Merry Christmas! Sharing these photos at this special time of year gives me great pleasure. To me, Merry Christmas is an affectionate greeting to be shared with love throughout the season. The pride in the eyes of children displaying their homemade decorations, the joy of baking christmas cookies with loved ones (great recipe for lemon christmas cookies) , singing carols in the neighborhood, the decorating and oh, yes, the shopping…. bring us joy but the true spirit of all the Holy Days is sharing love with friends and family and remembering those that are less fortunate. So…..Merry Christmas and deck the halls with boughs of holly, happiness, love and joy!