I took these pictures of Santa’s House on the Rehoboth, Delaware boardwalk, where children visit Santa every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas. My four-year old grandson has enthusiastically embraced the concept of Santa Claus, especially the part about him bringing toys to good children, and his excitement has filled me with Christmas spirit. There’s nothing like having a small child around to better appreciate the holidays.
Photos copyright Adele Downs 2018
I took these pictures of Santa’s House on the Rehoboth, Delaware boardwalk, where children visit Santa every weekend from Thanksgiving ’til Christmas. My three-year old grandson is just beginning to grasp the concept of Santa Claus, especially the part about him bringing toys to good children, and his excitement has filled me with Christmas spirit. There’s nothing like having a small child around to better appreciate the holidays.
The greatest event in my personal life in 2014 was the birth of my first grandchild. He’s the light of my life and the center of his parents’ world, and that’s how it should be. In the spirit of loving the child and celebrating his first Christmas, my daughter created paintings on canvas for her home and mine, using imprints of her infant’s hands and feet. The nose on the reindeer was made with his thumb! We will treasure these keepsakes for many years.
I loved the pictures they created so much that I took photographs and added text on Photoshop. The results are digital Christmas cards for my readers, friends, and followers from my family to yours. I hope you like these digital cards, because I made them with you in mind. “)
Perhaps you’d like to create holiday keepsakes like these with your children. Though you can use paper, my daughter bought pre-cut canvas and non-toxic paint from the craft shop. The canvas will last for decades, preserving our memories of baby’s first Christmas.
I greatly appreciate you reading my books and following my blog. Enjoy the holiday season!
Spring has officially arrived! I’m anxious to restart my trail walks, eat lunch outside in the sunshine, and enjoy the scent of flowers. Winter in Pennsylvania brought over 60 total inches of snow that largely kept me indoors. Fortunately, I write inside my home office, and was able to complete two new novellas during the coldest months. Promotion for my short story KISSING HER COWBOY kept me busy between my hours of writing.
I’m very happy to announce that Boroughs Publishing Group contracted NATURALLY YOURS. The tagline is: Who will save the man that saves the world? It’s about a war-weary paramedic who must save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart. The cover art department and my editor are whipping the book into shape for mid-2014 release. NATURALLY YOURS will sell for $2.99. I’ll post more information as it becomes available. I hope my readers love this story as much as I do.
Another highly anticipated spring event is the birth of my first grandchild! Grandbaby boy is due May 18, 2014. The doctor says he and my daughter are perfectly healthy, which is the best possible news. When I wasn’t snowed-in this winter, I spent free time shopping for baby things and planning all the wonderful ways I intend to spoil him. One of the first things on my to-buy list after he’s born is a stroller. I want to take him along all the beautiful walking trails of Pennsylvania on the days I babysit. Here’s a picture of my grandbaby at 22 weeks. His head and features are fully formed. Isn’t technology amazing?