Sending My Thoughtful Wishes Your Way

My dear little Friends,

Sending thoughtful wishes your way in the hope you know the joy and treasures that come with the Christmas season. Make each day of this Christmas season count by spending time with family and friends. Share the happiness and I share mine with you:

Friendship cannot be bought by money. I am lucky that I am rich with friends like you. This makes celebrating Christmas more meaningful!

Let us celebrate the ultimate gift of Jesus’s birth That we were all given this Christmas. May you all have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New 2018!

Love you all,

Yours Film Director

Saint Nicholas and Toys

Ho-ho-ho, my dear little Friends,

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Did you find anything today under your pillow or in your shoes, or somewhere else? So, you were good all last year! Well-done!

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In every country there is their own Santa or Nicholas who comes to children, while they are sleeping, and leave some presents for them.

Hope many of you know that his name is of Greek origin and means “victor of people”. It suits him, right? Perfectly.

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Some of you might still doubt whether he existed.  Nicholas was born in Patara in A.D. 270 and served as Bishop of Myra, both seaport towns off Turkey’s southern coast where he lived all his life (and died in 345).

St. Nicholas’s anonymous gift-giving originated in his hometown of Patara in Turkey.  According to ancient tradition, the young Nicholas secretly threw three bags of gold coins through the window of a widower father and his three daughters on three consecutive nights to help them. His anonymous nocturnal gift-giving has continued in many countries to today, including being translated into Santa’s visits.stock-photo-dalmatian-puppy-ceramic-statue-and-penguin-toy-on-black-background-750861118

My dear little Friends, your dreams and wishes might come true today because you found something what you wanted under your pillow:

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Have a lovely St Nicholas Day!

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P.S. All photos used in my post are available for purchase and download at Ann AnRo’s profile on shutterstock

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Have a lovely weekend!

Yours Ann

 

Spread the Holiday Joy

Hello, hello, my dear Friends! Don’t you feel that Christmas spirit is chasing you. I do. Today I got a new promotion code to have a BIG 20% DISCOUNT FOR EVERYTHING in my shop, let’s have a look what I can offer to you today:

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“Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” Oren Arnold

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“Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.” ~ J. C. Penney

Christmas to me is the reason to spread joy to this world. Just for a second I would like to turn this very often cruel world into a little island of kindness, happiness, warmth and forgiveness. The ideal world where I can see no war, no deaths, no illness, no betrayal, no cheating, no lies…you may call it Utopia, however, I believe that it exists down deep in every your heart, you still dream about it and sometimes even witness it. Let us make this Christmas special and present each other a little piece of joy. It is not necessary to be something materialistic, it can be just a smile, a word or a deed. Anything you want, anything you can. Christmas Spread Joy Challenge, what do you think? As to myself I am going to present you something which is very dear to me, my own piece of joy, my new video that is born in this moment and will be presented to you in my next post. I invite you to join this Challenge and SPREAD YOUR JOY! Let us make SOMETHING UNIQUE THIS 2016 PASSING BY, are you in???

“I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!”

 Carolyn Wells

Love you all,

Yours Ann

Art Takes Nature As Its Model

Art takes nature as its model. (Aristotle)

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Because the landscape has always been an integral part of my life, I have developed a deep sense of belonging to nature rather than feeling apart from it or above it.

(Clyde Aspevig)

Have you developed your sense of belonging to nature???

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL WHO CELEBRATES TODAY!

Do not forget that we are belong to our Mother Nature!

Love you all,

Yours Ann

Why Do You Like Summer?

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I felt that I did not pay enough attention to her Ladyship Summer, I guess it’s because I am not on vacation yet. Now time to talk about summer and bring to mind why do we all like summer? Or perhaps not all of you like this hottest, craziest and sunniest period. Do not be shy, any opinion is welcome!

In case you would like to know why do I like summer, take a look here:

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“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.”
―Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Happy Summer! So, why DO YOU LIKE SUMMER?

Yours Ann

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What’s Your Name? (Competition)

My name is Ann and yours? This phrase plays an important role in every day’s life. It has a profound effect on everyone. Especially if you have an unusual name, which might be not clear from the first pronounce. It may even lead to some confusion (in case you still don’t remember his/her name) or a smile at someone’s face. Nevertheless, it is a powerful way of successful communication.

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Every name is unique as its owner. In my country it is not so popular to celebrate name days, however, in Europe and other part of the world it is a wide known reason to have a party with some presents. People cannot be satisfied with only one day per year celebration (birthday), so they came to the conclusion that they need an extra one. Surely, I know that the custom originated with the Catholic and Orthodox calendar of saints, where believers, named after a particular saint, would celebrate that saint’s name day.

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There are really name ways to celebrate your nameday and every country competes for the most extravagant. Unfortunately, I heard only about quite typical traditions including exchange of greetings and presents for this day. I believe it could be nice to witness a very bizzare tradition of celebration with some kind of smashing cakes like Americans do for their birthdays, or “bumps” given to kids at their birthdays in UK, or in Jamaica, a person can expect to have his or her special day celebrated by having copious amounts of flour thrown at them from friends, family and occasionally random onlookers alike, or in Hungary (as well Ukraine), where following the opening of the presents all tug on the earlobes of the lucky birthday boy or girls and etc. It can be pretty nice to establish some particular traditions for namedays as well. What do you think, my little Fellows? Any weird ideas? How do you celebrate your nameday or birthday (if celebrate)? And what does your name mean?

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I’d love to hear your stories…please, please! And the most interesting answers will get a reward, one of the postcards presented in this post upon your choice for free! How about it? Aren’t you interested? The winner will be announced next Friday, June 8, in the beginning of my next scheduled post. Your reward will be delivered to you via post on the address provided to me personally (secrecy guaranteed)!

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Happy weekend!

Love you all,

Yours Ann

HAPPY ST. NICKOLAS DAY!!!

ST. NICKOLAS DAY

Dear Friends, let me greet you with this wonderful day and hope you can find many sweet surprises in your shoes or under pillows! I celebrate this day a bit later, since I am an Eastern Orthodox, but most of you celebrate this day today! It is a really very warm holiday before Christmas and may St. Nicholas gifts you and your family lots of happiness and joy …Wishing that your St. Nicholas Day be filled with kindness, generosity and love! 

Happy St. Nickolas Sunday!

Yours Ann