My Christmas Message

Christmas is not about presents but the gifts of friendship and the birth of Christ
Christmas is not about presents but the gifts of friendship and the birth of Christ

I would love to send you all one gift and that gift to me is special, has meaning especially over this Christmas holiday period. The gift I offer you is my friendship, love and respect. There is no bright packaging, no ribbons, no tree, no shopping, no present, no stress and most of all no conditions, just my hand out in friendship.

So I wish you all, in whatever country you live,ย  or religion, or colour, or language you speak, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year and may that wish with peace and love continue forever.

My love and hugs. Ralph xxx

105 Comments on “My Christmas Message

    • Then I accept your hand of friendship with a big hug as a bonus, Sheri. Ralph x


  1. What a sweet blog, you’re great person and your friendship is valued… Best wishes to you this holiday


    • And my best wishes I send to you dear Nici. You have a friend, with me by your side. Ralph x


  2. Aww…. friendship, love, and respect is a fantastic gift! Thank you, Ralph!! Love and hugs to you, and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, too!!


    • You deserve every one dear Rene. Thanks for being my friend. Ralph x


  3. Sweet and the best gift ever. Have yourself a merry little Christmas *singing*
    No – seriously, I wish you a beautiful Christmas that you can celebrate with your beloved ones and a bright new year that will bring you a lot of excitting surprises. Frรถhliche Weihnachten! Big Hugs Xx


    • Sing your heart out dear Scarlett, I am sure that you have a beautiful voice. Love and, oooooh, big hugs, Ralph x


  4. Lots of love, a “like” and no tough time is my Christmas present to you, Ralph. You’re a darling! Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year, my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚ Marsha Lee ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thank you so much dear Marsha. You are well within the top ten of my favourite bloggers, and may I reciprocate your words cut from gemstones. My love and hugs. Ralph x


      • Thanks Ralph. I particularly like topaz, sapphires, diamonds. Oops, I forgot I wasn’t going to give you a tough time. I just wanted to make it easy to shop for me!! hahaha. I just can’t help myself. Even when you’re being so sweet. Love you much, Ralph!! ๐Ÿ™‚


      • You really don’t need them dear Marsha, as your heart is filled with their sparkle. Don’t forget they need a polish every so often ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ralph x


  5. Oh Ralph … What a wonderfully kind message …. thank you!
    Sending you big Christmas hug all the way from the middle-Earth -:)!


    • Hello my favourite Hobbit. Hi Daniela !! Oooh ! I needed that lovely Christmas hug from you. Thank you so much. Ralph x


  6. You are so nice dear Ralph, Thank you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! Love, nia


    • Sweet Nia, such welcome words from my wonderful Nia. Thank you. Hugs. Ralph x


  7. I wishing you a very Happy Merry Christmas and I open my hand, my heart and of course my self to this relationship. Thanks Ralph … Have a wonderful holiday too, huge hug …


    • Hello dearest Yessie. Wow, a great honour for you to give me so much. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love Ralph x


  8. Merry Christmas from cold rainy London. Blog you in 2013


    • I had a hot sunny day earlier on in Southern Andalucia, Spain. Normal London weather then. See you next year then dear Sylvia. Hugs (to warm you up) Ralph x


  9. You are so kind, Ralph. Thank you!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Stefania ๐Ÿ™‚


    • My sweet picturesque Stefania, thank you for your lovely comment. My love and hugs. Ralph x


  10. Oh Ralph, you shouldn’t have but I so appreciate the sentiment.
    Hugs and love my dear Ralph thank you for being a wonderful friend! (((xxx)))~Len WC


    • You are a special friend dear Len, as I see you help and lift people’s spirits on posts of bloggers in great medical difficulties. You are a wonder, my friend. Ralph xx


      • ahhhh shucks Ralph hanging head with blush on cheeks , toe digging into carpet …I love people and life, it is such a struggle as we get older and have ailments so we have to lift one another!!!


      • Len. So sorry !! My reply has just ruined your carpet. At Christmas time as well. What will the neighbours say ๐Ÿ˜‰


  11. Thank you very much. I wish the same for you and good health and joy in the New Year.


    • Hello dear Alice. You are very close on my list for me to visit you. I will be over soon. Thank you so much. Love Ralph x


  12. Now that really is just what I always wanted. Thank you my sweet friend. 8)


    • You are very welcome dear Katie. At last I have something you like ๐Ÿ˜€ Ralph x


      • Have you been having too much Christmas spirit ……… in which ever context you wish ….. ๐Ÿ˜‰


      • Keep taking them as I just love the new you ! You love everything I do. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • Thank you so much dear Wendy. You are also special as you always have a nice comment for me. Love Ralph x


    • Hi JK. You are very talkative today, so I’ll let you carry on. I won’t interrupt you ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ralph


      • Yeah. Sorry about that. But, I do wish you and yours a very happy holiday sea on. Thank you for all your likes.


      • You are very welcome and the same to you and your family. ๐Ÿ˜€ Ralph


  13. I have just got a new addition to my family of myself and my two cats, Sonic and Samantha. I brought home a starving kitten which I found in the street. And I named her Star. She was all bones, but now is eating well, been wormed and debugged, and now is a welcome new member of my family. My other two cats are very wary of her but are now starting to accept that they now have a new friend. A welcoming Star for Christmas.

    In my replies I didn’t say Merry Christmas 20 times or it would be boring. But I will say it once to each and every one of you dear ones that commented. A very Merry Christmas and I mean it. From Ralph, Sonic, Samantha and our new Star. xx


      • I hope Star got to the vet, so the others don’t get sick. (fret fret fret) My kitty looks a lot like Sonic, but is a girl. I did Christmas dinner last night! Happy Christmas Ralph. (Thinks about teaching Star to hide under the bed and to swipe at your feet when you try to get out. OOOooo and maybe to sleep on all slippers and shoes too.)


      • No need Elisa. I have had her treated and all she needs to do is eat and sleep. I let Star sleep where she wants to and cover her with a blanket. Shucks, I missed having Christmas dinner with you. Hugs. Ralph x


  14. What a wonderful message Ralph, and the best present ever! Wishing you a wonderful Chrismas my dear friend and big Christmas hug! Thanks for the picture of little Star. With love from ๐Ÿ™‚ Ute:-)


    • Hello my dear special Ute, the one with the smile. Thank you so much for your lovely message. I am trying to get some weight on Star as she must weigh less than a sparrow. Love and hugs. Ralph x ๐Ÿ˜€


      • Good, feed her well and while you are at it get some weight on yourself too! (smile)


      • Okay. When I’ve fed Star …… well she has food available all day ……. and when Toni has fed me this evening I’ll pop over and have Christmas dinner with you, then go round all my blogging friends and have Christmas dinner with them ๐Ÿ˜‰ Should fatten me up for next Christmas. Put the turkey on Ute ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰


  15. Beautiful Ralph! Thanks and the same to you, my friend!


    • Thank you so much Sage. What you have just said means a lot to me ๐Ÿ˜€ Ralph


  16. A most precious gift Ralph and one I am also sending your way. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thank you my mobile friends. A lovely gift from you which I will treasure. Ralph x ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Accepted with great pleasure. Thank you dear Ella. Hugs Ralph x ๐Ÿ˜€


  17. Ralph, I don’t know what to say. I’ve been told my whole life that I’m hard to buy Christmas presents for because material things don’t interest me very much and here you come along with a perfect gift that I most happily accept. Thank you it is a precious gift indeed and one I’d like to give to you also my friend! Merry Christmas and a most happy New Year! with sincere affection, Penny


    • Hello my dearest Penny and thank you. I am also not interested in presents but I seem to get them and do enjoy them as I do giving, but only from and to selected friends. I am very pleased that you liked my gift and I give it to you from my heart. Love. Ralph x


    • Hi Daph, well that is a great honour from such a prolific blogger as yourself and I also send you my greetings. Have fun over the holidays. Hugs Ralph x


    • That is a really nice thing to say. Thank you. Hugs Ralph x ๐Ÿ˜€


  18. Awwh, really nice of you! I hereby accept your gift with much love and hugs! I absolutely love it. & in return, I have bombarded your notifications bar! Hope you enjoy! Happy meals from Toni and nice to know about the new addition into the family! Star, that is. Stay blessed, happy holidays! โค


    • Sareeeen ! That is one of the most beautiful and best comments I have ever received. Thank you so much and may a return your greetings with my love and hugs. Ralph x


    • And my love, hugs and blessings I send right back to you dear Marylin. Ralph x ๐Ÿ˜€


  19. Hei Ralph, I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (I hope you don’t mind) and wanted to wish you a very nice holiday and frรถhliche Weihnachten Xx Scarlett


    • Thank you for the honour dear Scarlett but I don’t do awards. Merry Christmas. Ralph x ๐Ÿ˜€


  20. Well, dearest Ralph, after endless days working on writing a research paper, I am more than happy to just say that you took the words right off my keyboard:
    “I wish you…a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year and may that wish with peace and love continue forever”.
    This is the kind of gift that keeps on giving, and you certainly deserve it as much as any of the rest of us.
    Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
    Love and Hugs,


  21. This is the best present that I have received this Christmas Day. Thank you so much Lyann. Ralph x (((hugs to you all this day ))) ๐Ÿ™‚


  22. Thanks so much for the lovely wishes, Ralph. Hope your Christmas has been a really happy one too, and that the New Year will be a great one for you. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thank you Sylvia for such a great comment. Yes, I had a very happy day and I hope you did too ๐Ÿ˜€


  23. A wonderful & priceless gift – Thank you!
    I give to you a wish of all great things & many smiles.
    Feliz Navidad Ralph ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Dear RoSy, you always make a fabulous comment which is lovely to read and may I send to you my love with hugs. Ralph x ๐Ÿ™‚


  24. Thing is, I don’t reckon I would want love & respect if it came in a glossy wrapper anyhow.

    Same to you, Ralph, sincerely, N’n. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • No glossy wrapper from me dear Noeleen, nor brown paper, just a free and open message. You and I need to sit down and talk about this over a glass of wine and smiles. Hugs. Ralph x


  25. That’s sweet. Hope you’ve had a good one x


  26. It’s hard to give you a tough time when that beautiful music is playing, and when you give such sweet gifts, when all the other people say how sweet you are, and you take in a starving kitty, too! I’m really struggling here, Ralph. It’s all I can do to keep from saying that I think you’re wonde….. Whew! Dodged that bulle….er….oh no…I can’t stop ……f……Stop, Marsha, don’t say it!!! uuuuuuuuLLLLLLLLLLL ๐Ÿ™‚ Lots of love, Ralph ๐Ÿ™‚ ML ๐Ÿ™‚


    • WONDERFUL. There, Marsha, it was that easy. Almost as easy for me to say that you are wonderf…………….u…………ugggg!!……l too !! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love and hugs Ralph x


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    • Thank you so much dear Simona, you are very clever in creating these pictures. Hugs Ralph x


    • And the same to you Denise. I hope you had a good one. ๐Ÿ˜€ Ralph x


    • Thank you Sylvie for your lovely comment but most all your hugs. Love Ralph x


  28. Hi Ralph…..
    Sat down to compose this three different times now. Maybe this one will go through. I am having a tough time getting to your bluefish site. It is probably on my end although other sites seem to load normally. Anyway, for some reason it takes about a full minute to load your blog site–when I can get it to load at all. Hope others are having better luck.!!
    Well, onward here…..I want to thank you for helping to keep me sane this past year. I truly appreciate your skill with words and your ability to see beyond the obvious. In addition, thank you for the kind Christmas greeting. A more sincere wish is seldom seen. Thank you…I accept. In return, my wish for you is for a kinder, gentler, more worry free life. May you live long, laugh often, and enjoy your existence for as long as God will allow. And last, I wish for you to come to a complete understanding and your family to do so as well. You deserve and need each other.
    God bless you Ralph. Stay well.


    • Good morning Howard. My laptop became a diva this morning and refused to load Windows. On the third attempt she complied under the threat of becoming a frisbee. Maybe I have too many pictures and widgets for your abacus to load quickly. I don’t really want to dismantle my sidebar and you are only the second to complain. The first was about the font, so I am now using WordPress default font which seems to be the easiest to read.
      My posts and comments are designed not to keep you sane, Howard, just the opposite, which is probably why you only visit and write lengthy comments once in a blue moon. Anyway Howard, have a lovely holiday and I’ll prepare myself for your next Christmas visit. Take care. Ralph


      • Sorry to say it Ralph, but you will need to prepare much sooner than that. Because most of my comments are lengthy, I don’t gift you with too many of them. Wouldn’t want to take up all your time when you could be spending it chasing wild women, or loose women, or wild and loose women. ๐Ÿ™‚


      • I am now prepared, all oiled and polished, ready for the wild …….. no, your return Howard ๐Ÿ˜‰


      • Ralph? If you are not careful with all of that oiling, you will need an extra bath beyond the three. OOO I just noted the unruly Christmas celebration relative up there, just in from Senegal. That was interesting.


  29. You are one very special gift Ralph! Thank you for being a part of my world! I pray it continues and I get to keep you in the new year! And that healthy and blessings and love surround you through out the year!


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