Mittwoch, 1. Dezember 2010

Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar 2010 - Window 1

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Hello and welcome all to the first day of The Annual Whiff of Joy Advent Calender event, as every year, I have lots of wonderful Whiff of Joy candy to give away.

For those who were unable to join me the last 2 years I will just take a few lines to explain how the Advent Calender works.

Each day I will post a card and one lucky person will win the Whiff of Joy stamp or stamps featured on the card, all you have to do is leave a link to your blog on Mr Linky and I will draw a random winner from those links each day.
Thats is easy isn't it.

Today we open Window 1 on a beautiful card created by our DT Member Tanja, featuring the wonderful new Elizabeth Bell Image - Angel playing the trumpet.
So leave your link on Mr Linky and you could soon be giving these little darling a home.

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
Editorial Page, New York Sun, 1897

We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:

Dear Editor,
I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
Virginia O'Hanlon

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

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Hope to see you tomorrow when I will open window 2, and don't forget to grab the link and Banner to let others know about Whiff of Joy's Advent Calendar.


Have a good day!


Kommentare:

  1. What a great card love the angel

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  2. oh my...what a beautiful card! The background sky is amazing!

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  3. Oh wow, this is just gorgeous! So stunning.

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  4. absalutely gorgeous love the subtle colours x

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  5. What a fabulous image and beautiful card! :)

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  6. Brilliant Katharina I join in every year...the card is so beautifully made
    Mina xxx

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  7. wow such a amazing card!! wow... i love that stamp ;) HUGS X

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  8. Lovely card, the most I love the way the nesti is cut into two pieces and placed on the card. Hugs, Jeanet

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  9. Wow! The first day of Advent card is amazing. I love the angel!

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  10. Tanya, your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I love all your layers and the angel is is beautiful!

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  11. The card is beautiful! I look forward to this Advent Calendar and all it had to share. And the story of Virginia and Santa Claus really touched my heart. It is something I plan to print to help in my own fight against an unbelieving world trying to convince my 6 yr old that Santa, the Spirit of Giving, is not real! Thanks for sharing it!

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  12. Beautiful card love the colors and depth really awesome.

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  13. It's a very beautiful card! Thanks

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  14. Stunning card! Love the softness of it.
    Debs xx

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  15. This card is absolutely amazing!!!

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  16. So soft and beautiful card. Love the stamp but I love everything EB. Your card is amazing Katharina. "Hugs" Caro

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  17. Oh, was für eine bezaubernde Karte.....ein ganz wundervolles Design und das Motiv ist sehr edel.

    Ich wünsche einen schönen Tag, einen lieben Gruß von Andrea

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  18. What a wonderful idea - off course I have a wish to Santa for a lucky on your calendar.
    The card was so beautiful!

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  19. Eine wunderschöne Karte.

    Einen schönen Tag
    Petra

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  20. Lovely card and a lovely angel. Merry christmas to all of us.
    KH 10na

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  21. oh my word... totally ADORE this beautiful card! Tanja did a GREAT job on this one.. love all the details and the coloring.. and of course the image is gorgeous, too!
    {hugs} Sylvia

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  22. Eine sehr schöne Karte :-))
    Leider ist die Geschichte nur in Englisch :-(

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  23. What a stunning card!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

    xxx
    Mariska

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  24. what a beautiful story and a beautiful card of course

    This blog is "my Advent calender" :-)

    Clare

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  25. Oh wow.........was für eine schöne Karte,mit einem bezauberndem Motiv.
    Einen schönen Tag wünsche ich euch allen.
    LG katharina

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  26. Wonderful card, love this angel image and how it's used. Banner is up, thank you for your kindness!

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  27. coucou, cette carte est jolie, bises

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  28. I love the story of 'Yes Virginia. there is a Santa Claus' and your Advent calendar give away is so typically generous of you. Good Luck everyone.

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  29. Dieser Kommentar wurde vom Autor entfernt.

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  30. Hi Katharina, what a generous giveaway, thank you so much for the chance to win. I love Tanja's card and the story about Santa Claus is beautiful. Hugs, Denise x

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  31. That card is beautiful. Love the cloud background and the flowers (plus of course the beautiful angel stamp!)

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  32. thank you for your advent calendar, and for the nice post about Santa :)

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  33. Love the card and the story too and with all the magical though disrupting snow we have in the uk I now truely feel christmas magic is in the air, thankyou for your wonderful generosity.

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  34. wow, a beautiful card and this is my first time at entering your fab advent event as i`ve only had my blog a year :D

    xx coops xx

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  35. Eine wunderschöne Karte. Der Enge ist traumhaft schön.
    LG Sindy

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  36. Beautifulcard! Thank you for the chance
    to win!

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  37. The card is wonderful and the angel stamps are so cute.

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  38. I don't have a blog so I am leaving a comment here.

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  39. Wow what a gorgeous card i'm melting jeejee
    Love this image he belongs at the first day of the Advent
    But adore the new ones, they ar so Cute ^_^

    Loved reading your story Katharina
    Brings us a little closer to the christmas feelings.

    Thanks for your offerings
    WL
    Sonja x

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  40. What a great and inspiring card! Beautiful!
    xx

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  41. Amazing card! Happy Holidays!

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  42. This is such a GORGEOUS Card! And the posting about "no Santa Claus" wonderful to read!!!
    Thanks so much for a chance to win this handsome Angel.
    Hugs,
    Lynda

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  43. This card is gorgeous. I love all the Whiff of Joy stamps they are some much fun to color with the Copic markers. Your cards are all gorgeous.

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  44. the new release is gorgeous sweetie
    thanks for sharing
    the card is amazing hun
    thank you for the chance to win
    hugs angelique

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  45. The card is beautiful and the giveaway is so generous.

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  46. wonderful card a magical angel ,just what christmas is about

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  47. What a beautiful card.

    Thanks for reposting "Yes Virginia". It's one of my favourite Christmas pieces and always makes me feel like Christmas.

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  48. Die Karte ist wahnsinnig schön, so toll ist alles arrangiert.

    lg Dunja

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  49. eine wunderschöne Karte. Der Adventskalender ist eine tolle Idee.

    LG Steffie

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  50. I love this advent calender, thank you so much for the chance to win. The card is gorgeous!

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  51. I have no blog, so how can I be in the drawing for the advent calender.

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  52. Wonderful card - and thanks for the opportunity to join your advent calendar again this year! :-)

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  53. Gorgeous card Katharina love the Angel
    Anne xx

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  54. I don't have a blog so I am adding a comment here. Whiff of Joy has some amazing winter stamps this year.

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Lieben Dank, dass ihr auf meinem Blog vorbei geschaut habt und euch die Zeit nehmt mir einen Kommentar zu hinterlassen. Ich weiss wie kostbar "Zeit" ist, deswegen weiss ich jede einzelne Nachricht sehr zu schätzen.

Ich bemühe mich sehr, euch einen Gegenbesuch abzustatten, auf eure Fragen (direkt hier in den Kommentaren) zu antworten und bin auch via Email gerne für euch da. Wie ihr ja alle wisst, spielt es im Leben nicht immer so wie man es plant. Und mit 2 Kindern, Haushalt und Beruf kommt schon manchmal etwas dazwischen.
Bitte habt Nachsicht mit mir :)
Liebe Grüsse
Katharina

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