Thursday, December 24, 2015

My Christmas Card To You....

To all of my blog followers.....

A Christmas Poem
by Helen Steiner Rice
I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book
And every year when Christmas comes, I go and take a look,
And that is when I realize that these names are a part
Not of the book they are written in, but really from my heart

For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in the meeting they've become the rhythm in each rhyme
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I'm composed of each remembered name

And while you may not be aware of any special link
Just meeting you has changed my life a lot more than you think
For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word or of a friendly face

So never think my Christmas cards are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between,
For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you,
It is because you're on the list that I'm indebted to

For I am but a total of the many folks I've met,
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget
And whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some ways you have a part in shaping things I do

And every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
The best gifts life can offer is meeting folks like you.
And may the spirit of Christmas that forever endures
Leave its richest blessings in the hearts of you and yours
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas!
AnnMarie xoxo




  1. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

  2. Thank you for your kind wishes !!
    Merry Christmas !!

  3. Thank you AnnMarie for this lovely card. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year. Thank you for being such a dear blogging friend.xo

  4. Merry Christmas AnnMarie! Thanks for sharing that beautiful poem and for your card!
    Sending hugs,

  5. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!!

  6. Merry Christmas AnnMarie! Thank you for being such a blessing! Love and hugs to you!!

  7. What a perfect poem, AnnMarie, my dear blogging friend! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

  8. Hope you've had a very Merry Christmas!

  9. This is so beautiful, AnnMarie. I love the soft image and the heartfelt poem. I hope you enjoyed a peaceful, joyous Christmas and that the New Year will bring many blessings from our Lord. xo ~ Nancy

  10. That was beautiful Ann Marie. I do believe everyone we meet, whether in blogland or in our every day lives, are with us for a reason.

    You are a joy to know, and I hope this coming year we continue to get to know each other better.


  11. What a beautiful and thoughtful Christmas card.
    I hope you had a wonderful celebration!!!

  12. Many blessings to you and your family at this Christmas time and Happy New Year as well!

  13. Oh, this is lovely AnnMarie - I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that the New Year brings many magical and memorable moments! xo Karen

  14. I have always enjoyed HSR's poems and this one is lovely. I appreciate your thoughtful writing, friendship and kind comments, AnnMarie. Happy New Year!

  15. Beautiful, AnnMarie. Wishing you a happy and blessed new year!

  16. Ann Marie,
    Happy New Year sweet friend! We are actually feeling like normal human beings again, almost everything is unpacked!

  17. Beautiful image and I adore your sweet poem! Happy New Year my sweet friend.

  18. That was beautiful AnnMarie, and so true!


  19. Thank you for following us, AnnMarie. You have a delightful blog. I like that the posts are in sections, very nice.

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year!


  20. ps I just followed you as well. My red rose isn't showing up yet on your side bar, but I'm sure it will soon. :)

  21. Ann Marie I loved it! So true, so true! How did your "selling season" go this year? We made it through to the other side! LOL. One of my shops fared better than the other. Interesting to see what folks were buying. Enjoy the fresh start to the new year!

  22. I am so behind in blog reading, AnnMarie, and have only now found this beautiful poem. Have a wonderful wonderful 2016.

  23. Like Amalia, I'm catching up on my blog reading. This was a lovely Christmas "card", AnnMarie. I pray you'll have a really fabulous 2016. Hugs, Nancy


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