Market Friday's Countdown to Christmas! Fifty One Days and Counting!

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Christmas is coming! I know, I cannot believe it either, but, all the signs are in the air. The Rockettes will be back!! The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is back at Radio City Music Hall for the 2022 Extravaganza! The performances will run from November 18- Jan. 2, 2023. The New York City Ballet will be performing George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, from November 23, 2022, through December 31, 2022. Just so you know, nobody dances for no good reason! Good reasons! There’s dedication, discipline, exercise, showmanship, fun-fun-fun, and my favorite reason of all, the pure joy of it. Hallmark has their own countdown to Christmas with new movies, for all you Hallmark-y people! Yes! Christmas is definitely coming! What is it that you are most looking forward to? I will say up front that family, getting all together. It just doesn't get any better than that.

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Let's just say that you heard it here on #MarketFriday first! Christmas is always such a special time of year, and getting ready for it is a huge part of that. It connects us to those around us as well as our loved ones. I think we can use that this year. It has been so long in coming. The prediction is that decorating will be huge this year and I expect a lot more people to put decorations up outside as well as make their own special pieces to adorn the table or mantle.

It is never too soon to express, to all of you, may what you seek to come forth this coming year, and may the joy of the moment also linger on in your life.


I was just thinking about how I get to take all the fun things out. This is one of those things I love and cherish, especially the memories it evokes. I got it at the Christkindlmarket in Nuremberg, all those years ago. And it is as perfect as the day I bought it. I think they were called the German Candle Pyramid or in German: Weihnachtspyramide. Anyway... I put it together every year, to relive the time when we lived in a little village in Germany, enjoying the beauty and warmth of Christmas there. People and places. Christmas has a way of touching on those beautiful moments.

Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) Join me as we share our markets across the globe. I always look forward to seeing what you send me! It is amazing to see the different markets and cultures of our friends here on Hive.

Step back from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and reflect on the year that is passing us by. We can even add the year we missed. It is the season of tidings of comfort and joy - we are supposed to look for the good in everyone. So, be kind and give it freely. If you don't mind, I would like to start a little early this year.

This was a prize when I found it years ago. I just love it! I have never found another one again, but, then again, I haven't looked online. I found this in a small shop, that catered to Christmas around the world.


No Christmas is complete without a wreath. It’s no secret around the familial circle that I love the charm of seasonal wreaths. Maybe it is the surreptitious meaning. Probably not. In my mind, it’s that circular shape that represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end. The unending circle of life, if you will. There is a certain cozy feeling wrapped up in all that evergreen. It's simple and it makes everything simply delightful. Whether you put yours on the front door or inside the house, a wreath is a beautiful way to get you feeling festive. Personally, I do both. One can never have too many wreaths. I put one on all the inside doors of my house, including the bedroom doors. What an easy way to make an instant holiday!


Sometimes, you don't really have to spend money and #MarketFriday is good with that! We are all about savings! I have had to create my own magic. Decorating the tree is seen as remembering the past Christmases. Baking cookies is something I do so that I can give them and make them with my bigger kids and give them to my friends and neighbors and sometimes assisted living/retirement homes. I do Christmas caroling and go out of my way to get my friends together for some activities; I try not to get caught up in the whole agenda of buying and buying.

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Do something, somewhere, and make that magic. I know you can. Keep delegating those Christmas orchestrations to those around you. Mild depression is a huge problem with people at this time of year. Be cognizant and be kind. If the timing is right, invite someone who will be alone. Who really wants to be alone at Christmas, wallowing in those Childhood memories?

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Four or five years ago, I watched a movie about Mother Theresa, and I was struck by the amount of love that one small woman was able to spread across the world. Not only did she alter the lives of everyone she touched; but, each of them went on to do beautiful things. Love is the power that drives that beauty.

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Love is all around, especially leading up to the Christmas holidays. The media focuses on all the bad; however, there is so much good and beautiful in the world! You just have to train yourself to look for it! Look at any children's performance. Orchestra, dance, chorus, band... look at all the family members crammed in to witness a brief few moments of their child's accomplishment! If that ain't love...Well, I don't know what is!

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You know, it is barely past Halloween and here I am talking about the true meaning of Thanksgiving in my heart and Christmas. That is okay to start early. For me, it's a good time to think about my spiritual, community, and humanist values. How to make this time a meaningful and connecting event. There are people in the community that seem to be left out of it because of their family situation. They may have an illness, be a primary caregiver, or they may be without proper means of transportation. Don’t forget to include these people in your fun. I know you, my friends. Always doing for others. Your kindness doesn't cost you anything more than time and possibly a little extra work, but the value far exceeds what you will ever put into it. Only 51 more days till Christmas!


I do so love the Christmas season. It seems a little bit shinier; a little bit brighter than the rest of the year. The spirit of Christmas prompts people to do caring things for others. It’s that season of loving and giving – not just to those we love, our families and friends, but people seem to reach out to see what they can find. Stretch your heart, to those who see nothing to rejoice in, or to those we know are in desperate circumstances. Reach out and touch someone.

If you look at the poinsettia up close and personal, you see a radiant star, the color of gold, shining from the center. As always, there must be flowers to color my world. #alwaysaflower


I love all that glitters, I love all the inset gold in these ornaments. It’s just not Christmastime without the glitter. Once you release the urge to use sparkle, it has permission to follow you far and wide. I am just waiting to be in the midst of a celebration, glittery charm included. Very soon, I will be unaware of the hint of glitter in my hair, my clothes, or even on my face somewhere, the sun and shine telling the tale. Oh, glitter me Christmas!


Christmas eve means so many things it's hard to define. Phases of emotion correspond with my age. The unsurpassed anticipation as a child... only to be outdone when it was my turn to be the giver to my children. But it's not about the gifts, is it? It's about family and friends, caring and sharing, and most of all, it's about love. ❤️


And just like that, this post is done. I hope you had a good time and learned a little something new. As always, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit, and just remember, #MarketFriday loves you! Thank you for supporting the challenge! Have a fabulous day! Cheers!!


Would it be out of place if I just said, "Merry Christmas, almost." How could I deny any of you hearing those words tonight? Would it even be fair? I thought not.





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Due to the fact of leaving town, this is reposted from a previously posted blog on Hive. The information has been updated.

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You made my day Denise 😊🥰😎
Countdown to Christmas… yay… it started. It is one of my favourite holidays. I always make it cosy and dress up the house, trees, windows and everything that can be decorated hahaha 🤣

Love it. You are early but I soooo don’t mind 😊😎 love seeing pretty pictures from it.
And you did capture some pretty photographs.

Aawww so cool to see the German wooden candle pyramid, it sure brings back some memories.
Some of my family and mother had them too.

Thank you so much for sharing this joy and happiness…
Can’t wait to bake and cook yummy things for Christmas 🎄

Yes, you can say it.
Merry Christmas… almost 😉🎄

My MarketFriday post… takes you to Vermont today: “Market Friday” ~ “Southern Vermont Arts Center - Sculpture Gardens” Manchester VT, my US adventures 😎 🇺🇸

Safe travels and have a wonderful day @dswigle 😊👋🏻
Bigg huggss 🤗🤗🌺🎄😉

I live with Christmas in my heart, all year long. Why wait for December? I love the Pyramid. I bought it n the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt when I lived in Europe. It was so bitterly cold that day, I will never forget it! OMG! I kept drinking the mulled wine, hoping to get warmer, but only got - well, you guessed. Yikes.

The season of joy is ours! :) Thank you for supporting #MarketFriday!

#MrketFriday loves you!

Yes, I think I do too. Love Christmas and all what is related to it. Also to joy and the helping others and make somebody smile. Let’s spread it throughout the entire year 😊😁🤩💃🏻

I visited some Christmas markets in Germany. And all those cute little stalls. And than the mulled wine, Gluhwine… mmmm 😋 yep loved it.
I make it at home every year when it gets colder. It doesn’t have to be Christmas for that hehehe 🤭
Love the spices in the wine.

You are so welcome Denise, always 👋🏻😊
Have a wonderful evening and a great Sunday!
Bigg hugg 🤗🤗💃🏻☃️🎄

Gluhwine. Yes. I had my brain fail when I was writing your comment. :) I was willing my brain to think German and it spat English back at me.


Thank YOU! ❤️

Hahaha happens to me all the time with all the languages muddling up 😊😉
You are welcome 👋🏻😊
Hope your Sunday is wonderful so far Denise 🌺☀️🥰

Yes! I would speak German to the French (How they hated anything that wasn't French!) Yes! Sunday was busy! Now, for the #MarketFriday kind of night!

Hahaha yep I know, anything not French.
I can imagine Denise 👋🏻😊
My days are becoming busier too again.
Have a fantastic new week and enjoy your Monday ☀️🌺🥰

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I keep thinking and wondering why you chose #marketfriday. I mean, something material, when you are made for other feelings, you can easily be the ambassador of Christmas, love, kindness, and flowers (ah, here you are involved).

I've never met anyone so attached to the celebration of Christmas. I'm thinking it must have something to do with your childhood, something from there stuck with you forever. Very nice and useful! It ensures a child's soul forever.
Thank you for reminding us so beautifully of Christmas, what it means and what is good to do. Many of us have forgotten.

The sea is my Christmas, metaphorically speaking... I wrote about the sea this week too.
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That is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said about me, Dan! @bluemoon

To be honest, marketing is in everyone's life, but frequently there is no joy in the task. It is a need rather than a joy. If you can use this to make something worthwhile, perhaps make a little money or get to know others in some way, gain a little understanding of other cultures... now it becomes something else.

Or something like that. :)

You have me there. I love Christmas and it isn't even about presents. I am sure you already know that. My childhood was wonderful, especially at that time of year. The house always smelled of something delicious, the aroma would waft down the hallways, finding its way to us, no matter which corner of the house we were in.

People were nicer, there was singing everywhere you went and people tend to try to help the needy at that time of year. There is never a bad time to help the needy. Because, like Christmas, those feelings should reside in your heart. ❤️

The sea is your Christmas and in many ways, it is mine too. It has always been my place of peace, and probably always will be.

Thanks so much for dropping your link and reading the post, as always! :)

#MarketFriday loves you!

I'm glad, @dswigle, that I said something true about you, as I perceive you from what I see, from what you discuss with other colleagues and me, and from the care you have for others!

Yes, childhood influences so much of our later life. It's obvious that you have only wonderful memories of your childhood Christmas. Unfortunately, Christmas now is far too commercial, when I was a kid I didn't notice that (of course, I didn't have the ability to understand it either).

Wishing you a more than a pleasant new week!

Ohh I do know you love Christmas I have to admit it caught me by surprise Yo see the countdown didn’t realize it was getting so close I really have lost track of time lol

Here is my post for this week

You found me out! I do love Christmas and it even caught me off guard! Last year I started 100 days before Christmas! No kidding. I am so behind! I am the one who is losing track and I didn't even notice!

Thank you so much for being a part of #MarketFriday. I am touched beyond words by your being so dedicated to supporting the challenge. Thank you.

Thanks for dropping the link!

#MarketFriday loves you!

Christmas is indeed in the air. The weather is colder now here in our place. I am always excited for the family get together every christmas no matter what the situation is. It's the most important thing for me.

Oh i love the christmas decors. Always bring joy seeing them.

Dropping here my participation to #marketfriday.

Thank you and have a great weekend

Can you feel it too? I am so glad it is not only me! The weather is still warm here in Washington, DC... unseasonably so. It is warm, but not humid, so I can tell that the cooler temps will be coming soonish. My family gets together also. It is something we all love and look forward to. It is the most important thing, I have to agree with you.

Thank you for dropping the link!

#MarketFriday loves you!

Can you believe it? Where has this year gone too?

Yes, you are right about Christmas being special! And as you say, the media is full of bad news, yet, Christmas is all about good news! And if we just pay attention, we can can still find the good and the beautiful around us!

Thank you for sharing this very special post with us!

You can find my post for this week here...

Enjoy your weekend, @dswigle👍!

I have to agree!! I usually start the countdown at 100 days and hello! it is nearly 50 days!

The season of joy... it really is. We just have to put everything aside and enjoy this time, although truth be told, I celebrate Christmas in my heart all year long. And why not? Glitter me happy.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I found your post up and waiting for me, so I upvoted it last night at 2am and will review it once more. I am enamoured with the protea!! I didnt forget, I was gone three days again last week. I am going to only be gone two days next week. :)

Thank you for dropping the link! I really do enjoy your posts, they are alwys so well done! Thank you for that! Enjoy your weekend also!

#MarketFriday loves you!

Time waits for nobody!

This reminds me of my father. He was one of the most even-tempered people I have ever known. He always seemed to be calm and in control. He was firm and disciplined, yet always kind and friendly.

I remember one of the most valuable lessons he ever taught me...

He said "as long as you can stay ahead of time, you will be in control and you can remain calm. But when time gets ahead of you, you have a problem. That's when things get out of control and chaos sets in..."

He taught me the importance of planning. It comes down to the well-known "plan your work and then work your plan" idea. But it's taking it one step further...

It's about taking ownership...taking responsibility. Planning your work/activities will allow you to take control and remain calm. But it will also allow you to see in advance when you are not going to make it and to take the appropriate action or at least notify other people involved about the situation. It's all about being proactive instead of reactive. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I get the impression this is how you also go through life...?

...although truth be told, I celebrate Christmas in my heart all year long. And why not? Glitter me happy.

I love what you are saying here. It is so true. Christmas is physically celebrated in the world once a year, but it could (should?) be "a state of mind", where we are celebrating this great event all year long!

I love reading your posts too. You clearly have a busy schedule and I take my hat off to you for running this project and taking the time to put in all the effort that you do to make this project what it is. Thank you for doing so👍!

Thank you for the kind words and be safe while you are traveling.

Hello, dear Denise! After reading this, I think I've got the Christmas bug! It is always a special time, but this year I will also be counting the days until my son comes home for a few days.
You've awakened my Christmas spirit so much with this lovely post that I'm going to start getting out the Christmas decorations and of course binge on Hallmark Christmas movies even if my husband rolls his eyes, hehe.

Here is my entry for this week

Hugs 🌸🎄

Haha!!! I started watching the Hallmark Christmas movies in JULY! They start up with the Christmas in July theme!

I think of you all the time with your son here. I haven't said anything because I didn't want to make you sad. I hope he is doing well and I know how exciting it will be to have him home for a few days. I hope he is going home with a classmate for Thanksgiving, that is normal to do on students who live far away. I am sure you have your own countdown and list of things you want to cook for him! :)

I pulled my Christmas out and am deciding what I want to do this year. I have a son coming home too!!! So, it is very exciting!

Thank you for reading and I am glad you enjoyed it. I do love Christmas, but, not the over-the-top presents and such, but the joy of the season, the love, the kindness, the heartfelt thought.

Le sigh.

Thank you for dropping your link!

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July!!! LOL

I miss my son a lot, but I'm happy as he is happy and is doing what he wanted. He loves college. For Thanksgiving, some friends from his school who went to live in Miami a couple of years ago invited him to go and spend it there. But a couple of days ago, he told me that he prefers not to go because many international friends will stay in college and they are making plans to get to know the city that they have not had time to visit because of studying so much.

I am counting the days until he comes, and I think with all the cooking I want to do I will have to start a week earlier hehe.

I'm glad your son will be home for Christmas, we will be busy and happy mothers this Christmas:)

I don't like at all the whole commercial Christmas thing and I've become very Grinch but I love the traditions and the family get-togethers. And being able to bring a smile to the faces of those who have so much less than we do.

Exactly!!!! Christmas should be in your heart all year round, not just for one day or a season. Why are people nice at Christmas and not during the year?

I love that my family is close all year, getting together for Christmas with all of the aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents is something that is special. Did I grow up surrounded by money? If we had it or not, I never knew, it wasn't talked about, we had love and respect and we knew about that. We had what we needed and the rest did not matter.

I am glad he is not going to Miami. Local would be fine, but, he will have a wonderful time! A great place to explore!!

Goodness and kindness should have no season. My family is also very close and now it is a bit more difficult to have big gatherings since many cousins left the country due to the crisis. But those of us who are here, try to get together whenever we can.

I am also glad that he will stay in Chicago this time, he will surely have a good time.

Indeed. We are both blessed in so many ways.

It is 49 days before my son comes home!!!

Woohoo!!! mine will come in 37 days 😄😊

That is awesome!!!

It never ceases to amaze me how early people start preparing for Christmas in your country! Oh, I remember that Star of David Christmas ball of yours. I have never seen anything like it here in Israel. but maybe I didn't look carefully. you are absolutely right: you need to learn to see the beautiful around yourself! link to my post:

Actually, we really don't prepare this early. We won't put anything up until after Thanksgiving, which is November 24 this year. The Philipines wins the prize for that one. They start decorating and celebrating the coming of Christmas in SEPTEMBER! They celebrate during the er months. September, October, November, and December! No kidding!

I love my Star of David Christmas ornament. I am so afraid I will break it one day. I have never seen one again since I got that years ago. The only way to survive in the world we have today is to do exactly that. Learn to see the beauty in the little things, or you will miss out on life. Thank you for reading and for dropping your link!

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wow! I didn't know that about the Philippines! 😮😀 yes, I agree, seeing and enjoying the little things is a great art, otherwise life will pass by!

I actually love it if they really celebrate the joy of the season for four months! Christmas lives in my heart, all year round. As it should. ❤️

Hmmm...the home-baked cookies to be given to kids, friends, neighbors, and retirement homes must be some kind of special and sweet present anyone can ever receive. That was so sweet and generous of you, the true essence of reaching out and touching someone's life.

Do something, somewhere, and make that magic.

Yes, we may not be able to change the world but who knows?! That little act of kindness and a simple smile can change someone else's life. Thank you for reminding us this @dswigle. You have a very beautiful soul. 🥰

Btw, here's my participation for this week's #MarketFriday 😊

That is so kind of you. Thank you so much for your words. We might not be able to change the world, but, what if? Adding the good can only make it better.

Thank you so much for dropping your link!

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Hello Denise and thank you for this article which nicely anticipates the good times to come !

I love the decorations you share with us and I also have a special attachment to the wreath, the idea of the cycle that keeps on going :)

I'm nowhere near that level of preparation, but I did get my train tickets to visit my family, all before they were so expensive ^^

Thanks again and I wish you a great weekend !

Here's my #MarketFriday link :

It is the season of joy. I love it. That is ironic about the wreath, Exactly why I like it. It goes round and round, never really ending, just circles again.

I am overorganized because life is so busy right now, but, I think buying the train tickets already is on top of it. Yay!! Before they go up! I hope you have been having a good weekend, it is mild like the beginning of summer. We have not had any cool weather yet, We are behind schedule.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your words.

#MarketFriday loves you!

The Nutcracker is one of the few Christmas albums that I can listen through the whole thing and it doesn't bug me too much. I have a couple of Christmas albums that are like that, but the Nutcracker is just a classic. I's hard to believe we are already on the cusp of the Holiday season. The time is passing much too quickly as I get older.

Here is my #marketfriday post from yesterday:

I love the Nutcracker and watch it every year. I have to admit, there are so many renditions of the same 8 Christmas songs, it is nauseating - and I Love Christmas!

Thank you!! You remembered. I have to tell you, I am impressed! At first, I saw your name and said, wow! Dude!! Another Market post?

Yeah, you caught me! Thanks so much for dropping your link, Jay! @bozz Much appreciated!

#MarketFriday loves you!

I totally agree on the Christmas song thing. Sometimes the classics are the best. No need to change them. I tend to like newer Christmas songs more than remakes of standards.

What a lovely post, @dswigle! I guess it's not too early to enjoy the coming holidays! I love that you embrace it the moment Halloween has left the building. And you're so right that it is a wonderful time to enjoy light and love and happiness and look for all the good. It's a beautiful season. My family loves Thanksgiving, probably as much as Christmas! I am always a little resistant to the idea of jumping right in when I'm still enjoying the fluttering down of fall leaves, but you've inspired me! I'm jumping in!

Thank you, as always, for inspiring so many people and for running this beautiful community. Here's my link for this week:

It is such a wonderful holiday, I want to enjoy it! Of course, we love Thanksgiving as much too, that is when the barrage of the family comes from all over! It is a festival of love!

I know! I did rush it this year, but, with Christmas in my heart all year long, it just seems right. ;) Come on in, the season is lovely!

Thank you for your always wonderful words and for dropping your link!

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I saw a store started selling Christmas stuff couple of weeks ago here too.
I has a little misadventure at work recently but I still need to eat:

Wow! I am always amazed by how many want to start it before its real-time. They haven't really gotten in the swing yet, Halloween just got over.

Soon though, Closer to Thanksgiving!

Have you had an adventure at work? Do tell! :)

Thanks for dropping the link!

#MarketFriday loves you!

You're welcome. I learned last year that in Philippines , they start counting down from September.

Yes, they do. All the er months. September, October, November, and December. Bizzare, isn't it?

Haha! I saw it coming in and jumped on it! Who could resist? I have never seen anything like it! We just work in the wrong industry, that is all. :)

Thanks so much for taking the time and dropping the link! I forgot to say that I also have unwrapped gifts with no tags on them AND given the wrong gifts out, but, not quite as good as yours.

Excuse my comment on your post that says to drop the link. I should have known once you escaped, you would find your way here! @ellenripley Thank you!

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Thank you Denise. I need to be reminded, so all is good!

Noooo! You are good!!! :)

Hi, @dswigle !
My post for MarketFriday is here>>>

Thank you for dropping the link! I hope you are having a great weekend!

Thanks to you, too!
Have a nice week!

Christmas makes me nostalgic. My children look forward to the decorations and so do I with them. 😊
This is my entry
Greetings! 🤗

Hello! Hello! 😁

It does make one nostalgic! I have childhood memories that warm my heart. I love how beautifully decorated everything is. What is not to love about Christmas!? I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Thank you for dropping your link!

#MarketFriday loves you!
Now even in Israel there are Christmas toys.

Isn't that amazing? There were pretty strict rules between most of the Jewish people when I was growing up, which were respected by most people on both sides. Now, it is all about blending into the world. I guess it depends on where you stand religiously.

Religion was much more regarded growing up. I can say that it gave me comfort as a child, even to this day.

I love Christmas for all the right reasons. I separate the religious aspect of it, as it should have been from the very beginning. It has been a fight since the beginning of time... although when I was a child, it was the religious reason first, then Christmas.

Okay, enough serious stuff. :)

Thank you for dropping the link @maestroali !

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There's a kind of fragrance that comes with Christmas and I smell it, I'm glad Christmas is here again 😁.
This is a link to my #marketfriday post

There really is, isn't there? Christmas is in the air, and I can smell it. Not quite yet, but, it is definitely coming.

Thank you for dropping your link!

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Here in Philippines also we started the Christmas season on September, once the month started "ber" that's it. Nice words to ponder from you @dswigle, it hits me. Stay safe and God bless.

I know!!! I am so jealous that you start early like that! I usually start the countdown at 100 days before Christmas!! This year got away from me.

I do love everything leading up to the very day, and isn't this just such a wonderful time of the year?

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your words.

#MarketFriday loves you!

Indeed, Christmas season is a wonderful time. I remember when I was a kid my Godmother gave me a present and it feels so good when you receive something. I love reading your blogs. I've learned a lot.sending my virtual hugs.

I am glad to hear that. I hope you have a wonderful day!

You're so kind.. thank you. Tomorrow is another day and back to work. Likewise I hope you had a wonderful day there. Stay safe and God bless.

Awww, I almost forget about the countdown. But before, I am really very excited for Christmas. I think this will be the saddest Christmas ever for it is the first time that I cannot be with my sister physically. By the way, I really love the Christmas decors my friend, Denise.

I so love the blending of Christmas colors.
Perhaps on my side I had it with a blend of silver, white, and gold, also a bit of other colors like red, green, and blue. I wish I was as excited as you for the Christmas.

Here is my post for this week’s #MarketFriday :

Do you know I actually thought of you and your sister when I was putting this together? There are so many people here on the platform that their life has changed this year, or last... myself included, and there will be a hole in the holiday.

I can say that although it will be one of the saddest, you hold on tight to the rest of your family and love them a little bit more this year. They are here and I am sure you are all hurting this year. Do it together for your sister.

My excitement is inbred. That is my true nature, all year round. I love the spirit of Christmas and let it guide me all year. My brother is not with us this year, he was taken a little before your sister, so yes. it is tragic.

I will enjoy the colors of Christmas and continue the countdown! My thoughts and prayer go out to you. xoox

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Awww, I !LUV you so much dear friend, Denise. Thank you for remembering me and my sister in your thoughts. I remember back then we had a convo about the time when I had to put up the Christmas tree at home because it is a part of our bonding, starting the first day or first week of September, she usually put up and light the Christmas tree at home. Teary eyed here and I felt sad about a tragic thing that happened to your brother.

I so feel you. Really grateful of your motivation and those words from you are really source of enlightenment. You know, I had dreamt of her last night, she was hugging on me, but after a moment she was gone. I was really crying when I woke up earlier.

Honestly, until now, I am still feeling a deep pain, but I am motivating myself that in time, I would totally accept a painful reality. I must say, this is really one of the hardest things in life. I firmly believe only time will heal but still I am looking at the brighter side of life.

Sometimes, when I am really sad, I often write my emotions. Thank you so much, Denise for your time and attention. Know that you made my day with all your inspiring words. I just hope that I could do it all with a smile.

Have a great day my friend, @dswigle and take care always.

I wish you well and just like you, it is very hard. I have a family and need to make sure I give them proper attention, despite all of the other things. It will not bring him back. I think of him, take the time to be with his family that is left behind.

Keeping busy.Idle hands give me too much time to think. :)

So true. I all agree with your words. Once again, thank you very much dear Denise. I am in awe! Let us stay strong every single day for all our loved ones as we continue to breath for life. Have a nice time and keep safe always.

-Hi there! A blessed morning to you Ma'am @dswigle, how are you? This is my first time to join this wonderful #marketfriday. And I am so glad to share with you my MY HEALTHY MARKET FRIDAY🥬🥦🍎🥒🌶🍍🍊🍌..I hope you enjoy see a glimpse about our local vegetable and fruit market!!!🥰🥰... Thanks a lot for initiating this kind of community activity! Have a blessed and beautiful day! Advance Merry Christmas hehe!!!🥰😍💞-

Welcome to #MarketFriday! I hope you enjoy the community and the posts that are published here. Jump right in and check out some of the other people and have a great time.

I look forward to reading your post. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your words and dropping your post!

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-Have a blessed and peaceful Sunday!💞🌷

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Thank you so much!

That's a lot of bling! 😁

Brings back memories of simpler times... oh to be young again, huh?

Happy Market Friday, angel ❤️

It really is! Doesn't it just blind you? :) I do love the magic of Christmas! You don't have to be young, it is yours to enjoy! Life is so much more joyous with the season of joy around. :)

Hehe... Happy #MarketFriday!!

You know that #MarketFriday loves you!

Greetings dear mam @dswigle

This is my #MarketFriday experience of this week, you may find interesting to read!

I wish you a very blessed Friday and advance Happy Weekend! 🤗❤️💕❤️

Thank you very much for dropping your link @shohana1 I am sure that it will be interesting. I am also looking forward to the weekend!

I hope you have a great weekend also!

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awesome post, I can't wait till Christmas🎅🎅

I know, right? Well, you know I cannot wait for Christmas! I love this time of year. I am already covered in glitter, Shaun! @shaunf

Thank you for dropping the link!

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Wow! So soon! You are counting!
Lovely photos to cheer me up! There’s still hope, I guess.
Things are changing too fast. I can’t catch up!

Stay well and strong as always!

I am counting! It is the only way for me to keep track of all that I have to do! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your words.

I hope all is well with you. Keep up hope. There still is hope. xo

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I wish I had your kind of energy! It’s amazing how much you could manage everyday in your busy life!!

Have a wonderful time!

It's either that or I would be falling so far behind!


Thank you for dropping the link!

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Christmas is a time for sharing and the more days we can enjoy it, the more we will be filled with good energy 😏
This is my publication of the week

I have to agree! I am filled with good energy already! Thank you for dropping the link to your post!

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Happy friday and happy market day maam.
Christmas is fast approcahing but we did'nt have yet our christmas decors ,we don't have yet budget for it hihi.
Anyway ,heres my #marketfriday entry

In the beginning, I only bought a few things every year, there was no budget for it, but, little by little it grows and now I have much.

Inch by inch, its a cinch. :)

It is really approaching fast!

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Hello! Hello!

Thank you for dropping the link!

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Hey it's a beautiful picture ma'am, I like to see it

Oh yes, here's my entry for this friday🙏

Thank you for your words. I appreciate it.

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You're welcome ma'am🙏

We also love #marketfriday

Hello! Thank you so much for dropping your link!

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Beautiful and very positive photos from which immediately breathed a festive mood!

Happy pre-holiday days!

Thank you so much. Merry Christmas in advance! Thank you for dropping your link!

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Thanks to you, too!
I also, in advance, wish you a Merry Christmas!

Ye! The Christmas season is almost here. I didn't have fun last year because I was heavy and battling with premature delivery. But this year, I am so eating everything I see and dancing with my heels.

Let me go and get ready for my groove this season. Your pictures are so lovely. I have so many things to purchase this Christmas season plus it is my baby's first Christmas. I need to make it memorable too.

The baby is little. Although you want to purchase so much, I would keep it simple so that you can enjoy the baby with the festive decorations. They like lights and I would keep it light and purchase more each year- each year they have something new.

This is your year! Have fun with it!

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Christmas celebrations are still a few week away. The market atmosphere and supermall have started selling decorations to celebrate Christmas. Thank you. Happy day.

They have been selling Christmas in the malls for a little while now. It is quickly running towards us!


I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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It is such a great time of year - and we are already seeing xmas gifts and decorations on sale in the shops here - looking forward to it, although we wont go crazy for it until the 1st of Dec ! Than there will be serious cases of tinsilitis in our house !

It is the spirit of Christmas that I really look forward to, although I do decorate early. We have a tree-lighting ceremony on Thanksgiving weekend. Everyone is at the house, my siblings come for the holidays and we are all together, so we have always decorated on the day after Thanksgiving and Saturday we light the outdoor lights and our trees.

I love that they all help us do it! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your words. I hope you have a great weekend!

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The link to me post this week:

Thanks so much for your hard work!

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop the link. Much appreciated. I hope your week has been productive. Enjoy the weekend.

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Wow! The season of love and Sharing is here🥰.

This is my entry

Thank you for giving the post a little attention and for dropping the link! I appreciate it.

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After Halloween, people are now looking forward to the Christmas holidays. Gosh! I cannot believe that it has been only a few weeks and we will welcome a new year also. I'm so excited that you are starting to decorate your beautiful home. Lovely!

Thank you! That is so kind of you. I do love the joy of Christmas, if only for the spirit and goodwill among mankind.

I expect more pictures and posts as the time draws closer. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your words!

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Yet.. It's Christmas time 😊. The countdown began..
Happy MarkeyFriday @dswigle

Hehe! We might as well enjoy it, right!?? The countdown begins!

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Thanks. I'll post mine later 😊

I look forward to it!

Beautiful all this publication, many feelings and nice actions to make paañra these dates.

The photographs and each of your beautiful stories.

One question, I was not clear about this initiative, here we can leave any link related to Friday market or should be about Christmas?

Thank you for your words. In this post, I give the guidelines for the challenge. Any Market post can be used, although mine is just about Christmas this week. That is why you see Christmas.

Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:

Rules of the Road to Join #MarketFriday!

  1. Go to the market, or anywhere that you pay money for a service. It can be a movie, an auction, or even a museum. Wherever money is exchanged for a service or product.
    Take pictures! Be creative!
  2. Tell us a little bit about the market or the event. What brought you there? What did you buy? How much did it cost? Was it expensive? Did it go up or down? A scroll of pictures with few words doesn't usually work.
  3. Post the pictures. Of course, you should tell a little bit about the ones you post, it is too difficult to guess about some.
  4. Use the MarketFriday Community Platform to post (#hive-196308) This is not required but appreciated.
    PLEASE Drop the link into the MarketFriday comment section so I can find it!!
  5. Following me and reblogging the post would be appreciated, but not a rule, more vision for more views on the #MarketFriday posts!
    7. You must put #MarketFriday by @dswigle somewhere on your post.

Celebration is always awesome and it good to see you counting days for the special celebration on the year for you! So beautiful decoration and decoration materials, very fascinating!

I need to be prepare for my market Friday today and I'll go to market asap to collect my moments to share. Have a blessed Friday dear mam @dswigle 🤗💝🥰❤️💖

It's silly, I know, but it is something for all to look forward to. How many days are left? :) The answer is always different, in each post. :)

I am sure your market will be awesome!!

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Once again thank you so much mam for your kind words and support, means a lot to me. I wish you a very blessed life, love you dear mam @dswigle 🤗🥰💝💖💗💓

This are really beautiful photography, those pictures make me smile Christmas. Thanks so much for updating us with such a quality post

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your words. You are welcome. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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Yes o. Thank so much

You are welcome!

Christmas is really around the corner
Just can't wait for that day
Everyone should be preparing for it by now

It is a little early for me, but, I start the countdown in case others are! :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words.

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Merry Christmas in advance 🎉

Here is my entry for this week #marketfriday

Thank you so much. Merry Christmas in advance to you as well! Thank you for dropping your link!

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Merry Christmas in advance 🎉

Here is my entry for this week #marketfriday

Thank you so much. Merry Christmas in advance to you as well! Thank you for dropping your link!

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Merry Christmas in advance 🎉

Here is my entry for this week #marketfriday

Thank you so much. Merry Christmas in advance to you as well! Thank you for dropping your link!

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Merry Christmas in advance 🎉

Here is my entry for this week #marketfriday

Thank you so much. Merry Christmas in advance to you as well! Thank you for dropping your link!

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