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I’m joining in with the Mortal Muses Holiday Prompt.

18 Days of Holiday Prompts and Daily Giveaways
December 15th – January 1st

The Holiday fun kicks off today with the first prompt, ‘giving’.


I’m not going to get all preachy and tell you that giving should be a year ’round thing. You know it should. But I’d love it if, at this time of year while you’re out and about buying all of your special gifts, mixing up your fun Christmas drinks, and enjoying the abundance of food that is everywhere you look (don’t look at my waistline, thanks) you keep in mind the countless families and those all alone who are not enjoying the same type of holiday that you might be. And give a little more.

Head on over to the Mortal Muses and join in for 18 days of Holiday Inspiration. I can’t promise you’ll see all eighteen days here, seeing as how I haven’t even started my shopping yet (shush) but I’m going to try my best.

This time of year, inspiration is all around :)


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  • blue elephant photographt
    Posted at 01:07h, 16 December Reply

    love the bokeh! i did give to united way this month! i was super happy to give. happy holidays!

    • janice
      Posted at 08:04h, 16 December Reply

      You know, I looked all over for a Salvation Army kettle and couldn’t find one!
      Of course, it was snowing like mad, so maybe that’s why ;)

  • Suki
    Posted at 03:40h, 16 December Reply

    Gorgeous bokeh. Love that it says donations on the box! Beautiful words too.
    Thanks for musing with us.

    • janice
      Posted at 08:05h, 16 December Reply

      Thanks for having me and doing this!

  • June B.
    Posted at 05:46h, 16 December Reply

    I completely agree and now would be a good time to mention that for this year’s Christmas donation in your name, and those of mine and Richard’s sisters and brother, we gave to the Children’s Cancer Christmas Fund. This fund provides Christmas presents to children who cannot go home for the holiday because of their illness. Last year, it was mosquito netting for children in Africa and the year before it was for the Kingston Children’s Toy Drive. Since starting to do this, we look abroad one year and then locally the next. It has caught on in the family with Robin and Dave (at least) doing the same. I can’t think of a better way to recognize your loved ones than to donate to a charity in their name.

  • Geneil
    Posted at 08:38h, 16 December Reply

    lovely shot. great light bokeh in the background.

    • janice
      Posted at 12:59h, 16 December Reply

      Thanks, girl! I’m having a lot of fun playing with the Christmas lights everywhere :)

  • Jamie S
    Posted at 15:48h, 16 December Reply

    Great shot!

  • Kate
    Posted at 20:55h, 16 December Reply

    I found you from Jillsy Girl. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

    • janice
      Posted at 22:00h, 16 December Reply

      Poke away!
      and thank you ;)

  • Tug
    Posted at 23:22h, 18 December Reply

    Beautiful, beautiful bokeh. Even better with the snow & great thoughts.

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