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Join us in the countdown to Christmas. Sorry no chocolate!
But we can give you a new post each day, from 25 different 'mobloggers', who will give us their perspective on the season.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a splendid New Year.

May 2015 be a good year for our small community and the wider world!

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Day 18: Something different

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Yeah. This is how the prairies look like after the nice mix of rainy and sunny days we've been getting lately, and it's such a lovely sight I just had to share it. Wherever you are and whatever the weather, I hope it brightens your day and brings you warm feelings and joy, just like it did for me.

A very merry Christmas to mobloggers everywhere. Enjoy the season!

(Oh, the photo was partly staged, but not planned. I found this lost tiny Santa by pure luck just as I was looking around for some inspiration and merely cleaned it up a bit and changed its place to include the yellow wild flowers. I do wonder how it got there.)

Posted by Dania

18th Dec 2011, 08:35   comments (19)

Give Santa a hug

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I really wanted a quirky shot. Something related to Christmas in a strange and intriguing way. But we've just touched down in Delhi and I took this 5 minutes after arriving. It seemed a good idea to choose today for my advent shot but now jet lagged and slightly overwhelmed I think this shot will have to do. So now there is no trace of Christmas, no Santa hats (actually did see one in the airport), no Slade, no mince pies, no crackers. And I sort of miss it. So if you see Santa give him a hug from me.

Posted by javaboy

17th Dec 2011, 06:02   comments (12)

To Make Music in the Heart

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'THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS?

It was a time of simplicity and innocence....

Memories flood back at the mere
sound of the songs of the holiday...

Memories that stay with you no matter what age "child"you are.'

( by Allison Chambers Coxsey)


And the best Christmas poem ever by the late Dr. Howard Thurman, a famous civil rights leader and Baptist minister who wrote…

The work of Christmas begins:

To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace…,
To make music in the heart."

Very Merry Christmas with the wonderful music in your hearts! :)

Posted by Cris2I

16th Dec 2011, 08:38   comments (15)

Day 15. Christmas Album

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I don't have many words this christmas, but wish you all warm thoughts of hope and peace. x

Posted by Strange little girl

14th Dec 2011, 23:49   comments (11)

Day 14: Warm fluffy clouds

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As it’s still autumn weather I thought this autumn-ie picture would suit the moment. Every night before I go to bed I pass by Tim’s room. Laying there all nice and warm, clinging onto his greasy teddy bear. I stand there looking at him and wonder what his dreams are made of. I always imagine it as warm fluffy clouds in a crayon drawing full of vibrant colours, leaving me with a jealous feeling.

He doesn’t know yet what hatred, incurable diseases or famine are, or why a suicide bomber takes a killing spree in a Christmas marked, why they are here and happening. And to be honest I’m not looking forward to the moment I have to explain this to him, mostly as I haven’t got a clue myself.

My childhood memories of Christmas are probably much like the dreams he is dreaming. We didn’t do presents under the tree as we would get plenty during the 5th of December. But my memories of the two weeks around Christmas are warm, full of love, cuddling around the fireplace, no worries and wishing this time would last for ever.

For this Christmas I wish everyone these feelings and hope they will last a long, long time into the New Year, so that maybe one day we don’t have to explain these things.

A merry Christmas to you all!

Posted by Puddlepuff

14th Dec 2011, 09:37   comments (11)

Day 13: Roads

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There are no decorations. There's an austerity, with the bright fragility of thin glass. Life is difficult and there are reminders of that all over this year.

So, wherever you may wander, whatever roads are taken, may they be filled with discovery, growth and wonder for all. Here's to light, love, warmth, health and happiness for each and every one.

Posted by Caine

13th Dec 2011, 05:41   comments (15)

Wishes of Best and Sweet Xmas

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Dear friends, mobloggers and photographers, I wish you all the best for Xmas Eve and Happy New Year :)

Posted by minushabens

12th Dec 2011, 10:31   comments (9)

Day 11 - Coming home

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Wherever you've wandered this year, you can always look forward to a warm welcome when you come home for Christmas!

Happy Christmas 2011 everyone!

The Christmas tree at the Cathedral of Notredame, Paris.

Posted by crickson

11th Dec 2011, 09:31   comments (12)