Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays from Heart and Home

Hello my friends.
Special Christmas greetings to all of you,
from Heart and Home!




Although it's been much quieter around here this year,
I have been
baking, and shopping, and decorating and wrapping,
 and cooking, and singing,
and cherishing our time-honored German Christmas traditions
with my husband and daughters.

I want to share some of the spririt of the season with you today.
But, since I've been a bit short on words lately,
I hope you'll enjoy these from one of my favorite holiday songs:

"Christmas time is here,
happiness and cheer,




fun for all
that children call
their favorite time of year.


Snow flakes in the air,
carols everywhere,



olden times
and ancient rhymes
and love and dreams to share.


Sleighbells in the air,
beauty everywhere,

 yuletide
by the fireside
and joyful memories there. 




Christmas time is here;
we'll be drawing near;



oh that we
could always see
such spirit through the year."
                                                                                                                                 (Vince Guaraldi)

Thank you for stopping by,
 Wishing you and yours a most wonderful Christmas,
and the blessing of a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Until next time,
XO
Heidi


In honor of my parent's anniversary, 12.23.52
Frankfurt Rathaus, Frankfurt Germany

22 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Hi Heidi, I have been missing you in blog land. Hope all is well. Love your Christmas decorations. Have a wonderful Christmas!!

Lori E said...

My inlaws also celebrated Christmas in the German way. Very nice, very peaceful. Your tree is so lovely and so is the mantle.

Briarside Lane said...

Merry Christmas, Heidi! Very pretty Christmas tree and decor. Just beautiful... Karen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your decorations are very pretty and festive!
Glad to see you post.

Jemsmom said...

Heidi! It is so wonderful to hear from you and what an absolutely beautiful post! Your angels are stunning and your tree is magnificent! Everything looks so wonderful. We just returned from Disney for one special princess's 5th birthday! I wish you the merriest of Christmases and will be thinking of you during the holidays!

vignette design said...

Hi Heidi!
So glad to see you again! I've missed you!
Your post is beautiful with all the images of your decor and tree. Gorgeous!
I'm still anxiously waiting for Alex to return from Italy, then it will feel like Christmas around here.
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
xoxo Delores

Jane said...

Your home looks so lovely all decked out for the holidays! Beautiful and sentimental post...so good to see something from you. Although this Christmas will be difficult, I hope you and your family will know true Joy and Peace in your hearts.

Christmas Blessings to you!

Jane

Sherry said...

Your home is beautifully decorated and I hope that your Holidays are filled with blessings. Merry Christmas!

Claudia said...

I've missed you, Heidi. May you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

xo
Claudia

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Your tree is gorgeous. I love all those angels with candle light.
Blessings~
Gwenny

cjvierow said...

Heidi--your decorations are simply beautiful. I hope you have a blessed Christmas and New Year. You are in my thoughts and prayers--the "firsts" are hard, but try to keep the happy times and memories close by. Love, CJ

Dena E's Blog said...

Oh WOW Sweetie,,how truly breath taking these pics are!!!!
May our Sweet LORD cover You with blessings while you seek Him in this, His beautiful season.
Isn't it magnificent knowing He is the Reason for every...I'm sooooo very blessed that He brought Beautiful Blogging Sister's like you into my life this past year..Truly, it sooooo warms my heart Season......Hugs Dena

Designs By Pinky said...

OH, your tree and decorations are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! LOve the angels on the mantle and your ornaments are gorgeous! Merry Christmas! XO, Pinky

Allison said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Heidi. What a lovely post.

Brenda Kula said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Brenda

Apron Senorita said...

Merry Christmas blessings to you Haidee. I wish you peace and love.

Your decorations are adorable, and I'm glad you hear that you have been singing. God Bless you dear friend.

Yoli :)

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Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful! I've missed you. Hope to be back in the swing of things soon. This move has really been a huge challenge.

Best wishes for the new year!

xo
Pat

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Just beautiful!!! I love it all...you're deckings are gorgeous!!
Hope you can visit my blog and join too, I'll be honored.
Looking forward to see more of you.

Happy New Year.
FABBY

Apron Senorita said...

Heidi,

Thinking of you this Wednesday in January. My prayers are that God bless you with peace, rest, enlightment, and joy!

Yoli :)

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bj said...

Just wanted to ask if you are still having your weekly meme...I am going to link if you do...pls. let me know.
thanks, bj