I Wish You A Merry Christmas

From our home to yours,

I Wish You A Merry Christmas,

Joyeux Noël, Buon Natale,

Frohe Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad, and God Jul.

Merry Christmas, From Our Home To Yours
Merry Christmas, From Our Home To Yours

I hope you and your loved ones have a bright and beautiful holiday

whether you spend it where it is snowy and white, or sunny and warm.

Whatever your traditions are at this time of the year,

I wish you happiness and a holiday filled with laughter and friendship.

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147 thoughts on “I Wish You A Merry Christmas

  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Karen. Wishing you lovely holidays and a bright new year. It must warm your heart each time you return to your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    1. Thank you Marlene, for your nice wish. I’m glad you have enjoyed the photos of our home at Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well.

  2. I hope you will get a white Christmas and with loads of warmth and togetherness … every day … inside this wonderful house. Thanks for this beautiful greeting from your real world.
    And thanks for “God Jul”!

    1. Thank you Viveka, for your lovely wish. I’m glad you enjoyed my greeting and “God Jul”. We will have a white and wonderful Christmas this year. I wish the same to you, my friend

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Karen! I love your beautiful home and often thought pale yellow would be my first choice if we ever changed ours.

    1. Hi Susan, I do love our yellow house…this is the second one we have had. There is nothing more enjoyable than driving up to it on a grey day and to be greeted by its warm and inviting color. Thank you for your wish. I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas and New Year as well.

    1. Hi Siobhan, I think there is nothing prettier than a winter day when the sun is out and makes the snow and icicles sparkle. It is like Mother nature decorating the glitter. Thank you for your nice comment and wishes. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

    1. Hi Pamela, Thank you for your lovely compliment. Everyone loves having a white Christmas…just not too much and not while everyone is traveling. I hope your have a wonderful Christmas.

  4. Hi Karen,
    I hope you and yours have a great Christmas and New Year. I’ll be visiting my parents and hopefully seeing my girls for a week or so in Brisbane. Take care and enjoy.
    *hugs*
    Gaz

    1. Thank you so much Gary, for your lovely compliment. Enjoy spending the holidays with your family in Brisbane…that sounds wonderful. Is wonton preparation involved in your celebrations?

    1. Thank you Southern, for your nice compliment and wish. Everything was perfect when I took the photo…sun, no clouds in the sky and fluffy white snow. I hope you will have a lovely Christmas as well.

    1. Hi Johnny, Thank goodness for a modern heating system as our windows are very old…even have the wavy glass with bubbles in them. Thank you for your wish…I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year as well.

    1. Thank you Charlie, for your lovely compliment. Our home does remind you of something you might see in a story book or on an old Christmas card. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas…I know it will be warm.

    1. Thank you Bonnie, for your lovely compliment. I think you have a wonderful historic home as well. We are two kindred spirits in our love for preserving lovely homes who have withstood the test of time. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

  5. The warmest of Yuletide wishes and may the year to come bring much success and happiness: or, as I would say in Estonian: ‘Häid pühi ja parimat uueks aastaks’!

    1. Hi John, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. I will be thinking of you as you share your Christmas eve dinner of delicious seafood…Buon Natale.

    1. Thank you Richard, for your nice compliment about our home. I do love it when our home is decorated with a little (the perfect amount is about 3 inches) of snow. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

    1. Thank you Mad Dog, I’m glad that you enjoyed the photo of our home. One nice thing about living in a rural area is that when it snows, it stays pristine and white. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Actually, knowing you, I know it will be terrific.

    1. Hi Barb, We were on each other’s blog at the same time. Thank you for your lovely compliment. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas as well…enjoy all those wonderful cookies that you have made together.

    1. Thank you Misky, for your nice wishes. We are looking forward to taking you and others along on our travels next year. Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you.

  6. Karen, your house is so unbelievably pretty! I would also like to take the opportunity one more time to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the upcoming year! It has been a real pleasure meeting you through your wonderful blog and receiving all your lovely and thoughful comments! Looking forward to many more great posts!
    P.S:: Hopefully my “comment” section will never give any more trouble – my apologies, again.

    1. Thank you for your lovely compliment, Andrea. I appreciate your comment and friendship and look forward to sharing our love of food in future posts. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and all the best for the New Year.

  7. Happy Christmas Eve and Holidays Karen. Whilst your home looks like a Christmas card it is around 65 degrees F here in Nashville and a bit rainy and dark…so I look at your home in the snow and sigh! But inside my home it is cozy and warm and Christmasy and I am soon to start baking and getting ready for family to arrive and all is well regardless of the weather. Have a very Happy Holiday.

    1. Hi Teresa, No matter the weather outside, I know that your house will be filled with Christmas smells and laughter soon. Have a lovely Christmas. Thank you for your nice wish.

  8. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Once again (I know I’ve said if before) your yellow home is so cheery!! We are expecting nearly a foot of snow here after midnight so all our celebrating with others will be this evening and then home for several days because, as you know, the Central Southern U.S. is not prepared for 2 inches of snow – much less a foot!

    1. Thank you for your Christmas wish, Kelli. Oh my…New Hampshire is used to snow and a foot at one time is a lot, please take care. I always stay in after a snow storm until the roads have all been cleared.

    1. Thank you Lorraine, for your wish. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well. I appreciate you looking forward to new posts in the new year.

    1. Thank you Hester, for your lovely compliment. I’m glad you have enjoyed the photos of our home. You would be a welcomed addition to the crowd in our kitchen. I wish you all the best in the new year as well.

    1. Thank you very much Adin, for your lovely compliment. I’m glad you enjoyed the photo of our home. We do love it, especially when it is decorated at Christmas.

  9. Merry Christmas Karen! and all the best in 2013! I’m always a few days (or weeks) behind in reading the blogs I follow, but I do eventually get to read them and always enjoy it when I do. I’m so glad to have found your blog this year! Dana

    1. Merry Christmas Dana. I hope you had a lovely day. I always appreciate when you have time to stop by for a visit, whenever it is. It is lovely to know that you enjoy your visits…thank you for your compliment.

    1. Thank you so much Chris, for your holiday blessings…they are much appreciated. I’m glad you enjoyed the photo of our home…it is pretty on a sunny day surrounded by snow.

  10. Happy, happy New Year, Karen. I’m looking forward to the new year and lots of new recipes and inspiration. It’s always a pleasure to come to visit.

  11. This picture could be a postcard! Or even a card cover. Beautiful! I hope you had a very joyous Christmas Karen and here’s to a happy, healthy 2013. 🙂

    1. Thank you Kristy, for your lovely compliment. I do think the photo would make a nice card. We had a wonderful Christmas…I hope you did as well.

  12. Your house looks like a perfect Christmas Card photo! Very impressive and I love the decorations on both floors too! The icicles hanging from the roof look magical too 🙂 btw Do New England houses not have rain gutters and downpipes?

    1. Hi Kiwidutch, I have to agree with you about our house looking like a Christmas card with the snow all around and icicles hanging from the roof. I’m glad that you enjoyed the photos of the inside from the previous posts, as well. Rain gutters and downpipes can cause lots of problems in the parts of New England that get lots of snow. They can cause ice dams that will create roof leaks. Even without them, there are worries about ice dams.

      1. You can tell I never encounter weather that causes “ice dams” LOL that’s even a new phrase for me 🙂
        Now that I’ve learned that ice dams exist, it entirely logical why you wouldn’t want to have gutters and down pipes. The inside of your home is stunning, I loved the photos 🙂

      2. Believe me…I had no idea about ice dams before I move to New England from Florida. Thank you again, for your lovely compliment about our home and your visit.

  13. LOL – we have gutters and extended downspouts (or else we might have water in the basement) and until we actually purchased a roof rake, and actually use it after a big snow, we had lots of trouble with ice dams on the shady side of the roof – ugh!

    1. Hi Carol, Oh yes…ice dams on the shady side of the house. We haven’t had a real problem with them this year but last year they were terrible.

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