The Gate of the Year

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Printing the preamble to this lovely little poem on New Year’s Eve is a tradition here at The Christian Gift. Written more than 100 years ago, The Gate of the Year gained recognition during the early years of World War II when King George VI quoted it during his 1939 Christmas message to the people of … Continued

Merry Christmas

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Wishing you a joyous Christmas and happiness in the new year. Thanks for visiting The Christian Gift!

Newport at Christmas

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Newport, Rhode Island is a lovely spot. Though I’ve been wanting to visit in December for a couple years in order to photograph the holiday scenes, I’ve not had an opportunity to do so until this year. It did not disappoint! One of my favorite images from this shoot is the little fisherman’s shack off … Continued

Christmas Toffee

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I sampled some of my sister-in-law’s Christmas toffee a few weeks ago. It was excellent! She shared the recipe with me; I was surprised to see what the base is made of. Simple and delicious. Now my turn to share with you! Christmas Toffee 4 ounces saltine crackers (1 sleeve is usually about right) 1 … Continued

Silent Night

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Here in my neck of the woods, we’ve had quite a bit of snow already. Since the last few Decembers in Southeastern New Hampshire have been mostly snow-free with fairly moderate temperatures, the cold and snow so far this month have taken a little getting used to – and my “Christmas Project” photo shoots have … Continued

Paws Off

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My sweet kitty is nearly 17 years old. She still loves the Christmas tree; one of her favorite places to hang out is underneath it when the lights are on. You’ll often find her sound asleep there this time of year. She has her own stocking, which Santa seems to have filled early this time … Continued

Nubble Light

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There’s a very good chance you’ve seen a photograph of Nubble Light somewhere along the way. This picturesque lighthouse on Cape Neddick in York, Maine, is often photographed – and along with Portland Head Light a little further up the coast, probably considered to be quintessentially “New England.” Last evening, there was quite a crowd … Continued

View From the Sky

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I had the opportunity a few days ago to take to the skies for a photography flight over central Florida. Since my brother is a pilot (and always willing to accommodate my desire to shoot from the air), I’m usually treated to a flight when I visit him. This time around, I saw something I … Continued

The Grinch Sees the Light

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It’s that time of year….time to break out the classic Christmas programs and enjoy them all over again. It’s a wonderful moment when the Grinch has his epiphany about Christmas.