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O Come, All Ye Faithful December 11, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Humor.
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This comical hand-embroidered reindeer, with tiny tree, heart, and star  hanging from his antlers, spread lots of love and joy one year.

After buying Randolph the Reindeer at a craft fair (from Nancy James, his seamstress), I re-created his visage and ornaments in a series of colorful watercolors to give as gifts.

At the bottom of each watercolored reindeer, I added an aphorism designed to encourage us to let our lights shine:

* Tis the Season to be Jolly.
* We do not laugh because we are happy.  We are happy because we laugh.
* Shine on!
* Always remember that you don’t have to be who they want you to be.
* Be Merry.  And Bright.
* He deserves Paradise who can make his companions laugh. 

Sing choirs of angels.  Sing in exultation.
Sing all ye citizens of heav’n above.

Need some ideas for decorating with lights, flowers, beads, and shells?  Visit Nandini’s post ~ Illuminations and Fragrances ~ Diwali Decorations