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Weekend Theme: Christmas Diamante December 3, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in People, Poetry.

The Weekend Theme at View From The Side is Religious Holidays

A timely theme given the recent advent of Advent.

We decorated for the Holidays today, listening to Yuletide Carols as we unpacked and displayed cherished Santas, reindeer, table top Christmas trees, and wreaths.   

While I love the symbols of the season,  it is the enduring gifts of this time of year that I treasure most ~ Peace, Hope, Love, and Joy!

Here’s a simple Diamante Diamond to ring in the season:


Joyous, Festive

Sharing, Caring, Giving

Wreaths, Carols, Presents, Peace 

Accepting, Loving, Forgiving

Compassionate, Kind


May we all delight in the Peace, Hope, Love, and Joy of this Festive Season, whether we celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice!

Related posts:  Joy To The World * Ho~Ho~Ho! Merry Christmas! * 10 Holiday Classics + 2 Year Round Faves * Experiential Gifts * Gifts of Hope


1. viewfromtheside - December 3, 2010

thanks, that’s a lovely contribution to the theme

nrhatch - December 3, 2010

Wonderful theme. I look forward to reading other contributions. 🙂

2. Cindy - December 3, 2010

Are those things between the starfish the ‘sand dollars’ I’ve only ever read about?

nrhatch - December 3, 2010

Yes, they are indeed Sand Dollars.

They wash up on the beaches here frequently, but are not always intact when I find them.

Paula Tohline Calhoun - December 3, 2010

As Nancy says, indeed they are. One of my favorite sea treasures, and even when they are broken, they have wonderful surprises inside – they are a wonderful Christmas symbol, like the dogwood blossom.

Paula Tohline Calhoun - December 3, 2010

Here is a quick synopsis of the “Legend of the Sand Dollar:” It is said that Christ left the sand dollar as a symbol to help the evangelists
teach the faith. The five holes commemorate the five wounds of Christ, while at the center on one side blooms the Easter lily, and at the lily’s heart the star of Bethlehem. The Christmas poinsettia is etched on the other side, a reminder of Christ’s birth. According to this legend, if you break the center five white doves will be released to spread good will and peace.

It’s an old, old, story.

nrhatch - December 3, 2010

Thanks, Paula. When beachcombing, I always have my eyes open for sand dollars and starfish.

3. 4minutewriter - December 3, 2010

It’s cold and dark outside here- the perfect time for the warmth and brightness of Christmas to help us get through it. Your post makes me feel more Christmasy. Thank you.

nrhatch - December 3, 2010

Thanks, Zoë. We met someone at the pool on Thanksgiving Day from Alaska ~ only 4 hours of sunlight a day at this time of year. That lack of sunlight might be harder to deal with than the sub-zero temps.

4. souldipper - December 3, 2010

Love the wreath, Nancy. May your stocking overflow with ‘Peace, Hope, Love, and Joy’.

nrhatch - December 3, 2010

Thanks, Amy. I love that wreath ~ it belongs to a neighbor. So beachy.

5. duke1959 - December 3, 2010

Enjoy these times because none of us know how many we have left.

nrhatch - December 3, 2010

You’re right. We might be just “beginning” . . . we might be near the end.

6. duke1959 - December 3, 2010

I think the older you get the more you realize how short life is.

nrhatch - December 3, 2010

It flies by in the blink of an eye.

7. flyinggma - December 3, 2010

Love the Diamante Diamond “Oreo sandwich” with Christmas at the beginning, Christ at the end and the middle filled with all the good stuff. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Jeanne

nrhatch - December 3, 2010

Thanks, Jeanne. Hope your holidays are full of brightness and beauty.

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