Christmas Joys to New Years Cheers

Remembering our wonderful Christmas joys brings anticipation for our New Years Eve celebrations and the New Year 2017.  Christmas at home and Greenbrier was very special again this year so closing out with a few favorites from Christmas past and present.  We have so much to be thankful for!  We hope your holidays are special. Celebrate with joy!

JayJacy Photography

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Christmas Candlelight

“And there’s a candle in the window, there’s a flame against the night
The candle in the window, it’s like God’s perfect light
It don’t take a lot of money to know what riches are
Just a candle in the window and Christmas in your heart.”*

Candles are an important part of our Christmas decor and celebrations.  From our candles in the windows, on the tree, on wreaths, as decor to dress our dinner tables, as perfumed scent throughout our homes, our crystal chandeliers to light our rooms or for any use that makes the beautiful light of candles during the Christmas season a beauty to behold.   But there is a more important reason why we love the light of candles at Christmas. For Christians, the light of and beauty of candles has a special glow at Christmas as we are reminded of  why we celebrate Christmas, the blessed birth of our Savior Jesus Christ in Bethlehem who is the “Light of the World” and “The Word of God”:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.”John 1:1

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Psalm 119:105

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*A Candle in the Window

Photography: Copyright, JayJacy Photography ©2007-2017 All Rights Reserved – No Reblogs Please. Thanks

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

Christmas 2017 and again, it’s that “most wonderful time of year” and we are about Christmas at home and travel.  It is always exciting to see the “new” and “old” and enjoy this festive season.  We are starting a little earlier this year as the schedule of seasonal events and opportunities for celebration have doubled in our world.  So then, we revisit last year’s lovely favorite image (of images) from our Greenbrier Resort Christmas.

Oh So Charming Christmas Tree

What really makes a charming masterpiece is a Christmas tree decorated in ornaments that tell your story of Christmas. At home, we decorate our trees with heirloom family ornaments collected and handed down over the years and each has its special meaning. Whether ornaments are collectors items of blown glass or crystal, famous artists or handmade, they are precious to us and each year we fill our trees with them as the most important piece of the tree décor. It is always a joy to share with others the story from each piece collected. They tell the story of Christmas in family life.

“I have the ornament
I have the perfect tree
I have a string of lights
 I have a chance to see
Everything that my heart thought could be.”*

As we travel and photograph Christmas, it is wonderful to capture the imagination and collections of others to enhance our own Christmas celebrations.  Whether a Christmas shop, event, hotel, resort, or famous houses, places or neighbor, it inspires us to even more creativity and holiday joy of beholding and capturing it.  It’s oh so charming! Be charmed this Christmas and take in the sights and beauty of Christmas!

Photography: Copyright, JayJacy Photography ©2007-2017 All Rights Reserved
No Reblogs Please. Thanks

* Images photographed at The Greenbrier Resort of their Lobby Tree.  To see more of our images, see our earlier posts under the Categories link and on our HDRCHIC blog.

* This Christmas Day, Trans Siberian Orchestra