Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Readying for Christmas

This time of year Jim and I are tossing about ideas for the homemade Christmas card. This year's creation is still in the fine tuning stages, it's always fun and each year we tend to either collaborate or take turns as the inspiration strikes. This one with our mini stallion Prince Charming was the card of several years back. At the time there was constant controversy about stifling political correctness stealing our Chrismas traditions, and with the majority of the letters to the editor steaming with indignation, we thought it would be topical  and fun to compose a poem on the inside of the card to add our own protest to the mix. It was our most popular card ever judging by the feedback, but try as we might, we can't find a surviving copy anywhere. And because we're old and forgetful neither of us today can remember a single line of that inspired Christmas  rhyme. Merry Christmas everyone! Happy Hannukah, happy wintertime, happy Everything! Let the public squares be resplendent in Christmas trees, manger scenes and menorahs. Just let everyone be happy.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I just love this and you are singing my tune about the PC Police wiping out Christmas. The stories that have made the news these past several weeks regarding the banning of all things Christmas, have me more committed than ever to "Merry Christmas"!
You Canadians have that cheeky sense of humor, I love.

kathi dunphy said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog Mary.
Political correctness is what killed those 14 people at Fort Hood. Can you imagine muslims being afraid to say eid or ramadan? Or jews afraid to say hannukah? Christians need to give their heads a shake...and get some backbone.
Love your very lively oils! Where do you stay in NS? I'm from the annapolis valley there.
Merry Christmas! from kathi

Joleva said...

The PC police removing Christmas?!? that's just as preposterous as the language police in Quebec!