back by to say thanks so much for your kind comment...you always just make my day...:)

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  34. You always have such pretty note cards! I love the bunting in the kitchen window.
    Hope the storm doesn't create too much havoc in your area. They say we may be in for a lot of snow in my area this weekend.

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  35. Thank you for hosting the December party dear Vee.
    Sorry I'm late but I've been a working girl for a couple of weeks, busy busy!

    That's another of your lovely window shots - such pretty bunting and I love the cups dangling from the branch - a lovely touch from your creative hands Vee!
    I've been enjoying reading about Carrie and I will have time to get back to it at the weekend - most entertaining!
    HUGS
    Shane XOX

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  36. I popped in to see your photos yesterday! They are lovely! Linking up today!

    I hope you have power and that your storm isn't too bad!

    Deanna

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  37. What sweet gifts, and the banner is darling. I hope the storm won't be too bad for you. We're meeting our son and his family and I sure hope the weather stays clear until we get home.

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  38. What beautiful note cards Vee. How much snow did you get. We got several inches, and I thought it would never stop snowing. Luckily, Ricky, Sarah and Mike were out last night with shovels and snow blower to help them make this morning more tolerable.

    Wishing you a beautiful day.

    Karen

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    1. Not too bad, Karen. It was all snow (no freezing rain). I think it was 6 to 8 inches. John thinks 4. ☺

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  39. I just found your post today, and I love a note card! I am new to linking up, so hope I got it right and I am looking forward to many more! Happy Holidays!

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  40. Hi Vee, What a good idea for a party. I will have to come back and link up.
    Your Christmas decor is lovely and I really like the branches you used here and there, I have a thing for trees! ;-) Merry Christmas!

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  41. Your note cards are so pretty! I love that little heart.
    Thank you for hosting the party!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  42. Congrats Vee this party is getting bigger and bigger all the time. It is a fun thing. Your photos are all great. I think my favorite is the one with Noel.

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  43. Hi Vee,

    Oh I do love these first two images -- just wonderful! Your gift from Linds is so sweet, and congratulations on winning the calendar from Donna. She does lovely photography.

    Thank you for hosting the Note Card Party, Vee; I'm always happy when I can join in. :)

    Warm Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  44. What great mail you have been getting Vee! I have some ornaments from blog friends over the years and every time I pull them out I think of these dear ladies that I have never met, but who are kindred spirits and
    generous givers:>)

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  45. I'm coming to your party...without bringing anything. Is that OK? Enjoyed your note cards. I was surprised to see Manitoba feature over there. Now I'm wondering where in MB that might be...since I'm more familiar with fields of grain over there.

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  46. Finally getting here after a long day of travel and a lovely evening spent at a grandson's preschool holiday concert. :-) So glad I didn't miss the December party! You have a great mix of notecards this month, Vee. I especially like the bird in the first one. Thanks again for hosting this party -- and may you and yours have a blessed and merry Christmas!

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