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A very Merry Christmas to you all

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 9:14 AM
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Here we are again my dear friends. Just a few short sleeps until Christmas Day.:iconchristmastreeplz:  It seems only five minutes since last Christmas, this has been such a busy year. So are you all ready? Not long now. There is so much to remember to do and so much to manage to forget. We all know it will be about presents and food and being with those that we love or those we have to be with. Many will be alone at Christmas and spare a thought for those people. Some of them will be quite happy thank you very much but many will not. It can be a lonely time for many. If any of you have neighbours who may fall into this group maybe just a drink and a mince pie could make their day. 
Christmas is a stressful time if you let it be or a wonderful time if you let it be. :lol: I love Christmas. I loved it as a poor child growing up even though we had little money. We had few gifts but we always had a huge meal and a warm fire and we were all there together. It was a magical time for me. 
I remember with such warmth as a young boy at school being in the Nativity play. Sitting in the class room making decorations with coloured paper, glue and glitter. The glitter got every where and so did the glue :lol: Singing carols at the Christmas show for our parents. My memories of those days glow with happiness. I have never lost that feeling. As Christmas approaches I am filled with a child like excitement. I love the day and I love the feeling. 
Many words have been spoken about Christmas over the years and I would like to share just a few of them with you. 
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree". Roy L. Smith
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful". Norman Vincent Peale
"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone". Charles M. Schulze

For me Christmas is about giving. It never was about receiving because we didn't have much. I learnt about gratitude when I was young. I have kept that with me since those days. Which leads me nicely into my feature for this Christmas. Here is my chance to give your pictures a little space and a little audience. I am so grateful for all your love and support all year. I really am. With each passing year I make new friends here on dA even with the new logo :P With each passing year my friendship deepens with those I have known longest. You fill me with love, admiration and a feeling of family. I belong here and I am so very happy that one day in the past I decided to join dA. It has been among the best decisions I have ever made for without taking that decision I would not have met you amazing, inspiring, loving and utterly charming people. SO here is my small way of thanking you. Here is a selection of works I have collected in the last couple of months. They are all made by wonderful, magical people so please give them some time in your busy lives :iconbigheartplz:  


Rose by PassionAndTheCamera     In the here and now by StonyStoneIsStoned2        A Love StoryLove walks in,
My heart skips a beat.
You really got me
Hooked on a feeling.
You're nobody,
'til somebody loves you
Little things,
Nothing else matters.
Lips of an angel,
Beat of your heart.
Warmness of the soul,
Need you now.
Fluff.
Angel,
Who are you?
Heaven,
Ain't no mountain high enough.
Never say goodbye,
See you again.
   

Rippling by peterpateman    Lonesome by Annabelle-Chabert      Beraudes by CleaLlyfr    

third advent. by ColorfulLadybug     Castaneda, Switzerland by bindii         

Untitled by SineLuce    Cold (RIP Wayne Static) by Daisy919     Untitled by Soot-Sprite-1995     Velvet veil by nightwish861   


Boo by EvaPolly      First snow by gigi50         

  Christmas Ornament 2014 by Dossium            CT by SilverMixx           Merry Christmas 2014 by Sweetlylou   

BA - the Maiden of the North by BoudiccaAmat      im dreaming of a white christmas by hekla01      Once upon a stormy night by LittleFawnsPhotos    

Late Shriveler by IdaBarracuda     Yawn by FreyaPhotos     One time in autumn garden by 7BeautifulMidnights     Oporto at night.... by Sara-Anjos 

advent by IreneHorvath              

Tomorrow by Trippy4U                A look around... by Faroes               Cuties from my garden by RezzanATAKOL   

          
One last chance II by SilverMixx       heavenwards by Ingelore    

Merry Christmas FREESTUFF by AStoKo         evanescence ~ by AStoKo by AStoKo                    Autumn by youarelightinthedark    

Frozen Forest by Metal-Bender          Simply by IndigoSummerr           morning by 4ajka     

JOYEUSES FETES/HAPPY HOLYDAYS. by BELLESYMPHORINE                          Much colder than it looks by Ivoryia     

Flatiron by KERphotography      Out of the Night by snowmarite     When Dawn Arrives by dashakern    

Winter Solstice. by Sparkle-Photography      on fences by doodler89     Secret world by SilverMixx    

      Before the Storm by 1001G     Northern Air by Quindayo          

Storyteller by thedaydreaminggirl    captivated by FranziSPhotography    Red Kite by linneaphoto      

Autum by dorolain    The Trail by PHOTOBUG51     fog 2 by hekla01     

The things that make me smile... by AmyKPhotos     Adventure awaits... by dashakern      The Reindeer by Lindauuu    Set alight by aw-landscapes  

Fast AND Furious by Fajralam      Fade to grey by aw-landscapes     Bending Time by Metal-Bender         

alpine landscape by hekla01     an afternoon snack by fotomademoiselle    Christmas panda by SabakuNoShi    Melancholy1 by MissLumikki      

Brooding by SilverMixx     Strokkur by Yasariya   

Far far away by Onion-chutney     Wine by EleonoreC          Beauty alien by Sweetlylou     

fungi. by ColorfulLadybug        End of the Milky Way by Quindayo    

Far, far away by SilverMixx      Reflexion by Annabelle-Chabert      I want to stand with you on a mountain by dashakern      

blizzard by 4ajka      Fragile Things by IndigoSummerr      Red hood ID by Finsternisss    

Ok. I hope you will find something you like here. I hope you will find someone you like here. Please check out other works by these wonderful people. I love them all. My huge apologies for anyone I have missed in this selection. I will try to make sure you make the next journal. :heart:

So I will leave you now to make your final preparations for your own Christmas. I hope you all have a truly wonderful time with your loved ones. 

Keep doing what you do so well. Spread your love into this tough world. Smile every day and hug those you love. Tell them you love them. :heart:

A very Merry Christmas to you all :iconbigheartplz:
Merry christmas everybody :merry christmas: :bademoticon: Christmas Dance Christmas Carol Two :lights: :lights: :lights: :lights: Buildin' a Snowtard merry exmas Patrick (Happy Happy Xmas) Merry Christmas sign Christmas Carol Christmas Emote Jack says hi Warm Smile 


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:iconglumthegrim:
glumthegrim Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Artist
Merry Christmas, Milord!
And a Happy New Year.
You save me a lot of trouble by culling such great shots in these journals.
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad to help :)
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:icon4ajka:
4ajka Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
С Новым годом, дорогой Лоуренс!
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbigheartplz: :huggle:
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
sir lawernce I so appreciate u including me in this wonderful jouranl.......now on to the newyear
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure dear Edie :huggle:
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
:heart:
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:iconcleallyfr:
CleaLlyfr Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Belated happy Christmas to you and a happy new year. I wish you the best for this upcoming year! :tighthug: and thanks for the feature :)
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure and all the very best to you for 2015 :)
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:iconevapolly:
EvaPolly Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
..and a happy new year..:party:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you dear EvaPolly :huggle:
i hope 2015 will be a wonderful year for you :huggle:
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Beautiful words and images.  We had a lovely Christmas and I hope you did too Lawrence.  My hope for the New Year is for people to be a little more kind and patient with others they come in contact with during their busy lives.  
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen to that dear Jeanie :hug:
only good can come from that :hug:
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:iconfotomademoiselle:
fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you dear friend!! Silver Christmas Glass Ball Warm wishes to you in 2015! :Holidays: 
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure honey :hug:
i wish you only good things for 2015 :heart:
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:iconmilaseryphotos:
MilaseryPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
How beautiful :heart: And thank you very much for featuring me :hug:
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year :heart: :aww:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure Mila :hug:
i wish you a very Happy New Year :heart: :hug:
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:iconamericanlass:
AmericanLass Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
A very merry Christmas to you as well! I hope you've had a lovely holiday season thus far, and I wish you a wonderful New Year to wrap it all up :) :santa:
Thank you for including me in this stunning feature-- there are so many gorgeous pieces here! I'm honored to be a part of it :hug:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It is my pleasure :)
i hope your Christmas was wonderful :)
i wish you all good things for 2015 :huggle:
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:iconandaelentari:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: :hug: :santa:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:huggle: :huggle: :)
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:iconcolorfulladybug:
ColorfulLadybug Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so grateful to be in this wonderful feature! :hug:

Holidays 
I wish your Christmas to be bright,
And covered up with shining light.
I hope your dreams will all come true,
Wish many lucky days to you.
Santa Clause
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure dear Sarah :huggle:
I hope you have been enjoying a wonderful Christmas :heart: :hug:
Merry Christmas by JacqChristiaan
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:iconsineluce:
SineLuce Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2014  Professional Artist
thank you for such a warm entry dear Lawrence :huggle: i share your kind of childhood memories but about the New Year(not Christmas,though it doesnt matter:)) lucky you for you've been keeping that feeling and thank you for reminding me of those magical family holidays years ago and of course for the wonderful collection including my work:love: best wishes to you,your family and friend!:kiss:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It is my pleasure dear friend :huggle: 
I am glad this reminded you of happy times when you were a child :heart:
My best wishes to you and your family too dear Olga :heart: :hug:
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:iconsineluce:
SineLuce Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Artist
thank you so much and same to you and everyone you love!:hug: its great how such memories can connect people from different contries,i was really amazed after reading your description of your holidays.we were rather poor too but my family did their best to make the evening special for me(the only child then) and they managed to do that:) the biggest pleasure was to remember paper decorations,chains and snowflakes,i used to make just like you did:aww:i wish i could still have that feeling of mysterios fairytale:)
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dorolain Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :hug: 
Merry Christmas and a happy new year Huggle! Heart 
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :hug:
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :heart: :huggle:

Merry christmas everybody Pixel Gingerbread Cookie Pixel Gingerbread Cookie :lights: :lights: :merry christmas: Christmas Carol Two Christmas- Deerling 
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:iconpassionandthecamera:
PassionAndTheCamera Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! Merry christmas to you too and happy holidays! :)
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A very Merry Christmas to you too :)

Merry christmas everybody Pixel Gingerbread Cookie :lights: :lights: :merry christmas: Christmas Carol Two Christmas- Deerling 
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BELLESYMPHORINE Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
so beautiful words  Sir.   They make me think of my own christmases  when i was young (a little little little younger...... ) , and, think about those who made these days so feeric,  who  are gone now  but are still with us  !BlueChristmas by KmyGraphic  Santa by KmyGraphic  
have really joyful holidays with your family and friends , and see you next year  Dear friend !!!:hug:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish you a very Merry Christmas dear friend :heart: :hug:

Merry christmas everybody Pixel Gingerbread Cookie Pixel Gingerbread Cookie :lights: :lights: :merry christmas: Christmas Carol Two Christmas- Deerling 
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youarelightinthedark Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much!!
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure Carolina :hug:
A Merry Christmas to you :)
Merry christmas everybody Pixel Gingerbread Cookie :lights: :lights: :merry christmas: Christmas Carol Two Christmas- Deerling 
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:iconthedaydreaminggirl:
thedaydreaminggirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014   Photographer
My dear Lawrence,

hope you have a wonderful christmas time with your beloved ones.
Thanks for beeing such a wonderful person. :hug:
Also thanks for featuring me.

:heart:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you dear Daniela :heart: :hug:
You are very sweet :huggle:
Have a wonderful Christmas :huggle:
:merry christmas: :lights: :lights: :lights: Merry christmas everybody Christmas Carol Two 
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

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:iconmerrychristmas1::iconmerrychristmas2: :iconmerrychristmas1::iconmerrychristmas2: :iconmerrychristmas1::iconmerrychristmas2:

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:iconwowplz: Thank you by hase-illustration so much for including me in this beautiful feature :iconsomehugsplz:

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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure as always dear Gigi :heart:
A very Merry Christmas to you :hug:
Merry christmas everybody Pixel Gingerbread Cookie Pixel Gingerbread Cookie :lights: :lights: :lights: Christmas- Deerling :merry christmas: 
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:iconmisslumikki:
MissLumikki Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Thank you very much for featuring my work! :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too, dear friend! :) :santa:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure my dear Tanja :heart:
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all good things for 2015 :huggle:

Merry christmas everybody Pixel Gingerbread Cookie Pixel Gingerbread Cookie Pixel Gingerbread Cookie :lights: :lights: Christmas- Deerling 
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7BeautifulMidnights Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
my christmas to the brightest star of all = you! :hug: this so lovely what you share an what you say, is alway make my head think an my heart sing...very nice. i happy you share mine in here, thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu. :cuddle:
have great christmas, an i will enjoy the fanatastic picture of everyone you put in here, they all great talent too. is so nice.
great 2015! Glass-hearts 
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: thank you so much dear Sora. :heart: You are so sweet :huggle:
I wish you a very special Merry Christmas my dear :huggle:
I hope it is wonderful for you and your family and I wish you 
all good things in 2015 :heart:

Merry christmas everybody Pixel Gingerbread Cookie :merry christmas: :lights: :lights: :lights: Merry Christmas Sign Christmas- Deerling Heart2Heart -Free 2 Use 
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7BeautifulMidnights Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
aww, thanks you so much, this mean a LOT to me and a LOT to family also. i hope same, an same for your family an friends there, same for them. :)
have great time! :hug: :love:
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Ttsb2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Photographer
:iconcraciun7: :heart: :huggle: Merry Christmas Lawrence! :huggle: :heart: :iconcraciun7:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
And a very Merry Christmas to you my dear Megan :heart: 
I hope you have a great time and that Santa is kind to you :hug:
Have you been good ;)

Merry christmas everybody :lights: :lights: :lights: :merry christmas: Merry Christmas Sign Pixel Gingerbread Cookie Christmas- Deerling 
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Merry Christmas. :D

:rudolph::iconchristmastreeplz::santa:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry Christmas Ricardo :salute:

Merry christmas everybody Pixel Gingerbread Cookie :lights: :lights: :lights: Merry Christmas Sign 
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doodler89 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Thank you so much.:hug: And Merry Christmas to you.:tighthug: :santa:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A very Merry Christmas to you my dearest Cherry :heart: :huggle:
Jack says hi :lights: :lights: :lights: :lights: Merry christmas everybody Christmas Carol Two 
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doodler89 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Ooh I see Jack! I have to watch that film now every Christmas eve, it has become a tradition! 

Did you have a good one? :) 
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