• Jacqueline Gum

    That was lovely and made me reminisce about all of the holidays past. Enjoy the season, Susan and wishing all good things for you in the new year 🙂

    • Thank you Jacqueline. I wish you the very same and even greater success in the coming new year. 🙂

  • As always a lovely poem and really like the snowman Susan. One day I would like to experience a white Christmas.

    • Thanks so much Susan. I have lived in sunny (warm) and winter locations for the holidays. A snowy Christmas is really special. 🙂

  • Valerie Remy-Milora

    What a beautiful poem Susan! Christmas is filled with memories, indeed. As we put up our nativity I smile remembering the beautiful nativity we had when I was growing up. The little ceramic figurines are all about one and half inches tall. My three siblings and I each had a figurine of our saint that was placed far from the manger at the beginning of advent. Every night before bed, we could move our figurine closer to Jesus if we had been good. But if we’d been particularly bad, we’d have to take a step back! Thankfully we were mostly good and did not have to go backwards to often 🙂

    • Thanks so much Valerie, That is a great story. I remember we could only put the baby jesus in the manager at midnight. That was our parents job. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    The picture of your Christmas tree is so pretty 🙂 I really like snow globes too, but can’t seem to find many every time I decide to look.

    • Thanks Jeri. It’s a little over 9.5 feet tall. it is my husbands favorite thing all that I do for the holidays. :-). Barton & Reed have great ones and can be found on Amazon.

  • Jon Jefferson

    My wife lives snow globes. She has a small collection of them.

    I remember years ago a store called San Fransisco Music Box company. Their snow globes were guaranteed, if the glass broke they would replace the globe for free. I think they made good on that too often cause they aren’t around anymore.

    • There is something about them that kinds us inthralled, isn’t there Jon?

      I remember that store and used o love to check out the different music boxes. It very sad that they don’t exist any more. 🙂

  • Love the bright, primary colors on the evergreen tree. Your voice is calming and sincere.

    • Thanks Leora, The primary colors seemed fitting for this piece. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Love your illustrations Susan! Happy Holidays!

  • Right now, it is nearly -25 Celsius (about -15F) here in Manitoba and we have about one foot of snow. Somehow, the idea of a snow globe does not appeal to me. I’m thinking palm trees, and am grateful that I’ll be seeing some in just 6 days in FLA. 🙂

    • Oh I can see how you would feel that way Doreen. have a great time in Florida. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Hi Susan. Enjoyed the poem and is certainly festive and reflective of the season. I always loved the song many years ago, “Starry Starry Night”, about Vincent Van Gogh by Don McLean at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dipFMJckZOM

    Also, wanted to let you know I nominated you for the “Blog of the Year 2013 Award”. Hope you can accept. (http://plaintalkandordinarywisdom.com/happy-surprises-nearing-the-end-of-this-year-blog-of-the-year-2013-award/).

    • Thank you. I had forgotten about that song Pat. I do love it too. It really reflect the art piece and Vincent.

      WOW, that is very ,very cool. Thank you for that. It is so appreciated my friend. 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        You’re welcome, Susan. I’m happy to share some bits and pieces here and there. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! 🙂

  • Loved it, just like i love snow globes even though Tim thinks they are a waste of money

    • Aw, That too bad. I think they’re cool and not in the least a waste of money. :-). Now you have mine to look at when you need to. 🙂

  • Awesome poem, Susan!

    We just put the Christmas Tree this week, so definitely feeling the season now 😀

    Anyways, I wish you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🙂

    • How fun. Christmas tree ad so much to the holiday spirit, doesn’t Jeevan. I wish the same for you my friend. 🙂

  • What a warm poem from a cold image! I appreciate this because my husband and I are bah-humbug this year, avoiding decorations. But this reminds me, I DO have a snow globe that’s a wonderful scene of the nativity that I could put up easy peasy. Thanks Susan. Merry Christmas!

    • Aw, that makes me happy Patricia. I was that way a while back but something clicked and I am now in the swing of it all. 🙂

  • Rebecca Thompson

    Man I just love Christmas and this has put me into such a good mood 🙂

  • I like the poem, but I really want to know how your Christmas decorations look now!!

    • Hi Dan, Thanks. The house is ablaze and it’s really pretty if I don’t say so myself. You should come visit sometime. 🙂

  • Susan your poem was great and I loved your pictures. I think we are all fascinated as children at snow globes. I collect penguins so I still have penguin snow globes and I get mesmerized watching them.

    • Hi Arleen, Thanks so much. My husband is a penguin lover too. I don’t have a penguin snow globe… I should go find one for him. 🙂

  • I love snow globes too Susan so really enjoyed the post, especially as usual your drawings. You are great at all things festive. Happy Holidays

    • Thanks so much AK. It is so nice to see you back in the online world my friend. 🙂

  • Greg Narayan

    Even just simple images like this make me remember childhood excitement! I don’t know what it is – a combination of coziness and mystery as that big night approaches. Thanks Susan

    On an equally cozy topic – curious to hear if you’ve tried Adsense to much success. I know it’s an old topic – but I’m rekindling it with my newest post series…

    Ok, keep up the good work.


    • Hi Greg, Simple images are always the most impactful when it comes to evoking memories from the past, aren’t they? I still get a bit excited as the big night approaches. I haven’t lost the magic.

      I have had Adsense for awhile now. I have made a bit if revenue but no much. I know that it will take more then I do to really benefit, Any advice? I look forward to your series. 🙂

      • Greg Narayan

        They are! Nutcracker story gets me too. I’m glad you haven’t lost that magic; work makes me sometimes but bad excuse.

        Definitely. I bet you get a lot of organic traffic though which is key. I’ve heard a lot of stories like “change this to double revenue” and I don’t believe it per say, but I’m willing to give it a good serious shot. Hence the Ante-Up.

        My advice at this point – Just experiment, experiment, experiment!

  • Adrienne

    I enjoyed the poem Susan and love your drawings. How fun and they definitely bring back great memories of what I thought the holidays were about. Oh and I also loved snow globes too!

    Thanks again and have a wonderful week.


    • Hi Adrienne, Thanks so much my friend. There are so many images that bring smiles to our face this time of year, aren’t there? I wish the very best of weeks. 🙂

  • Oksana Frewer

    Awesome, Susan! I heard your voice, I saw you picture, I read your poetry and I think I know you well now!

    • Hi Oksana, Aw that is so sweet. I am so happy you enjoyed my creation. 🙂

  • Krystyna Lagowski

    Oh, a snow globe! I didn’t realize that’s what you were talking about until you specifically mentioned it. It’s true how certain objects are indelibly tied to a certain time of the year. A poignant moment, beautifully expressed and illustrated. Thanks, Susan.

    • Hi Krystyna, That you so much. it pleases me so that you enjoyed it. Do you like snow globes too?

      • Krystyna Lagowski

        I’ve always thought they were a magical little kingdom, like a one-stop fairy tale. Wouldn’t it be fun to tell a whole story through a series of snowglobes? Apparently it’s quite easy to make your own!

  • Elizabeth Scott

    What a beautiful poem. I sometimes wish I could experience a white christmas.

    • There is nothing quite like a white Christmas Elizabeth. It’s magical. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    What a wonderful poem and I love the images. In fact, I immediately went to see if you had any Christmas cards based on the images. I don’t normally send cards, but the images were so appealing and with Canada moving away from door to door delivery next year I thought I might make this year the exception.

    • Thank you Debra. I hadn’t gotten around to creating Christmas Cards yet. any kind of car really. I do need to do that don’t I. 🙂

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