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Thursday, 26 December 2019

A SPECIAL DELIVERY



 TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.....

Santa and his reindeer had already been around the world delivering parcels for good little girls and boys,

when out of the blue-!

He remembered that he had
ONE MORE
SPECIAL DELIVERY TO MAKE
TO CANADA

and since Santa had already given the elves and the reindeer the rest of the night off,
he decided to make the journey, by himself on foot!

He set out with a small sled loaded with
packages and trudged from the North Pole through the Yukon and was now in
Northern British Columbia when
he suddenly realized that he might actually be lost!
Uh Oh!
Rudolph (with his nose so bright)
had been born with a natural GPS in his snout,
whereas
Santa nose just looked like a cherry and was otherwise useless
 in getting him
from point A to point B
Yet Santa was undeterred!
"I KNOW I'll find Vancouver if I just keep moving south!" Santa said to himself with a sigh

Santa had an important job to do
and thus, 

he was determined to get-'er  done!
His sled was spilling over with special gifts 

for a certain someone, and he was going to get them delivered to their destination 
on Christmas Eve 

 even if it meant-
(gasp!)

asking for directions!



But whom to ask?????
Just then
Santa saw something twinkling in his eye
someone he thought he knew,
could it be...?!

Yes it Was!!!

The iceman cometh!  
 

Santa was Saved! 


"Ho Ho Ho!"
said Santa
"Do you know the way to Vancouver, Mr. Iceman?
I need to get there Fast,
and I was wondering if you know the quickest route?"
"Indeed I do!" said the Iceman
"Do you see these pine cones on the snow, Santa?"
"Yes I do!" Santa replied
 "Well, just  follow this trail of pinecones and you'll be in Vancouver 

before the moon is high in the midnight sky!"







"Ho Ho Ho!"
said Santa merrily

"Thank You, Mr. Iceman:
you're a really cool guy!"
and touching his finger
aside his nose,
off down the trail
 Santa did go!
"You're Welcome Santa 
and oh,
by the way....,
THANK YOU
 for my new Air Conditioner,
and the new 'FROZEN' Disney dvd that 

were on my Christmas List! "
yelled the Iceman, 
as he waved Santa, goodbye.
 
"And REMEMBER- FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF PINE CONES!"

"I WILL!"

said Santa with great relief.
And away he went
finally headed in the right direction.

And so it was that
 record time and before he knew it,
Santa was in Vancouver, Canada, 

with his very special delivery, still in tow. 
He had written down the address before he'd left 
the North Pole 
and pulled it out of his pocket just to double check. 
"Yup! this is the place" he said to himself.
Then laying his finger aside his nose
 up onto the roof he flew, 
then the down the chimney he slid, 
dragging the heavy sled behind him.  
To be honest,
it was a bit of a tight squeeze and when he'd thought about it later, he realized that he could've just left the sled on the front porch, 

but hey...!
 what's done is done!  

He deposited all the gifts he had been transporting, under the Christmas tree
and was headed home again before you could say

"Bob's your uncle!"

"High Ho High Ho it's home from work I go!"
Santa whistled happily to himself as he headed back to the North Pole.


And so that's how the
SPECIAL DELIVERY
for
Elizabeth
from
Birgit in Germany
Actually Happened~

honest!😉



"WHAT'S THIS!?"
said Elizabeth with great wonder
 when she discovered the package of surprise packages under her tree.
"Could this be from Birgit?"
"I must open it right now and see!"

and of course
It WAS from Birgit!

and it was filled with an assortment 
of teeny tiny treasures!

There was a Beautiful handmade
Christmas Card 

with the following inscription inside:
with a holiday photo of
Fluby and Rosey
as well as a personal note from
Birgit herself 

which
Elizabeth has saved and placed inside her journal. 




There was a separately wrapped gift  
which contained

A very special calendar; 
with each month: a garden of Beary Bears! 
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and well as 
some
Dee- licious
marzipan 
which lasted-
hmmm....?

(perhaps I won't tell you how long they didn't last!)
hee hee

but I will tell you that they were 
finger licking good! 

Included inside Santa's
Special Delivery
were some wee boxes of golden Bears!
and
Some teeny weeny Snowmen ornaments!


Right away there was a hubbub of the familiar
Meet and Greet 

as they each congratulated themselves and the others
on arriving safe and sound;
carrot noses intact and bear ears still on

Hooray!!! 

Now Let's Dance!

Soon there was a square dance going on
with the golden bears
"do-sa-do-ing" and "allemande left-ing" 

with each tiny snowman
What a hoot that was to watch! 

YEE HAW! 
"now bow to your partner!"

after which 
they all collapsed in laughter and happy exhaustion


BUT WAIT!
there were many other things inside the package too! There were
Pearl beads, a buddha, and a duck;
fancy beads and scissors
wooden spools; an alarm clock,
metal charms and gingerbread men;


a length of cotton lace, numbers,
 a healthy succulent in a cup,

And room for a pony!  

Birgit also included this
Extra Special
Traditional Christmas gift
with origins from the
German Ore Mountains! 
❤️❤️
Elizabeth treasures every precious item from Birgit and can't wait to feature some of them in her upcoming blogs!
(with the exception of the marzipan of course)

So THANK YOU
Fluby and Rosey and 

Especially Birgit! 
"May your days be MERRY AND BRIGHT
and may ALL your Christmases be white!"


and 

"GOD BLESS US
EVERY ONE!"

❤️



elizabeth

61 comments:

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    1. I think so too, Brandy :D
      Merry Christmas!

      elizabeth

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    1. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas too Sheila! :D

      elizabeth

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  3. Oh oh oh, quel joli conte de Noël !
    Le traineau était joliment chargé. Que de cadeaux pour toi Elizabeth !
    *Joyeux Noël* Bises. Joce

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    1. I was indeed a lovely surprise to be on the receiving end of so many gift Joce. Sending a Merry Christmas wish to you and yours ! :D

      elizabeth

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  4. How lovely that you were included in a Santa delivery from Germany. My husband told me last night that in Germany, if you put your shoes outside on the 6th of December, you can expect to receive a gift already. Next year I’m going to try it! Thank you for the lovely story, Elizabeth, and enjoy all your lovely presents on Christmas day.

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    1. I always find traditional Christmas customs interesting as well as how many of them are adopted and/or modified over time, so good luck with putting your shoes outside next Christmas! ;D
      Merry Christmas to you Megan! :D


      elizabeth

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  5. How lucky you are, dear Elizabeth to be included in Birgit's via Santa's delivery route. The tiny-tiny minis are real treasures.
    Enjoy all!
    Thanks for your lovely story.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. It was a GREAT and HAPPY surprise for me to be included on Birgit's Christmas Lists, and I am definitely "enjoying them all" Very Much " :D
      Happy Hanukkah and a Merry Christmas to you too, Drora! :D

      elizabeth

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  6. I’ve been trying to sort out leaving comments. Just trying. J.

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  7. Hurrah! I do not know how long this will last. Just for now it seems I can post a comment so will have to do a quick spin to all the wonderful bloggers that I have not communicate with since the problems!
    Thank you for posting! So happy to see the Xmas greetings and your story for Santa to “deliver”.
    Have fun with all your extended family tomorrow.
    Hugs from us.
    Janine

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    1. A CHRISTMAS BREAKTHROUGH!!!! :D
      SO Glad that whatever you did: WORKED! - Welcome Back Janine and Sending Christmas Wishes to you and to all of your family too! :D
      will talk soon

      elizabeth

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  8. Santa tenía que encontrar tu casa como fuera! Los regalos de Birgit tienen tanta magia como él!
    Disfruta de ellos y de estos días de ilusión!
    Besos.

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    1. I agree with your comment 100% Pillar: Birgit and Santa have been given equal amounts of Christmas Magic! :D
      And I wish you and yours, heaps of Christmas Magic too! :D

      elizabeth

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too Marian! :D

      elizabeth

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    1. Merry Christmas to you also Matxalen! :D

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  11. Santa had quite an ordeal! Such lovely treasures from abroad. Merry Christmas, Elizabeth.

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    1. I think Santa started out a wee bit over-confident, but he managed to pull it off in the end!
      What a guy! ;D
      Merry Christmas to you too, Ann, and I hope you were able to get your Bellingham done up for Christmas, as you'd planned. :D

      elizabeth

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  12. Dear Elizabeth, What a Wonderful, Marvelous and Fantastical(And well illustrated) Travel Tale you have brought to us! And then it is even better when you get to opening the gifts... the tiny square dance is too funny! As you know, Birgit is so generous and spreads her Magic around the World... I am so glad your package arrived in Time!!! Santa really went the Extra Mile for you! :):) I hope your Holiday is filled with Joy!!

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    1. During his off seasons, Santa enjoys watching Rick Steves on t.v., which may explain his reasons for taking the road less travelled, on foot! ;D
      I'm Very Happy though, that he and Birgit's parcels, arrived safe and sound and
      that every bear and snowman are "happy-dancing" to be here! :D
      A Very Merry Christmas to you dear Betsy, and best wishes in the coming New Year!

      elizabeth

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  13. Felices fiestas y enhorabuena por esos preciosos regalos.

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    1. A Very Merry Christmas to you too Eloisa! :D

      elizabeth

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  14. Disfruta de esos bonitos regalos.
    ¡Feliz Navidad!

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    1. Thank You Isabel and A Merry Christmas to you too! :D

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  15. Dear Elizabeth, I'm so happy for you that Santa did find his way to your home this year, especially for this special delivery and what lovely story you told us, I loved reading it!!
    Birgit truly is a surprising Santa when it comes to surprising blogfriends, I can tell you that too. Her ways of delivering packages was 'quite odd' this year, hehehehe ;)!! Enjoy each one of all these tiny treasures and let your tiny snowmen and bears dance again on the New Year's gala, okay ;O)?
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear friend!
    Warm hug, Ilona

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    1. Birgit is a Very Special lady and it was a most unexpected Special Delivery and I'm glad that you enjoyed reading about it my dear friend! :D
      Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas Ilona and a Happy Dancing New Year too!

      elizabeth

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  16. What a wonderful post - and I should be surprised that Santa made this very special and personal delivery for you but I'm not. I know you've been a good girl because you shared your talent with blogland bringing inspiration to all of us. And of course Santa and I always order our Aspirine together to get a discount - we share this habit of getting a headache whenever Fluby and Rosey start to argue. *LOL*

    But honestly, I'm happy that I was able to send a little joy over the Atlantic Ocean and I'm glad that all arrived safe and sound, even with the carrot noses and beary ears on. It was such fun to see the square dance, must be the Canadian air… they don't have these dancing skills from me. ;O)

    As we have 2 official days of Christmas in Germany I can still say: Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Hugs
    Birgit (who really had to smile about Mr. Iceman's Christmas gifts… not surprising that he is happy)

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    1. Yes Birgit there is something about the "Canadian Air" that causes Golden Bears and Tiny Snowmen to get out their Dancing shoes and begin "cutting-a-rug" as the saying goes, and none of it could have happened without YOU! so once again I THANK YOU for making my Christmas- Extra EXTRA Special this year! 😊
      May GOD bless you with every Good and Gracious Blessing and keep you and your Beary Bears in the Bestest of health and Hopelessly HAPPY in the coming New Year!
      Hershey's Kisses and Big Beary-Huggs ❤️

      elizabeth

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  17. You must have been a very good girl for Santa to have gone to all that effort, Elizabeth! And what wonderful results. Being good really does pay off!! I hope you had a womderful Christmas. God Bless! - Marilyn D.

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    1. Ah Marilyn, I still don't know what I did to deserve such a Wonderful gift from Birgit, however I shall endeavor to try and be "as good" next year too! 😇
      Wishing you an equally as Wonderful, Christmas too! :D

      elizabeth

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  18. You must have been nice, Elizabeth. Such a lovely story. I was laughing a lot. You have a good imagination, too.
    The gifts from your friend Birgit are super fine. You got so many beautiful and necessary things.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!
    - Sirkka

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    1. Thank You Sirkka, I feel Very Blessed to have been the recipient of so many Delightful Treasures from Birgit and Thank you for enjoying my "Truthful" Christmas story! 😉
      A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours Sirkka! :D

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  19. What a wonderful story to introduce Birgit's gifts!!! I enjoyed reading it so much and the scenes you created to go wit it are wonderful. It's a lovely and true Christmas tale. Great gifts!
    I hope you had a Merry Christmas.
    Geneviève

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    1. I shall forward your wonderful l comment on to Santa Genevieve, as I'm sure he'll be Pleased to learn that the story of his unexpected travels, has provided great entertainment to so many of his loyal supporters! ;D
      I had a MARVELLOUS Christmas day and I hope that it was the same for you: a Merry Christmas Season, Genevieve! :D

      elizabeth

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  20. Well done Santa. What a great story, and what a lovely friend to send such gorgeous gifts x

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    1. Santa WAS pretty pleased with himself and I'll let him know that you think so too, Polly! ;D
      Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Creative New Year ahead! :D

      elizabeth

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  21. Oh how wonderful, adorable and--FUN!! Happy New Year Elizabeth :)

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    1. Thank You Linda! :D
      I'm Very Pleased to know that you have enjoyed this post featuring Birgit's Wonderful gifts and I'm sending HAPPY NEW YEAR wishes, right back to you! :D

      elizabeth

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  22. Wonderful Christmas gifts!
    Happy New Year 2020!

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    1. Thank You Faby and I'm sending you warm wishes for a Very Happy 2020 New Year too! :D

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  23. Always nice to see your blog and your comments on mine.
    Wishing you all the best for 2020!
    groetjes van Marijke

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  24. Thank You for your Encouraging comment Marijke and I am forwarding my Best HAPPY NEW Wishes to you, as well! :D

    elizabeth

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  25. What a fun post, and what a wonderful assortment of gifts! I think the little bear ornaments are my favorites. :-) Wishing you a very, very happy 2020!

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    1. Hi Deborah! You're spot on regarding the little bear ornaments from Birgit's creativite fingers :D
      Sending you an AMAZINGLY HAPPY New Year too!

      elizabeth

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    1. A VERY Happy 2020 to you too, Monique! :D

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  27. Happy New Creative Year Elizabeth.

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    1. 2020 Creativity Wishes Right back at you Polly! :D

      elizabeth

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  28. Happy New Year Elizabeth!
    Santa's deers navigated very well. You received lovely gifts!
    Warm hugs, piikko

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Piikko!
      Yes, there's nothing like having Santa come to your house TWICE in one evening! ;D

      elizabeth

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  29. Happy New Year! The gift's are wonderful

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    1. Wishing you a VERY Happy New Year too Gonda and Thank You for your comment; Much Appreciated! :D

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  30. How lovely to see such delightful things arrive in a good place. They will warm you very time you see them and I know you will find marvellous ways of using them. What fun. Well done Santa. He is a persistent little chap.

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    1. Yes Marilyn, thanks to Santa, I had the Bears and snowmen dancing around in front of me for quite some time before I finally allowed them to cease and desist! ;D

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  31. oh, what a cute story! You received a very nice gift, I especially love the tiny snowmen!

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    1. Birgit's surprise package was indeed a "VERY nice gift" and I love the little snowmen too, Elene! :D

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  32. Hola Elizabeth, encantada de encontrar tu blog , los regalos de Navidad son fantaticos . Abrazos

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    1. Happy New Year, Thank You and WELCOME to my blog Teresa! :D

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