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Deep in Your Heart Year-Round by TeaPhotography Deep in Your Heart Year-Round by TeaPhotography
Probably last holiday photo... had a few more, of a variety, but it's getting late.
This is a good last one, [and perhaps I'll start early with the others... :aww: ]

It was the first time in a long time that we put up the "big tree" as it just too hard, plus with all the cats, though given all of them, they aren't too bad. ;)

However, we wanted to make the most we possibly could out of our first Holiday in our new home since moving... :aww:

We really did all we could to enjoy it. :)
Lots of homemade Winter soup, and good holiday movies. :aww:

It was, and IS not about the presents or the number of them-- as you can see we only had/have few...
and we are always so grateful. :heart:
Many have far less.

It is about the joy of just being able to BE, and live, and be glad with what we ARE able to have.
It is about friendships, companionship, family... even if they are many many miles away....
and about love, joy, and that daily peace- the inner-peace, and HOPE for peace in the world.

Sometimes, some people do get depressed after the Holidays...
Maybe cause some of the magic seems to fade, or family departs.


But, depending on whatever anyone might acknowledge or celebrate during the Holiday Season,
perhaps by trying to keep the Spirit of all that is positive and joyous, Deep in Your Heart Year-Round, might bring a smile or two, to remember the Holidays at ANY time, until it is time again...
:heart: :holly:





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It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's never too late when it means so much:hug:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
:love:
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Kimantha333 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
This year wasn't as good for us, even with our son having it as his first. Just too much happening, not enough money, and time to make things as special as they should have been for him. Luckily he won't remember it.

As for the kitties, only Zoey has a penchant for nibbling on the lowest branches. A friend's newly adopted girl tried to climb, and knocked over thier tree, breaking several of the handmade ornaments that thier now 40 some year old children made. Very sad.
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
It is not too late, the magic of the Holidays is not entirely gone, yet!
I hope you have had a nice Christmas day and peaceful Holidays with Scott and your dear pets! :hug: Beautiful image! :heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
The magic should stay with us always, shouldn't it! :huggle:

We really worked on focusing to make it a pleasant first one in our new location. :aww:
Thank you my very dear friend! :rose: :heart:
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a wonderful photo! I love what you wrote too. It is so very true. It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas just enjoying your new home and your family and the love you share. No present can make up for that! A lot of people (myself included) sometimes forget that so many people do have far less. I think a lot of people do get depressed at Christmas because they expect all these things are going to make them happy but they really don't. Because of the economy, we buy a lot less and I don't miss the presents at all. I didn't mean to go on and on, I just think this is such a beautiful photo and beautifully expressed sentiment too! :icontinyheartsplz:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you Cecilia, I really appreciate it, both on the photo and with regard to what I wrote, because it is in the whole of it all, that it is so very meaningful for me. [I don't mind that you "went on" as I tend to, plus I never mind to read what others think, as how else can you get to know them more? :) ]
I think that YES, what you said is definitely a big reason why a lot of people do get depressed at Christmas. So true! Expectations... and then there's just a let-down.
I think without so much of all of "that" it actually should help in focusing on what is really more important. And then maybe one can focus on these such things at other times of the year. :aww:

Thank YOOOOU for sharing. :heart:'s
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cowboyB0B Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this! It's so neat. i love the message too! I really hope you had a great holiday :aww:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
You know, we really did make it a pleasant one, thanks! :hug:'s
And of course, you too! :aww:
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SCT-GRAPHICS Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Nice reflective shot!!!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you! :boogie:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So magical ! :love:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
hee, hee, thanks! :heart:
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hikarisoulmanga Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i wish to keep the spirit alive and joyous.. even though without the wonderful tinsels and decorations..

sometimes it's lonesome but having christmas with the family seems joyous enough.. or just sending me greetings..
and seeing people smile on christmas eve.. seems .. enough. :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I wish to do it to do it, too... it really isn't as easy as I make it sound or anything... without the physical "magical tools" of the lights and tinsel etc.,

And so it's trying to get beyond that and into the meanings that all of these "things" represent for us. :aww: That's the "real magic" - at least, I think or believe. :)

Oh and you are right, that holidays can very often be a lonesome time for many...

for me it has been years since I have spent them with my actual family... my parents are sad every year that they can't see me for Christmas.
I have never even seen my nieces open the tiny things that I have to send them through the mail, instead.

Our Christmases are very small, exceptionally humble, but at least I have someone with me, who doesn't see family either... and we have tried harder each year to make the best of it... together. :aww:
Yes, it's enough. Learning to be grateful for enough. It's a gift!
:heart:

Smiling on Christmas eve... that's lovely too...
Thank you. :aww:
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hikarisoulmanga Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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ChibiAllenX Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At first I thought the tree was upside down then I I looked at it more and saw the truth~! :3 it's very beautiful! ^^
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
:lol: Aha! It's what you were supposed to think at first. Good! :aww:
Yes, you saw the truth, that's good, I'm glad you looked further, how cool of you!
I'm glad you think it's beautiful, that's just.... so lovely of you! :heart:
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ChibiAllenX Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 Your picture worked! =D Good job with the illusion! ^^ Absolutely wonderful job with that part! =D and the lighting and position! ^^
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, :lol: That's great! Gosh, thanks again. :heart:
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ChibiAllenX Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=D You're welcome~
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seven-s Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Awesome holiday shot and well said.:):rose:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thanks Seven, and I do appreciate that. :aww:
It's some things I contemplate much on. :nod:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We downscaled too.. nice Tea :hug:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, understandable! Thanks, Dave. :hug:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dearest Tea.... YOU are SO special!!! I love everything you have said above - because of the way you have said it, and because its TRUE... Bless you, what a wonderful "mantra" "Deep in your heart year-round"..... I hope that's where I will find you and my other "special friends"!!!!! :iconloveyouplz:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
:aww: Mel! It is good to see you!
Yes... I am happy you enjoyed this concept so dear to me!
That is wonderful, and yes, I hope to see you more in this coming year! :hug:'s
Thank you! :rose:
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Thanks!!!
Will be back in Portugal at the end of the weekend - and will be posting more work next week... Was good to be with my Mum on her birthday yesterday - and also get some good things "vibrating" for the future.... :bounce: :rose: :hug:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is so lovely you got to be with your Mum for her b-day!
:aww: I'm so happy to hear it.
Safe trip back, though, and I'll see you more then!
Happy to hear there are good things for the future... knew there would be.
:hug:
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