Merry Christmas! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël!

Snow in Zakopane

I would like to wish you a very nice Christmas! That you will make a lot of happy memories during these 12 festive days to come, that you will share good times with your loved ones. Let your heart and mind come to peace, feel the magic, and listen to the silence, just like the one we can hear when the world is covered by a layer of thick snow just like on the picture above.

I took this photo in 2009 in November while discovering the town of Zakopane in Poland. For me this image is just so peaceful, beautiful and simple. And I love using it for my Christmas cards. So this year, it is the Christmas card for all my readers.

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Merry Christmas!

Joyeux Noël!


© Solveig Werner 2015. All rights reserved.

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Advent Calendar Day 6: Nikolaus I Still Believe!

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Nikolaus I Still Believe!

Saint Nicolaus Day has always been one of my favourite, favourite holidays! This means that I have books worth of memories that come with it, maybe not books, but I could do a several posts on the subject…

IMG_3889 Wow! What happened here? Outside of our apartment my tiny boots were overflowing with chocolates, mandarines, almonds and nuts, there were some fir branches to decorate the treasures. Saint Nikolaus had filled my polished boots, and he had been very generous (my mother admitted years later that he had help from some of the neighbours). I was never too naughty, never was I punished by the symbolic reception of a whip (like coals in stockings). It was truly magic, and this magic lasted all the way through my childhood until I left home for my studies. This year it will be time to let the magic come back in. But before the tiny blue boots of my daughter will have to be polished, because Nikolaus does not like dirty boots… Continue reading “Advent Calendar Day 6: Nikolaus I Still Believe!”