Joy To The World

IMG_3090 Joy To The WorldMay the warmth and joy of Christmas be with you and yours during this wonderful season and throughout the year.

May each of you have a holiday filled with peace and happiness shared among the company of family and good friends.

Merry Christmas,

Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weihnachten,

Buon Natale, and Feliz Navidad


Our homes, families and friends are wonderful blessings and are very much appreciated during this special time of the year. I want to thank you for your friendship as I believe that it is the best gift we can share with others around the world.

With warmest wishes, Karen



About Karen

I travel the back roads of New England and beyond, sharing great food and interesting places.
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177 Responses to Joy To The World

  1. Seasons greetings to you and yours in your new home and state. Here’s hoping 2016 is everything you want it to be. 🙂

  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours Karen!

  3. Karen says:

    Thank you Donna. I hope your Christmas is lovely.

  4. Merry Christmas / Joyeux Noel. to you & your family. and good health for the coming New Year.

  5. Mad Dog says:

    Bon Nadal – I hope you have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

  6. Happy Christmas and all good wishes for 2016, Karen!

  7. Joyce pierce says:

    Merry Christmas. Love your blog. I am Joyce pierce. We met at dinner in veto beach. You were building your house. Loved the conversation we all had.

  8. Kiki says:

    Happy Holidays to you, too, Karen & all the best for the New Year! Looking forward to your future posts!

  9. Darlene says:

    Merry Christmas to you as well! I am so thankful for your friendship. ❤

  10. Thank you for this cheery greeting. Wishing you blessings of joy.

  11. Best wishes for the festive season, Karen. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. 🙂

  12. Heather says:

    Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2016 and beyond!

  13. Wishing you and yours all the joy of Christmas and this festive season!

  14. I agree 100 percent dear Karen- and want to wish you oodles of joy and peace and giggles and rest and bucket loads of inspiration for the coming new year. Thank you for all your wonderful posts !

    • Karen says:

      Your comment gave me a big smile Jo. I like the your wish…especially the bucket loads of inspiration for the coming year. That would make the posts come easier and I appreciate your sweet compliment about them, thank you.

  15. Dawn says:

    Enjoy this first Christmas in your new home, Karen! Warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with healthy, happy new adventures! ♡

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Dawn, for your wish. I’m looking forward to the new adventures that lie ahead in our new hometown in the coming year. Wishing you all the best as well.

  16. Merry, Merry Christmas, Karen! I hope you and your family have an absolutely wonderful Christmas full of family, friends, and lots of love. Warmly, Amy

  17. Thank you Karen! Merry Christmas to you too!

  18. Daphne says:

    Good Afternoon Karen, Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you love and happiness for the coming year.
    With warmest wishes.

  19. wok with ray says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Karen.

  20. Francesca says:

    Buon Natale to you too, Karen!

  21. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours, too, Karen! Enjoy the season.

  22. ladyfi says:

    Wishing you all a wonderful festive season.

  23. Monique says:

    Happy Holidays Karen..Your first Christmas in your new home:)

  24. Merry Christmas to you too, Karen. Thank you for your friendship.


  25. Merry Christmas to you, too, Karen, and a wonderful New Year.

  26. Merry Christmas to you too. As we are in France, I will also say Joeuses Fêtes. And because I’m Spanish, Feliz Navidad! ❤ 🙂

  27. Thank you for your lovely words and good wishes – all the same to you and your loved ones or “Igualmente” as we say in Spain!

  28. Sophie33 says:

    Thank you for the cool holiday wishes! I wish you & your family a lovely warm Christmas at the beach! 😉 and a happy, cheerful, healthy culinary 2016!!! xxxx

  29. A_Boleyn says:

    Thank you and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well.

  30. Gary Lum says:

    Dear Karen
    I hope you and yours have a very happy, peaceful and relaxing CNY break.
    Take care.
    All the best

  31. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  32. Merry Christmas to you too Karen! I hope you have an amazing time full of fun and lasting memories in your new house.

  33. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Merriest of Christmases to you Karen. Love your figurines!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Saskia. I’m glad you like the carolers, I had a large collection before we moved. I sold them all except these four which were the oldest and brought them to Florida with us. I have them on a console in our foyer along with the little feather Christmas tree.

  34. Penny says:

    Have a wonderful Florida Christmas and New Years Karen. All my Best, Penny

  35. Eha says:

    Peace, contentment, much health and the necessary ‘wealth’ in the year to come . . . thank you for your posts in the year past . . .

  36. kitchenriffs says:

    Merry Christmas! And Happy New Years! Hope your holidays are wonderful.

  37. And to you and yours as well, Karen.

  38. Jane says:

    All the best to you and yours. Have a Merry and blessed Christmas, Karen!

    Jane x

  39. Merry Christmas Karen, have a wonderful Christmas and happy and healthy New Year in your new home.

  40. niasunset says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year dear Karen. Thank you, Love, nia

  41. Happy Christmas to you and your husband Karen!

  42. Sue says:

    A very Merry Christmas to you as well, Karen. I know you will enjoy your beautiful new home in the coming year.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your wish, Sue. I hope that in the new year you will have a real bounty in your beautiful gardens and that you will be in good healthy. All my best.

  43. Eva Taylor says:

    I wish you the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years!

  44. Larry says:

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas Karen.

  45. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year, Karen!

  46. Joyeux Noel to you as well Karen. I also hope you have a very happy new year.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sam, I hope you are all unpacked and settled in now. All the best in the New Year, perhaps we will get a chance to meet now that we are both in Florida. 🙂

  47. Merry Christmas and a happy new year !!

  48. Cathy says:

    A lovely Christmas message which I return to you Karen. Thank you, and have a wonderful Christmas!

  49. hotlyspiced says:

    Thanks so much, Karen. A very Merry Christmas to you and all your family, especially as you celebrate your first Christmas in your new home xx

  50. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    I hope you have the merriest warm Christmas in your beautiful new home. I suspect we’ll both wish for just one walk across the snow but we’re both in the best place we can be.

  51. yumgoggle1 says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  52. Kristy says:

    Merry Christmas Karen! I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season filled with love, laughter and joy. Cheers!

  53. Cocoa & Lavender says:

    And to you, as well, Karen! Merry Christmas!

  54. Joy and Peace to the world… a lovely heartfelt card. Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear Karen! Have a wonderful first celebration at your new home! ❤

  55. dawnyucuiscooking says:

    Karen, Merry Christmas to you, as well. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  56. Deb says:

    Merry Christmas and Peace in the New Year. I am thankful for your friendship. 🌲⛄️🎁🎅🏽

  57. Karen says:

    I appreciate your wish Deb and yes, friendships that are developed through blogging are special.

  58. Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

  59. aFrankAngle says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones … and a toast to your first official Christmas in Florida.

  60. restlessjo says:

    What a lovely Christmas message, Karen! 🙂 Hope you’re happy in your new home! Your friendship and support has been a wonderful part of 2015. Joy and peace to you too!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jo, Another of your comments that went to my spam file…I don’t know why that happened but there were several from other bloggers as well. Thank you for your lovely wish. We are indeed happy in our new home, thank you so much for asking. I hope this year will be a good one for you and your wonderful family.

  61. Happy Christmas Karen and many good wishes for a wonderful 2016.

  62. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year! 😀

  63. Gretchen says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy the holidays in your new home!

  64. Louise says:

    Merry Christmas to You and Yours Karen. May it be filled with Joy and lots of memories:)

  65. Karen says:

    Thank you for your wish, Louise. I hope you and Marion enjoy the day. Wishing the two of you good health in the new year.

  66. Anonymous says:

    From our house to yours…all the best in the coming year
    Hugs, The Nelson’s of Danville!

    • Karen says:

      Hi to all the Nelsons. I hope you are enjoying your first Christmas in the house and have as many wonderful memories there as we had. Merry Christmas!

  67. ramblingtart says:

    Wishing you a beautiful and peaceful holiday, Karen, surrounded by those who make your heart happy. XO

  68. Warmest wishes to you for a joyous Christmas and a brilliant 2016!

  69. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the new year, Karen!

  70. Karen says:

    Hi Amy, We did have a very nice Christmas and are looking forward to the new year. All my best to you.

  71. Hope your Christmas was wonderful! Wishing you all the best in the coming year! xo

  72. Merry Christmas, Karen!!! xo

  73. A wonderful Happy Holidays and New Years to you and your family Karen. I am looking forward to another year of your stories, recipes and travels.

  74. Daniela says:

    Thank you for this wonderful and inspiring Christmas post.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family, Karen!

  75. Gallivanta says:

    Season’s Greetings and all the very best for 2016.

  76. Merry Christmas Karen and Best Wishes in 2016!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your wish Judi, I hope you had a wonderful holiday as well. I’ll be thinking of you when you take down all those pretty Christmas trees of yours. 😀

      • I did… Except for the big gingerbread tree I store the small ones in boxes – too many little ornaments to put away. Of course my collection was started 40? years ago. I use to have another 6 foot and a 4 foot but scaled down 🙂

  77. ladyfi says:

    Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.

  78. Karen says:

    The same to you Ladyfi, thank you.

  79. Pat says:

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Karen, and that 2016 will be a happy, healthy and prosperous year for you and your famity
    Thank you for your friendship!

  80. Happy New Year to you and your family Karen! May 2016 be our best year ever!! ♥

  81. Warm holiday wishes to you and your family. See you in 2016!

  82. TheKitchenLioness says:

    Dear Karen, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the very best for the New Year! – Frohes Neues Jahr!

  83. Hoping your family a blessed New Year in your new home town and looking forward to following your kitchen adventures in 2016!

  84. Wishing you a very safe and happy 2016!

  85. rozpaige says:

    Dear Karen,
    I wish you and your loved ones only the best for the new year and thank you for all of your visits to my blog and for all of the wonderful posts that you so lovingly prepare and share for your readers and myself. My husband and I are enjoying the beautiful ocean coast of Florida and I know that you, too, are enjoying the sunshine here! PS: I saw some ‘byers choice’ figurines in one of your photos. I collect a few of them also and it’s nice to know another person who enjoys them.
    Happy 2016 dear friend,

  86. marrific says:

    Have a lovely 2016, Karen!

  87. Peter/Outlaw says:

    A belated merry Christmas to you, Karen. Let’s just pretend that I’m writing from Russia, where Christmas starts on January 6 instead of December 25.

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