Category Archives: Christmas

Merry Christmas, Jesus

Merry Christmas, Jesus

16 So they went in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the Baby as He lay in the manger. 17 And when they had seen this, they made known what had been told them about this Child, 18 and all who heard it were astounded and wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them and pondering them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as it had been told them.

Luke 2:16-20 Amplified Bible (AMP)

CREATIVE TUESDAYS—AN OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS & A RED COAT

CREATIVE TUESDAYS—AN OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS & A RED COAT

Creative Tuesdays’ theme is “An Old World Christmas”.

My Christmas scene includes a wooden reindeer on button wheels with a Mommy bunny dressed in a 1950’s-style red coat who is cradling her baby. That’s old world enough for me.

This scene also reminds me of my mother who I love and appreciate more and more the older I get. I don’t know how many more Christmas’ we’ll share, but I pray for at least another thirty years.

A 1950's Old World Christmas - Copyright Tracy Campbell

A 1950’s Old World Christmas – Copyright Tracy Campbell

The red coat I painted also reminds me of a Christmas Eve from a very, long time ago.

***

“Please, Mom, let me open just one gift tonight.”

She sighed. “Only one.”

I snatched my biggest gift from under the Charley Brown Christmas tree. Off flew the ribbon, the paper, and the bow.

“Yippee!” I darted to the living room window and stared out into the dimly lit street.

The wind yipped.

“Can I go for a walk?” I asked, jamming my arms in the sleeves.

Mom shook her head. “Zip it up.”

“Mom, please!”

“I meant, zip up the coat.”

I giggled. “Thanks, Mom, you’re the best.” I squeezed her waist so tight she gasped.

The side door slammed behind me.

Snow crunched beneath my boots.

The wind howled, making the falling snow swirl in a dance under the beaming street lights.

I ran my fingers down the side of the hood. Who cares if it’s fake fur, I love it!

With a frozen grin, I sprinted up and down the street for hours.

***

That red coat was the best Christmas gift I ever received.

Okay, it was the second best Christmas gift. The first was when I accepted God’s greatest gift, His Son, Jesus.

And since Christmas is a time for gift giving, here’s a gift from me to you—a free coloring page that you could color or paint to give to your mom or another special woman in your life.


After all,

“There are only two seasons of joy in a year . . . Christmas & Mother.”

But hurry, this offer expires December 31, 2015 at midnight.

May your Christmas be bright and merry,

Tracy

P.S. In order to receive “better-than-Hallmark-quality greeting cards” in time for Christmas, the last day to order is this Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by midnight. Click the highlighted link and you’ll be swept into my whimsical shop. See you there! 

P.P.S. For more inspiring art, visit Creative Tuesdays’ blog.

CREATIVE TUESDAYS–AN OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS & A RED COAT first appeared on Tracy Campbell’s blog.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…With a Twist

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…With a Twist

Curled up in front of the fireplace all cozy and warm, I glanced out the window at new fallen snow. Bright, orange flames shot up our chimney lickety-split. Wood crackled and popped, while pine-scented smoke wafted all through our country farmhouse.

In just two days, Christmas Eve will have arrived, and then I’ll head off to church to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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Just In Time for the Holidays: Three Christmas Cards Revealed

Just In Time for the Holidays: Three Christmas Cards Revealed

Hello, people!

Matilda
Tracy’s Marketing Maven

Did you miss me?

Come on, admit it. I won’t tattle.

Good. Now I can begin.

Today, I’ll present three Christmas cards to round out Tracy Campbell’s Premier Collection. Once you’ve finished gawking, I’ll reveal more about her artistic journey, and then—-.

Hee hee, you have to wait!

Drum roll, puh-leeze!

I present the final three greeting cards.

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My Christmas Poem – The Night Before Christmas

My Christmas Poem – The Night Before Christmas

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