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Sunday, December 14th, 2008
2 P M

I begged whispered in Santa's Ear after I visited with Melissa and told him that I truly had the Christmas Spirit. Then, later that day, Melissa comes to me and says that I did indeed have the Spirit of Christmas. hehehehehe
So, I accept the award from her, and thank her with all my heart. It pays to visit new blogs!! And if you've never visited with Melissa do so. You won't be disappointed. Santa is d'Man!!!! Now....

Here are the rules for the Christmas award.
You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award. The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas. You must link back to the person who gave you the award. You must list 5 things that you love about Christmas. If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space! Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50. It's up to you! But, you must pass it on to at least one person in order to keep the Christmas cheer going! Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment.

The five things I love about Christmas are:

1] the wonderful enlightened faces of the wee ones on Santa's lap, believing!
2] the scent of pine and the tree
3] the good will from others and the good will given freely
4] Christmas morning...period!! There is no other day in the year. Young or old...there is magic.
5] the warm home I have with my hubby on such an occasion, phone calls from relatives.

I'd like to pass this on to some I KNOW have the right kind of spirit....[and I've seen their liquor closets---oops!!!]
Now, ladies...go forth and spread the spirits!!! Happy Christmas to all!!


  1. Oh, Annie, what a wonderful way to spread the Christmas spirit. Thank you for listing me as one who has the spirit. I was slow getting it this year, but it is there now and I'm happy to share it with others.

  2. Anni,

    The award is wonderful and no one is more deserving than you. I know how much you LOVE Christmas. Thank you so much for passing it to me. I am a firm believer in the Spirit of Christmas.

    Blessings for a great day, my friend.

  3. Anonymous12/14/2008

    Thank you so much Anni. I love this award. I received the same award a few days ago but I say you can't have too much Christmas spirit, and I am thrilled that you passed it on to me.
    I'm glad I can see your blog again. It was almost impossible for a few days there. It just jumped around and froze up every time I tried to scroll up or down.
    Hope you are having a good weekend.
    Christmas Hugs,

  4. Oh Anni! Thank you for the holiday award! I wanted to come over before you post again though... because I have a feeling an error has been made. I sent you & Bud a CARD this week ... or last... but I didn't send anything else this time. I think you might check the signature again... or something. (now I wish it HAD been me... but it wasn't...)

  5. Thank you so much Annie! What a lovely award! You love Christmas so much that is was really a great award for you!!!This was such a nice suprise for me today!!! I do love Christmas! Thanks again!
    I am watching the Chiefs and we are ahead but this year you never know!!!lol Love and hugs Carolyn

  6. Thanks for passing this wonderful award to me - I'll definitely try to pass it on tomorrow!

  7. It looks lovely here Anni. I finally sent off my 'Pay it Forward' gifts, hooray. They should arrive in time for Christmas. Hope you're well. :D

  8. Oh Anni you are a hoot! I'm so happy you are my new friend. I can't think of anyone more deserving of this award!
    Thanks for posting and sharing it.
    Warmly, Melissa :)

  9. Ohhhhhhh... OKAY!!! I was just worried somebody ELSE had sent something -- and I didn't want to take the credit for it! I'm glad you liked the card though!

  10. You certainly deserve this award! Merry Christmas.

  11. Congratulations on your well-deserved award!!! Patsy apparently has passed it on to me though I've not been by her blog to check it out yet. Adding your announcement and link at Small Reflections and Sacred Ruminations was a piece of cake, but it took considerable time for me to make it work at Happily Retired Gal. WordPress is not as user friendly as Blogger ... but in my usual determined manner, I stuck with it until it works there too ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  12. Great award for you Anni!! You really deserve it!! This would not be the award for me as I am just not into it this year!! It is hard when it costs so much and it just takes away so much for me..So you be happy and spread the Love


  13. Anni, thank you so much for the Christmas Spirit award! I really appreciate it! I'm overwhelmed! I've posted the award and passed it on... :)

  14. Hi Anni.I just found your blog at Chris'.I tried to grab your giveaway to help you advertise,it won't let me???Strange huh?...Ann

  15. Bah-Humbug ! Just kidding. What a festive award and well-deserved. My broom is iced-in here in Oklahoma trying to get home to Colorado. Keep on spreading your Christmas cheer.

  16. Hi Hootin' Anni,

    Congratulations on your award...

    I e-mailed you, but my e-mail came back undeliverable for some reason, so I thought I'd leave my message here on your blog.

    It was so nice of you to stop by my place to say Hi. I've seen your comments on several blogs that I frequent....namely Merle's at Merle's Third Try and Virginia's an Small Reflections. But I've seen your name a few other places too. This is the first time I've been to your blog...and WOW...what a terrific site you have. It's so festive!!! I love it. There's so much to look at. I've gone through your 48 Faces of Xmas...and I LOVED IT! You have about as many Santas as I have Snowmen....I think we may have something in common....Christmas addictions. I have so many Xmas borders on the verge of ridiculous; but I've always been that way. I love all of your Santas....they are just wonderful. Of course I love EVERYTHING Xmas besides snowmen....angels, candy canes, wreaths, trees, santas, snowflakes, name it....I LOVE IT!

    Now that I've seen your place....I'm sure I'll be back....thanks so much Anni.....

    I hope you and your family have a most beautiful holiday filled with warm and wonderful moments....and lots and lots of love......HAPPY HOLIDAYS ANNI......


  17. Congratulations on receiving this well deserved award, dear Anni and thank you so much for passing it on to me! I truly do love Christmas and I BELIEVE:-) liquor closet is pretty empty, must go buy a few bottles this week! hehe xoxo

  18. Dear Anni ~~ Congrats on your Award and many thanks for passing it on to me. I will try to post and pass it on later tonight. I am glad you have a Hoya and pink if the usual color,
    but I have a Hoya Bella which is white, with mauve centres, Have a
    wonderful Christmas my friend.
    Take care, Love, Merle.

  19. Anonymous12/15/2008

    Congrats on that award and thank you so much for sharing it with me!! I will pass it on asap. Have a wonderful day :)

  20. Thank you 1000 times Anni ! that's very kind of you !
    I see you feel much better because your posts become longer again, lol !

  21. thank you, thank you dear anni. now i've got a huge big smile this monday morning!!! i'll be sure to spread this around.