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20/12/2017

Advent Calendar... and Merry Christmas!






If everything goes well, the first Christmas guests will arrive tomorrow. I will not be able to spend much time online and have decided to post now all the photos of my Advent Calendar... and to wish you a merry Christmas. Thank you for the lovely year spent together! New adventures await us in 2018. :)






Kiitos kuluneesta vuodesta, rakkaat lukijat. Kiitos ihanista postauksistanne ja mielenkiintoisista kommenteistanne. Joulu on jo aivan lähellä, enkä ehdi kovin usein koneelle. Koetan kuitenkin käydä lukemassa joulupostauksianne.






Sää täällä Itä-Suomessa on ollut pilvinen koko joulukuun. Valoisimmat näistä kuvista onkin otettu jo aikaisemmin. Monet kuvat voivat olla teille jo tuttuja... paitsi ensimmäinen ja viimeinen. Innostuin taas leikkimään kuvankäsittelyä. :)






Christmas cards, ornaments, wintry landscapes... Some of the photos have been edited. It's such fun! :)














Lumi on jo peittänyt kukat laaksosessa,
järven aalto jäätynyt talvipakkasessa.
Varpunen pienoinen, syönyt kesäeinehen,
järven aalto jäätynyt talvipakkasessa.

Pienen pirtin portailla oli tyttökulta:
– Tule, varpu, riemulla, ota siemen multa!
Joulu on, koditon varpuseni onneton,
tule tänne riemulla, ota siemen multa!

Tytön luo nyt riemuiten lensi varpukulta:
– Kiitollisna siemenen otan kyllä sulta.
Palkita Jumala tahtoo kerran sinua.
kiitollisna siemenen otan kyllä sulta!






Sparven flög till flickans fot, flög på glada vingar:
– Gärna tar jag kornet mot, kornet som du bringar.
Gud skall än löna den, som är här de armas vän.
Gärna tar jag kornet mot, kornet som du bringar.










Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.






Vuoden pimein aika on pian saavutettu ja sitten mennään taas valoa kohti.






Gloria in excelsis Deo







God Jul!

Feliz Natal!

Buon Natale!

Hyvää Joulua!

¡Feliz Navidad!

Crăciun fericit! 

Merry Christmas!

Frohe Weihnachten!









38 comments:

  1. A very Merry Christmas to you too, and thank you for sharing your beautiful festive photographs. X

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  2. Have a wonderful time with your guests, Sara. Miriam and I send you our very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year and we will look forward to your many beautiful blog posts in 2018.

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  3. Beautiful photos,dear Sara!Merry Christmas!Feliz Natal!

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  4. Merry Christmas, dear Sara. God Jul.
    Have a wonderful time with your family and friends. Your Advent calendar photos are so lovely. Looking forward to seeing more of your talented photography in 2018.

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  5. Mesmerising photos in your advent calendar, Sara. Happy Christmas to you, your family and your visitors. I look forward to your return to blogging in 2018. I trust that it will be a year filled with only the happiest of surprises.

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  6. Beautiful photos, Sara, full of holiday atmosphere. Looks like you are all set for the big day. Happy Holidays!
    Amalia
    xo

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  7. Hyvää Joulua sinulle Sara!
    Aivan ihania lumikuvia!!

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  8. Sara, your crib looks so cozy! Many compliments for all these photos.
    Best wishes to you and your family...have a blessed time.
    Awaiting next year's photos...
    Luisella

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  9. Dear Sara,
    your photos are very romantic and magical. I love your posts.
    I wish you very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Many greetings and big Hugs ... Dorothea 🎄💗

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  10. Todella kauniita kuvia.
    Mitä ihaninta joulun aikaa sinulle Sara.

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  11. Dear Sara, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. Enjoy the coming days and especially Christmas Eve. Thanks a lot for all the beautiful pictures :)

    Greetings Kathrin

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  12. May all the sweet magic of Christmas conspire to gladden your heart and filled every desire.

    Merry Christmas dear friend.

    Big hugs

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  13. Oh this is so lovely news that your first guest is about to arrive dear Sara!!!

    hope you enjoy your time with the loved one much more :)
    i will be missing my son sooo much!

    these photos are absorbing ,you are such magician that cast spell over my senses each time ,love you my friend!

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  14. Ihastuttava ilo mielelle tämä sinun kalenterisi, jota olen seurannut instan puolella! Onnellista joulunaikaa sinulle Sara <3

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  15. Nautinto nähdä tunnelmallisia kuviasi ❤️
    Ihanaista joulunaikaa sinulle ja läheisillesi 🎄
    Kiitos joulutervehdyksestä ❤️❤️❤️

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  16. En riktigt God Jul till dig Sara!

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  17. What a wonderful post enjoyed it very much. Enjoy your guests and have a very Merry Christmas, Sara. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  18. Wonderful Christmas photos. Have a great Christmas!

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  19. Merry Christmas Sara! The pictures are beautiful as always! you have a gift to find and capture the beauty.

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  20. Hyvää joulua sinulle Sara! Jälleen kauniita ja tunnelmallisia kuvia.

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  21. Riemullista joulua Sara, kiitos sykähdyttävistä kalenterikuvista! Niitä voi ihailla, vaikka joulukuu kohta loppuu! Hyvää tulevaa vuotta!

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  22. Ihania kuvia! Rauhallista joulun aikaa sinulle!

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  23. Sara, love your photo 22.12.
    May you and your loved ones have a merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2018!

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  24. Sara, thank you for your christmas wish on my other blog (moments frozen in time). I came here to wish you also a nice Christmas. I love all your photos so much! Thanks for sharing yours. xxxx Aritha

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  25. Hyvää joulua 🎄 Te deseo una Feliz 🕯⛄ Navidad Sara.
    Beautiful post We will continue another year sharing, friend.
    Besos 🙅

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  26. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    Have a wonderful time with your guests, and thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  27. Lindas imagens. Feliz Natal.

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  28. Bellissimo post tantissimi auguri di Buon Natale

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  29. Craciun Fericit! Merry Christmas!! :) :) :) So lovely and very inspired by your thoughts: "Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind."
    Always to cherish love, hope and all the best for soul and mind, indeed! Happy Holidays!

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  30. Ihana kuva sinitiaisesta. Mukavaa tapaninpäivää, Sara.

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  31. Quanta neve soffice! Qui ne è caduta di pesante che ha fatto solo danni.

    Ti auguro delle buone feste e una buona giornata :)

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  32. I hope your Christmas was lovely, Sara and the New Year brings much happiness to you and those you love. Thank you for sharing your beautiful blog with us. xo Karen

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  33. Magical! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  34. Beautiful pictures of the snow, Sara. I don't get to see it here, unless I drive about an hour away, so I enjoyed your pictures. I hope the new year is filled with much happiness for you.

    ~Sheri

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