Christmas Card (12/19)

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Christmas Card (12/19)

Post by Wanderwolf »

A magnificent (and big; this is one of the few times I've turned my laptop's magnifier off) piece of work, Ralph. Thank you for both the words and the beautiful artwork.

And for those of us whose year has been... well, less than harmonious... I present a well-worn poem from Longfellow, long since turned into a Christmas carol in its own right:

Christmas Bells

I HEARD the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men."


And to all of you who share this forum; a blessed, peaceful and merry Christmas.

Yours truly,

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Post by Madmoonie »

To one and all, a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, a blessed New Year, and a cheerful IGLOO!!!!
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Post by Atarlost »

You know, some popor folks don't have monitors with resolution that high.

The standard used to be you assume your audience has a display resolution of 800 by 600. It's still the best standard, but some people now go by the 1024 by 768 rule standard. Ralph, you have just violated the 1280 by 1024 standard. It's lovely, but I can't see it all at once because it's too big for my display.
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Post by Deckard Canine »

It's too big for me to see all at once either, but I don't really mind. What's a little scrolling for detail?

WW, I had never heard more than the first verse of the carol. I can see why some of the later verses would be seldom cited.

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Post by The JAM »

Feliz Navidad.
A bit large for me as well, but a nice card.

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Merry Christmas to you too Ralph!
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Post by RHJunior »

argh. forgot to resize.
reposting proper size now
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Post by Lazerus »

Merry X-mas.

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Post by Deckard Canine »

Now that it's resized, I notice that there's the first angelic kangaroo I've ever seen.

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Merry Christmas U all :D :wink:
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o/~ "Let your heart be light" o/~


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Post by Jaydub »

Merry Christmas to all!
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Post by Rangers »

Warmest Christmas blessings to everyone!
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Post by SolidusRaccoon »

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Post by NydaLynn »

That is really very cute card. Thanks.
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RHJunior wrote:argh. forgot to resize.
reposting proper size now
I'm glad I managed to pick up both the original and the resized.
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Post by Timmy Ramone »

A cute picture. However, the sweet sentiments expressed in the drawing are difficult to reconcile when one considers the artist is the same person who said this: ... 79#1117979
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Post by StrangeWulf13 »

Scoot, troll. This is neither the time nor place for that!

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