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Saturday, December 1

Christmas Spirit Award

There are so many beautiful people in this community. Those whom I've met are loving, giving and reach out to others that are struggling with health issues, walking through dark valleys and who need a friend to just listen. Many of these people I now call friend. Please know that I appreciate every one of you.

Christmas is a time of giving and a time of joy and friendship. It is the one time each year when we stop and take a moment to reflect on the birth of Jesus. In the Spirit of Christmas and giving, I would like to present my friends and readers this Spirit of Christmas button. Everyone is welcome to take a copy. All I ask is that you continue to show the Spirit of Christmas and reach out to those who are in need of a kind word.

Christmas Spirit Award

52 comments:

  1. If you would like the HTML for this award, please email me from my blog profile. If you right click and save, the animation will be lost. You are welcome to save it without the animation if you choose, but I would be glad to provide the HTML for you.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  2. Thank you for the beautiful Christmas button, Mary. I think I can get it with the animation, but if not I'll email you.

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Love and hugs,

    Diane

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  3. Diane,

    You are welcome. I'm glad you like it. Enjoy!

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  4. You were right, Mary. I lost the animation in trying to post it on my blog. If you don't mind, please send me the HTML code so I can post in on my Sunday Dinner post tonight.

    Thanks,

    Diane

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  5. Cute button and so appropriate for this season. Aren't you generous to share!
    xo

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  6. Susie,

    I've sent you the HTML in an email.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  7. That's beautiful! [and Santa too! lol] I believe.

    Thanks so much. I love it. And I'll put this up on my blogging beachgoing blog today.

    You're a treasure Mary...hope you know that.

    [by the way --your blog is VERY festive looking]

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  8. Anni,

    Thanks for your very kind words on my blog. I decided to decorate it early. I wish the house looked anywhere near as good. I'm waiting patiently to see the photos of all of your Santas.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  9. Thank you for sharing with us, Mary! :)
    I was just scrolling down and how wonderful that you had articles published by Guideposts! I use to read that magazine, even as a teen...it was so uplifting!
    Blessings!

    (Oh, and I always have trouble getting animation on my blog, so I may have to e-mail you, too!)

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  10. Tammy,

    I love guidepost's publications and am honored that my stories were published in them.

    I've sent you the HTML code.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  11. Mary,

    What a wonderful Christmas graphic! Thank you for sharing it. But then you carry the Christmas spirit with you all year long.

    Hugs,
    Tina

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  12. Tina,

    I'm glad you like the graphic. I do try to carry the Christmas spirit all year, but am not always successful.

    Thanks for visiting with me today. Your visits are always such a pleasure.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  13. Hello dear Mary:-) After taking a few days off from blogging, I'm now anxious to get caught up with everyone's news! I've missed you all so much!! What a delightful Christmas button you've made for us...please email me the HTML code:-) I've just read all of your posts that I had missed and dear Mary, what a lovely surprise to learn that some of your stories have been put in print...I will certainly check them all out! I see you also got some snow...we still have some of ours on the ground and it's in no hurry to leave because it's staying so cold!! Take care my friend, know that you are loved:-) xoxo

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  14. Thanks so much for this beautiful Christmas button, Mary. I usually lose my animation when I transfer to my blog but I'm going to try.
    Thanks, bj

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  15. Pea,

    I've sent you the HTML code by email. If you don't receive it, let me know.

    Thanks for the kind words on the stories I've had published. I can say my childhood dream has come true. I always dreamed of being a published author.

    We still have a bit of snow here and there. It's been sunny during the day and most of it has melted. I'm sure we'll have more.

    Thanks for dropping by. I certainly have missed you while you've been busy. Love you, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  16. BJ,

    If you lose the animation, please send an email from my profile and I will send you the code.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  17. I wanted you to know I'd been by.
    Mama Bear

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  18. Good evening. I have been out of pocket with Thanksgiving and then we went to the farm for a few days.
    Love the new header picture and the button. I got the email and will post it later.
    Hope you had a good weekend--talk to ya later.

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  19. Sharon,

    I hope you had a great time at the farm. I am looking forward to hearing all about it and do hope you got some good photos.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  20. Mary,Thank you for the adorable button! I got your e mail and will be glad to put this up!

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  21. Hi again, I put this up from the E-mail but I didn't do it right so Karen will help me later because I want the animation! I have never moved anything from an E-mail to my blog before!! Love and Hugs Carolyn

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  22. Good Evening Mary,
    Hope this finds you doing good. I didn't post today. Hubby had to leave late this afternoon and I had to do laundry so he would have clean work clothes. I also cooked him a good late lunch. I hope to post tomorrow. Hopefully things will get back to normal tomorrow. I've got quite a bit of traveling to do this week at nights. My oldest daughter has 2 basketball games, one on Monday night and one on Tuesday night. They are both away and a little drive from where we live. She may possibley have one again Wednesday night. "THANK YOU" so much for the "Christmas Spirit Button" Mary. You are a great friend that I have come to know as well. I really appreciate the button and you also. I so enjoy reading your posts. I will need the HTML code emailed to me. I'm still new at this stuff and it is a bit challenging. I put my Christmas Header on a little while ago, but I don't know how to get it to go all the way across. LOL. I emailed Diane to let her know. She is still probably at Church. Well, take care my friend and have a Blessed Evening. May God Bless You and Yours. "THANKS AGAIN MARY"!

    Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  23. Carolyn,

    I'm glad Karen will help you. You might want to get her to learn you how to copy and paste. It is very simple once you know how.

    Glad you like the button. I look forward to seeing on your page.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  24. Hi Mary, I do copy and paste!! I did learn how this summer!!! I just did something wrong on the e mail and she will figure it out and tell me what I did wrong!!

    When I started bloging in June I could not do one thing!! Sandy over at Flip Flop Flooize's taught me all kinds of things!!! She would e mail me how to do stuff!!
    She was like Diane is to Karen H. to me!!
    When I started blogging I landed in
    the nicest part of Blogland you could find!! Every one has been so nice to me! and helpful!!
    I just don't know how to go to the e mail and get a icon!!
    I think it is so neat the way you and Hootin Anni are doing awards where you just give them to all your reader and don't have to choose any one!! This is way Cool as Kelly would say! Love and Hugs Carolyn

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  25. Mary I did it myself!! I figured out what on earth I was doing wrong!! When I left here I thought Copy and Paste!! OK!! I bet I treated it like an icon you put inside your pictures and that is what I did!! I just went back to my mail box and Copied and pasted what you said to and presto the buton was on my side bar!! Now I feel dumb face turning red!! Oh well,now I have your lovely button and all is well! You just hate for people to know how dense I can be!!!! Love and Hugs Grams

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  26. Gram,

    You are not dense at all. I'm glad that copy and paste rung a bell and you were able to get the graphic on your sidebar. You are a genius!!!

    I didn't come online until 1998 and have learned a lot since then. I am still learning everyday. I'm glad that Sandy helped you out. I certainly don't know it all, but if I can ever help you out, just let me know.

    Now, I'm going to surf on over to your blog to see what you've done. Congratulations.
    Mary

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  27. Gram,

    You are not dense at all. I'm glad that copy and paste rung a bell and you were able to get the graphic on your sidebar. You are a genius!!!

    I didn't come online until 1998 and have learned a lot since then. I am still learning everyday. I'm glad that Sandy helped you out. I certainly don't know it all, but if I can ever help you out, just let me know.

    Now, I'm going to surf on over to your blog to see what you've done. Congratulations.
    Mary

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  28. Mary ,, send me the html for that and lets hope I have more luck with that than with the graphic for my banner,,,,,,,, thanks for all your help,,,, I will contact diane tomorrow,,,,,,,,,

    be blessed

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  29. That is a wonderful button - I have a "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" pin with Santa kneeling by the manger, too. It's so true that we've become such good friends through this venue. My husband gets kind of amused with me when I talked about my blog friends as if I see them every day - which I kind of do!

    Have a great week!

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  30. Wow, you have written articles for Guideposts!! Impressive. I love that magazine. Haven't gotten any for awhle. I need to re-subscribe. I like the other one they have, too. about Angels.

    I'll email you about the HTML code. Thanks.

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  31. Denise,

    I've sent you the HTML code and hope that it doesn't give you any trouble. So far everyone has received it fine and I'm hoping Diane will be able to give you a hand.

    Dawn,

    This is a wonderful community compared to the last one I joined. Yes, we've become friends and there are so many friends out there in blogland. My husband is used to me talking about my online friends. He just asks, "Is that a new friend?" LOL

    Shari,

    Thanks for your comments about Guideposts. They are an awesome publication. I do hope you will subscribe once again.

    You are welcome to mail me for the code.

    Thank you, Ladies, for dropping by. How lovely to find so many messages from friends waiting for me this morning.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  32. That's beautiful Mary I'll email you for the code. xx

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  33. Wow
    I am honored to have such a talented writer as a friend. I will make notes and go later and read some. I probably read some of your stories before as I try to keep Guidepost on hand. I have come back to life and now have almost read most of the blogs I missed out on.
    Loved the pictures and how much fun you have with the grandsons. If they were here they would get wet all over again.
    Sometimes I can copy and paste and other times I just do not hold my mouth correctly.
    Peace be with you.

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  34. Akelamalu,

    I think I've sent you the code. If not, please email me. A senior moment.

    Lady Di,

    The boys were getting wet here all weekend. Today they were getting wet again. Just this evening it has changed to rain and snow mixed. We're hoping that it changes to snow so we don't get the freezing rain that's predicted.

    Thank you, Ladies, for commenting. Take care.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  35. This is very cute - thanks for sharing!

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  36. Mari,

    You are very welcome. Enjoy!

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  37. Have a wonderful Christmas season.

    I'm blessed by your Comments on Deena's blog. (((h))) I have to give you a hug for your kindness.

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  38. Jan,

    Thank you for stopping by. I really love Deena. She is a wonderful person and my thoughts and prayers are with daily.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  39. What a sweet award. I'd like to post it with the animation, so I'd appreciate it if you send me the HTML.
    ourhappyhappenings (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. Melanie,

    I have sent you the HTML code by email. If you don't receive it please be sure to let me know. I hope you enjoy it.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  41. Oh Mary, thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas button. I will place it on my sidebar and display it proudly.

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  42. Thank you for thinking of me. I will decorate my blog closer to Christmas. I am a traditionalist in that I don't do anything about the holiday to the night before Christmas or at least only a few days before.

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  43. Hi and thanks for the lovely holiday button. I'd love to have the HTML code so it would remain animated.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  44. I believe I have sent the HTML code for the button out to everyone who requested it. If you haven't received it, please email me.

    Thanks to everyone for such kind comments on the graphic. However, all I did was add the words and the animation.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  45. Thank you so much for this beautiful award. I got it and with animation. This old dog may learn new tricks after all. I'm also looking forward to getting to know you better.

    Love and God bless,
    Glo

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  46. Hi Mary, I am so glad to meet you and thank you for sharing this special award button with all of us.Please email me the HTML code.Hugs, baba

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  47. Mary, Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful graphic with all of us! You are so thoughtful and caring. Bless your sweet heart!!!
    Hugs to you ~Mary~ :-}

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  48. baba,

    I would love to send you the HTML for this button, but your email addy isn't on your blog. Please go to my profile and send me an email so that I can send you the code.
    Thanks,
    Mary

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  49. Tank you so much for the kind award. *smile* I wish you and yours a wonderful, joyous, and safe holiday.

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  50. Christina,

    Thank you for your kind words. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season filled with abundant blessings.

    Mary

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  51. How precious! I am generally not a big Santa fan, but this kneeling Santa has just captured me! I would love to put it on my children's pages, if that is OK with you.

    Thank you for sharing:-)
    Diane

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