May 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.
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
177 thoughts on “Joy To The World”
Seasons greetings to you and yours in your new home and state. Here’s hoping 2016 is everything you want it to be. 🙂
Thank you Judy, for your wish. I hope 2016 will be a good year for you and your family as well.
Merry Christmas to you and yours Karen!
Thank you Donna. I hope your Christmas is lovely.
Merry Christmas / Joyeux Noel. to you & your family. and good health for the coming New Year.
Thank you Barbara, I hope your holidays will be wonderful.
Bon Nadal – I hope you have a wonderful Christmas 🙂
Thank you Mad Dog, Will you still be in Spain for Christmas and the New Year?
I wish! Sadly I’m back in London and catching up on my blogging adventures 🙂
Well I know you will be celebrating nonetheless and having a memorable time. 🙂
Ha ha – you know me well 🙂
Happy Holidays, Karen!
The same to you Angie.
Happy Christmas and all good wishes for 2016, Karen!
Thank you Kay, I appreciate your wishes.
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.
Hi Joyce, Thank you for your lovely compliment. I’m happy to know that you like my blog and appreciate your taking the time to let me know.
Happy Holidays to you, too, Karen & all the best for the New Year! Looking forward to your future posts!
Thank you Kiki, I appreciate your being a loyal reader and friend. 🙂
Merry Christmas to you as well! I am so thankful for your friendship. ❤
I appreciate your sweet sentiment Darlene, I’ve enjoyed your friendship as well.
Thank you for this cheery greeting. Wishing you blessings of joy.
I’m happy to know that you enjoyed my Christmas greeting…thank you Cynthia.
Best wishes for the festive season, Karen. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. 🙂
You too Grace, thank you for your wish.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2016 and beyond!
Thank you very much Heather.
Wishing you and yours all the joy of Christmas and this festive season!
I’m going to enjoy every moment of this festive season…thank you so much Marlene. I hope you do as well.
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 !
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.
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! ♡
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.
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
I hope yours is wonderful too Amy, thank you for your wish.
Thank you Karen! Merry Christmas to you too!
Thank you very much Deb. 🙂
Good Afternoon Karen, Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you love and happiness for the coming year.
With warmest wishes.
Hi Daphne, I appreciate your sweet wishes, thank you.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Karen.
Thank you Ray, I hope your holidays will be wonderful as well.
Buon Natale to you too, Karen!
Thank you for your wish Francesca, felice anno nuovo.
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours, too, Karen! Enjoy the season.
Thank you Betsy for your wish, the same to you.
Wishing you all a wonderful festive season.
I’ve always liked the expression “festive season” as it surely is. Thank you for your wish, Ladyfi.
To you, as well!
Thank you Plumdirt. 🙂
Happy Holidays Karen..Your first Christmas in your new home:)
Thank you Monique, it won’t be a white one but we will enjoy being with family this year. Wishing you snow for your family celebrations.
Merry Christmas to you too, Karen. Thank you for your friendship.
Thank you for your wish Nazneen, I hope you have a very happy new year.
Merry Christmas to you, too, Karen, and a wonderful New Year.
Thank you Darryl, for your wish.
Merry Christmas to you too. As we are in France, I will also say Joeuses Fêtes. And because I’m Spanish, Feliz Navidad! ❤ 🙂
I love your multicultural wish Fatima, safe travels during this holiday season.
Thank you, Karen, and Happy New Year! 🙂
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!
I’m glad you liked my Christmas wish Tanya. Thank you for your wish back and letting me learn a new Spanish word. 🙂
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
Hi Sophie, I’m glad you thought my wish was cool. 😀 I appreciate your lovely wish for the holidays, thank you.
Thank you and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well.
Thank you for your wish Boleyn.
I hope you and yours have a very happy, peaceful and relaxing CNY break.
All the best
Thank you Gary for your wish and also being such a loyal reader…you were one of my first followers.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thank you Jovina, I hope you have a nice one too.
Merry Christmas to you too Karen! I hope you have an amazing time full of fun and lasting memories in your new house.
I appreciate your wish, Kathryn…thank you.
Merriest of Christmases to you Karen. Love your figurines!
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.
Have a wonderful Florida Christmas and New Years Karen. All my Best, Penny
Thank you Penny, safe travels back to visit your family for Christmas.
Peace, contentment, much health and the necessary ‘wealth’ in the year to come . . . thank you for your posts in the year past . . .
I appreciate your nice wish for the coming year Eha. I’ve always appreciated your visits to my blog and your comments, thank you.
Merry Christmas! And Happy New Years! Hope your holidays are wonderful.
Thank you for your wish John, we are looking forward to spending a little of the holidays with our children.
And to you and yours as well, Karen.
I appreciate your wish, thank you Vicki.
All the best to you and yours. Have a Merry and blessed Christmas, Karen!
Thank you Jane, enjoy Christmas with your lovely children.
Merry Christmas Karen, have a wonderful Christmas and happy and healthy New Year in your new home.
Thank you Gerlinde for your wish.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year dear Karen. Thank you, Love, nia
Thank you sweet Nia, all the best in the coming year.
Happy Christmas to you and your husband Karen!
Thank you for your nice wish Katerina…I hope you and your family enjoy the holiday.
A very Merry Christmas to you as well, Karen. I know you will enjoy your beautiful new home in the coming year.
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.
I wish you the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years!
The merriest and the happiest, I like that Eva. 😀
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas Karen.
Hi Larry, the same to you and Bev. I hope the new year has your “new knee” working well. 🙂
Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year, Karen!
Thank you Susan, the same to you.
Joyeux Noel to you as well Karen. I also hope you have a very happy new year.
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. 🙂
Merry Christmas and a happy new year !!
Thank you Gloria, for your wish.
A lovely Christmas message which I return to you Karen. Thank you, and have a wonderful Christmas!
I’m happy to know that you enjoyed my Christmas message Cathy, thank you!
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
Thank you Charlie for your wish. If your Christmas Santa photo is any indication, I know yours will be fun. 😀
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.
Thank you for your wish Maureen and I do agree with you. Our warm Christmases will be lovely even without the snow. All my best for the new year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Thank you for your wish, Yumgoogle.
It’s really me – Kelli from Kelli’s Kitchen but I can’t seem to log out and in again as myself! 🙂
Hi Kelli, I thought it might be you on a previous comment but I wasn’t sure this time. I’m glad it is really you. 😀 I hope you and your family have a delightful Christmas.
Thank you Karen – and I hope you are enjoying your lovely tropical Christmas!
Merry Christmas Karen! I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season filled with love, laughter and joy. Cheers!
I appreciate your wish Kristy. I know you are excited to be off to Europe soon, what a nice way to start the new year.
Thank you Mimi.
And to you, as well, Karen! Merry Christmas!
Hi David, All my best to you and Mark.
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! ❤
Thank you Fae, I’m happy to know that you enjoyed my card and appreciate your kind words.
Karen, Merry Christmas to you, as well. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Thank you Dawn for your wish.
Merry Christmas and Peace in the New Year. I am thankful for your friendship. 🌲⛄️🎁🎅🏽
I appreciate your wish Deb and yes, friendships that are developed through blogging are special.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year!
Merry Christmas Jason, I hope you enjoy your visit with your boys.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones … and a toast to your first official Christmas in Florida.
And to you too, Ksenia.
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!
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.
No worries! I don’t make the rounds often enough so you’d better have a hug now for next Christmas 🙂
You gave me a big laugh, thanks for understanding. 😀
Happy Christmas Karen and many good wishes for a wonderful 2016.
Merry Christmas B, I hope the new year brings happiness and contentment.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year! 😀
And the same to you Juile, Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy the holidays in your new home!
Thank you Gretchen, I hope you and your family are enjoying this Christmas morning.
Merry Christmas to You and Yours Karen. May it be filled with Joy and lots of memories:)
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.
Happy New Year to You and Yours, Karen!!!
From our house to yours…all the best in the coming year
Hugs, The Nelson’s of Danville!
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!
Wishing you a beautiful and peaceful holiday, Karen, surrounded by those who make your heart happy. XO
Thank you Krista, for your lovely wish. We have spent the last few days with our children which has been very nice.
Warmest wishes to you for a joyous Christmas and a brilliant 2016!
I appreciate your wish Adri. I hope you have a great new year as well.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the new year, Karen!
Hi Amy, We did have a very nice Christmas and are looking forward to the new year. All my best to you.
Hope your Christmas was wonderful! Wishing you all the best in the coming year! xo
Thank you for your wish Liz, I hope your new year is filled with health and happiness.
Merry Christmas, Karen!!! xo
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.
I appreciate your lovely wish and comment, Teresa and I thank you for being such a loyal reader of my posts over the years. 🙂
Thank you for this wonderful and inspiring Christmas post.
Happy Holidays to you and your family, Karen!
Hi Daniela, I’m happy you enjoyed my Christmas wish and I hope you had a lovely holiday as well.
Season’s Greetings and all the very best for 2016.
Thank you Gallivanta for your wish. I hope Santa granted your wish and that your internet has been restored. 🙂
Indeed, all is well.
Merry Christmas Karen and Best Wishes in 2016!
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 🙂
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.
The same to you Ladyfi, thank you.
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!
Happy New Year Karen!
Happy New Year to you and your family Karen! May 2016 be our best year ever!! ♥
Warm holiday wishes to you and your family. See you in 2016!
Dear Karen, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the very best for the New Year! – Frohes Neues Jahr!
Hoping your family a blessed New Year in your new home town and looking forward to following your kitchen adventures in 2016!
Wishing you a very safe and happy 2016!
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,
Have a lovely 2016, Karen!
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.
You really gave me a chuckle, Peter. Yes I’ll pretend you are writing this from Russia, stay bundled up and warm. 😀