Happy Christmas from Windows into History

Windows into History

800px-George_Henry_Durrie_-_Going_to_Church Going to Church, by George Henry Durrie, 1853

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.” (Marjorie Holmes).

Happy Christmas, and I hope you enjoyed the Christmas History series over the last 24 days.  Normal service will be resumed in a couple of days, with some “Snippets” to end the year, and then the start of a new journal article at the beginning of January.

Thank you everyone who has read and enjoyed my articles about old travel journals, history snippets, creepy history and Christmas history series etc etc this year.  Windows into History has only been going for six months, but we are already approaching the 150th post, and I have been delighted with all the many comments and likes and followers in such a short space of time.

So, onwards into 2016…

Happy Times and Places.

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On The Christmas Day This Little Tree Will Light Your Way

Through Open Lens

Light Your Way

F/ 22.0, 30.0, ISO 100.

Day 359 / 365

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

Frostbite.

Interesting Fact: The Christian ecclesiastical calendar contains many remnants of pre-Christian festivals. Christmas includes elements of the Roman feast of the Saturnalia and the birthday of Mithra.[51] The Chronography of 354 AD contains early evidence of the celebration on December 25 of a Christian liturgical feast of the birth of Jesus. This was in Rome, while in Eastern Christianity the birth of Jesus was already celebrated in connection with the Epiphany on January 6.[52][53] The December 25 celebration was imported into the East later: in Antioch by John Chrysostom towards the end of the 4th century,[53] probably in 388, and in Alexandria only in the following century.[54] Even in the West, the January 6 celebration of the nativity of Jesus seems to…

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Nails Of The Day!

Polished by Amy

Hi loves!

I hope your Monday has been treating you  well. I wanted to share my newest manicure of the week. I started by adding tips because I missed my longer length. I then added a gel overlay (Gelaze Topcoat) because I did NOT want to play around with around with acrylics. I then choose Liquid Leather from China Glaze as a base and added some fun nail art!


I had no idea in mind when it came to the design (as usual), so I just picked up a white and silver striper and got started. I’m slightly obsessed with line work if you couldn’t tell, haha!

Thank you all so much for stopping by! I hope your day is fabulous; love and light! 🙂

XX, Amy

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