Here is a message to those who read this blog, and for those whose email addresses have changed or I have managed to lose.
The wishes and thoughts are no more diluted than when wished in the physical medium of a print; they are equally sincere. I hope it is a time for your families and close friends, to relax, slow down and catch up.
Even more than in past years, I am very concerned that we are now living in such a troubled world where it is very difficult to prevent the abhorrent treatment of so many helpless people around the world, most especially currently, those in the Middle East, within the area so inextricably linked with the season we now celebrate.
I created this card and printed it for family members. Do feel free to print it out for yourselves; I am sorry that it will not have the individuality of my handwritten personal signing.
I felt the golden candle was a symbol that might illuminate the Darkness.
Happy Christmas, and may 2017 improve and may it be less daunting than forecast; I sincerely hope so.
Christmas Day 2016