Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Yuletide Wishes


 
 

Sending you
my yuletide wishes
for a holiday
fun and delicious.

Good company
food and cheer,
and all the best
for the coming year!


These photos were taken
at the Holiday of Holidays festival- 
an annual celebration of the religious and 
cultural diversity of my city.

83 comments:

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What amazing pictures you always take! It is like taking a walk in your city, behind your lens, and the view is always amazing. Those desserts with the cherry on top, oh my! All of it is lovely :) Hugs to you today!

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful photos once again, a joy to visit. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Haak en Pen said...

Dear Amalia, what a beautifull pictures you made. And a lovely wish in ritme. I love that.
I wish you and your loved ones a merry Christmas and a very happy 2017.
With love Manon

Daniela said...

May your Christmas be the Merriest and Brightest ever, wondrous Amalia, thank you for the beauty you always share!

Xx Dany

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I always enjoy seeing your city through your eyes, Amalia. Even the simplest things become works of art when you photograph them. Your festival looks to be a joyous event for all. I wish you a Merry Christmas and the best of things to come in the new year!

xo, Vickie

Luciana F. Damiano said...

What beautiful pictures.
Happy Holidays!!
Hugs.

Maya Kuzman said...

Wishing you the best of holidays in the warmth of your home with your family!

Bridget said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family - and here's to all the best for 2017!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

And isn't it wonderful to celebrate that diversity, let's pray that it spreads across the world.
Happy holidays Amalia. :)

Isabel said...

I like the photos!

Wish you a Merry Christmas and good 2017:)

Kisses:)

Ann said...

Love all your photos. Looks very festive

Vee said...

I love that Hannukah and Christmas Eve are together this year. I expected to see Hanukkah decor, which I enjoy seeing, so was surprised to see Santa and ornaments and Christmas trees. It is wonderful to live in a community where all is honored and celebrated. I imagine that your niece and nephew are excited and you are as well! I know that I am.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh Amalia thank you so very much for all of your wonderful images. They are all lovely. Have a wonderful holiday and a very healthy and Happy New Year!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love festivals like this. Those candy apples sure do look good. Haven't had them in awhile. These are wonderful pictures, Amalia. Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and may you have a bright new year.

~Sheri

Gumbo Lily said...

What a fun way to celebrate! Love the pictures and especially your poem! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you, Amalia!

Carla from The River said...

I always enjoy what you capture with your photos. Well done as always.
Wishing you a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year my friend!!
Love, Carla

Tania Pelletier said...

Happy Holidays Amalia! Beautiful pictures as always!!

Tania

Cheryl said...

Best photographer ever.

A Joyful Cottage said...

You capture the culture of your city so well, Amalia. Always your photos are like those in aa travel magazine. Love the photo of the band in their fezzes. Fabulous! Happy Holiday of Holidays to you, my friend!

Lorrie said...

Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Amalia. I'm so surprised to see the trappings of Christmas there in your city. Celebrate diversity, yes! We can only benefit from understanding each other. May love, joy, peace, and hope fill your days.

Jess said...

Everything looks like so much fun! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Gracie Saylor said...

Thank you for sharing your good yuletide wishes as well as reflections of the celebration around you, Amalia. The news so often reflects division and rejection, it is heartening to see glimpses of peace and good will. Sending you love with hugs. xx

Handmade in Israel said...

Wonderful photos! I wanted to come to the festival. Hubbie didn't want to drive so far. Maybe I should come and meet you next year?

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Dear Amalia, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year with love from Prunella Pepperpot ❤

Anonymous said...

Great series of photos about the holidays! Great decorations and delicious food:) Have a great rest of the week and many thanks for sharing this with ALL SEASONS!

Pamela Gordon said...

A wonderful diversity of holiday photos. I wish you and yours a happy holiday season. Pam

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Blessings to you over the holidays and through the new year! Love your photos!

Teri said...

Dear Amalia

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Warmest Blessings ♥ Teri

The French Hutch said...

I enjoyed each and every photo. Wishing you and yours a very Merry christmas and Happy and Blessed New year..........

Conniecrafter said...

So fun to see all the festive pictures from your city, such lovely sights of the season!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!

EricaSta said...

Many thanks for each nice comment! I read it and it's so pleasant...

...now I enjoyed this post here about Christmas. We are nowadays sad. Thinking on the terrible Monday in Berlin.

Wish you a merry Christmas!

Molly said...

That looks like some yummy treats there

Mollyxxx

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What lovely images from your festival, Amalia. The candied apples look delicious! Have a wonderful Christmas! xo ♥

Ohmydearests said...

These are so beautiful! Wishing you a beautiful festive season! <3

Things and Thoughts said...

Merry Christmas dearest Amalia and may this new year bring you joy and laughter. To be happy is the greatest wish in life!Thank you so much for all your kind visits my friend!
Love, Olympia

Jo said...

Happy Christmas! Jo x

Rosie said...

Wonderful festive photos! Season's greetings and best wishes:)

Helen Philipps said...

Loved these festive pictures ....so interesting! Merry Christmas Amalia!
Helen xox

Margie said...

Thanks for sharing these photos, Amalia. I always enjoy seeing and learning about holiday traditions around the world. Happy Holidays!

Draffin Bears said...

Merry Christmas Amalia to you and your family.
Loved seeing all your beautiful photos and learning about some of your traditions there.
happy holidays
hugs
Carolyn

Lowcarb team member said...

As always, it's lovely to see your photo's.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas

All the best Jan

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Yuletide wishes to you and your family! I bet that Christmas tree is gorgeous when it's lit at night!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Christmas. Lovely photos

Little Wandering Wren said...

Looks a wonderful festival your city puts on. Happy Christmas Wren x

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Enjoyed my visit, Amalia. Your photos always give us so much to see.

Wishing you Happy Holidays,
Brenda

Patricia said...

My, those cherries do look good Amalia. What beautiful Christmas festivities you have. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Gloria Baker said...

Happy holidays Amalia!
And blessings to you all :)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

What a wonderful celebration! Loved the photos Amalia. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
hugs,
Jann

Annas Nadelbuch said...

As always I enjoyed your pictures very much , Amalia !
Merry Christmas to you and your family , Carmen

Jodiebodie said...

Merry Christmas to you. Thank you for bringing a bit of your Christmas to ours and also for your kind comments on my blog during the year. I love your little rhymes and cute projects. See you next year. Wishing you a safe and peaceful Christmas. xx

Jodiebodie said...

Merry Christmas to you. Thank you for bringing a bit of your Christmas to ours and also for your kind comments on my blog during the year. I love your little rhymes and cute projects. See you next year. Wishing you a safe and peaceful Christmas. xx

ewa777 said...

Amalia, Beautiful photos, have a good holiday:)

Ana Love Craft said...

Merry Christmas dear Amalia! Thanks for so lovely photos!
Hugs and Love,
Ana Love Craft

Lara B. said...

What a beautiful festival! And even better because it is a celebration of diversity.
Happy Christmas and Merry Hanukkah Amalia!

September Violets said...

Merry Christmas Amalia! Loved seeing the happy decorations in your city. The tree strapped to the balcony is my favourite ;)
Wendy xox

handmade by amalia said...

It's a date!

Retro blue said...

Dear amaial,
I wish you Merry Christmas and thank you for interestings pictures.

Hugs from Alsace in the rain.

La Table De Nana said...

I wish you a Happy Christmas and a banner new year..You have the sweetest post!Fun to see Christmas elsehwre than in our own backyard..Thank you!

Tricia Buice said...

Happy holidays Amalia! Blessings to you and your family.

Mereknits said...

Happy Holidays Amalia!

Le crocette di Mariuccia said...

Buon Natale, Mariuccia

niwibo said...

Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gesundes neues Jahr.
Liebe Grüße
Nicole

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So very festive! Happy holidays!

Beth said...

Lovely photos! Hope you had a great Christmas too.

Carolina G. Ticala said...

I love your input, I hope you had a Merry Christmas!!!🌲🌲

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a lovely array of photos! :) Hope that you had a wonderful holiday

MaryAnne said...

Great photos! Those candied apples look delicious.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Everything looks beautiful (and delicious in the case of the food)!! I am sure you had a wonderful Christmas Holiday and I wish you the happiest of New Years.

Wendi@H2OBungalow said...

Amalia...as Always I love your photos! Wishing you a very merry and happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with much happiness, good health and success in 2017! Hugs Wendi@H2OBungalow!

cristina said...

Happy 2017, Amalia! Thank you for all your words throughout 2017! your comments on my blog always make me happy!
I wish that all your dreams come true in the coming year!
A big hug from Catalonia!

Ela said...

Thank you very much for your beautiful friendship blogging in 2016 !!
Happy New Year 2017 !!

FlashinScissors said...

Beautiful pictures of an amazing festival, Amalia! I hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah/Christmas with your family!
Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Hugs,
Barbara xxx

baili said...

loved the photos of your city festival .
Each pic has amazing story of your celebrations dear!
glad you had such a wonderful time for Christmas celebrations .
wishing you a Safe and Happy new year !

Kitchen Riffs said...

Love this! Hope your holidays were wonderful. Happy New Year!

Carolina G. Ticala said...

A very nice post, that you have a year full of happiness!!!🌲🌲🌲🌲

Kim said...

Gorgeous photos, Amalia. May you have the most wonderful new year filled with lyrical words and pretty makes.

roughterrain crane said...

Happy new year!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Christmas passed so quickly. Seems it was just a few days between Halloween and New Years this year. Hope the year is a great one for you!

Keri said...

Blessings to you dear Amalia!!

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen said...

What a lovely post. Your photos are awesome.

Diana Studer said...

Scrolling back thru your recents posts - I lingered on this one.

I wish you a very happy new year!

Poppy said...

Amalia, here we are 3 months into 2017, but better late than never. I was pleasantly surprised to see Christmas festivities being celebrated where you live, too. Hope you had a wonderful and peaceful holiday.

Poppy xo

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