Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry, Merry

"Christmas is, in fact, an assault on bleakness - spiritual, emotional, and seasonal.  Whether your approach to it is lavish or simple, the ingredients that make the holiday atmosphere so compelling - generosity and attention to the wants of others - make it an irresistible and in fact indispensable way to end one year and begin another."


Whether you celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday or not I hope you can put stock in Mark Hampton's sentiment from a House & Garden past.  Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.


15 comments:

linda said...

Happy and Healthy New Year and the Merriest of Christmas' to all the Blandings clan!

Pigtown-Design said...

All of the best to you and the boys, and Rosie!

{Love the book!}

An Aesthete's Lament said...

A thousand Christmas greetings, m'dear!

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas to all of you, Rosie too! Thanks for a wonderful year of blogs. You are the next Dee Hardee !!

Suzy said...

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year too!

Jody Brook said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Blandings Crew-thanks so much for the blog-it has made many a season brighter for me :)

pve design said...

Good tidings to you and all those Blanding boys and Rosie too. Happy endings make new beginnings.
Cheers!

Karena said...

The Happiest of Holidays to the Blandings! Wishing you all the best in the New Year ahead.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Blandings! Here's hoping that you and the rest of the Blanding clan and that darling Rosie, too, have a very Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the blessings your hearts can hold!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas dear Blandings!!
Christy

Eddie Ross said...

Merry Christmas Mrs.Blandings!!! Love the christmas card!
xoxo
Eddie and Jaithan

MIMILEE said...

That yellow Christmas card is sooooo cute!

Happy New Year, Mrs. B!

Thanks for the wonderful blog posts that come to my mailbox each day.....I do look forward to reading Mrs. Blandings in 2009!!!

Miss Fluff said...

Happy and healthy new year to you as well! Very interesting blog you have here. I'll be checking in! :)

Sharlotte Hughes said...

I love your blog!

Topsy Turvy said...

That's a great quote. I may have to put that on reserve for future use - with due credit of course.

-Lana