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    December 14th, 2011

    ♬ Here we are as in olden days,
    Happy golden days of yore.
    Faithful friends who are dear to us
    Gather near to us once more…♬

    Music composed by Hugh Martin, lyrics by Ralph Blane, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.

    At is my tradition at this time of year, I would like to take a moment and wish each and everyone the Best of the Holiday Season and a Wonderful and Happy New Year. We are living in difficult and challenging times and I think it is more important that ever to keep our friends and those dear to us close and remind them how they bring meaning to our lives.

    To all I hope for Peace, Hope and Happiness. I hope your dreams become goals and your goals become realities in the New Year.

    As my gift to you, I offer a few minutes of music and images, a time of solitude and reflection. This slide show combines two of my loves – music and photography. All images have all been taken during the last 12 months and on a variety of cameras, including an iPad2.

    I hope this slide show and music (please turn your speakers on) brings to you a time of calm, joy and peace. The music is: “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”; music by Hugh Martin, lyrics by Ralph Blane, and is performed by the Argyle Alumni Choir, Argyle Senior Secondary School, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, copyright Frances Roberts, Director. Used with permission. I hope you enjoy the combination of the music and the images. If you have difficulty playing the video, you can always click here and go to the video on

    Best wishes for a safe holiday filled with warmth, comfort, friendship and good cheer!

    (For those interested, the slide show was created originally in PowerPoint then turned into a video file using Camtasia 2 on a MacBook, then uploaded to

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 10:36 am and is filed under Adding Value, personal focus and renewal. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

    9 Responses to “2011 Christmas Greeting”
    1. Bonnie Kirk Says:

      Thank you David for the warmest of wishes and may I extend the same to you and your family. I loved both the music and the photography.



    2. yi Says:

      HI David,

      Beautiful music and beautiful songs. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you, too.


    3. Jan Alexander Says:

      Dear David,

      Thanks so much, and especially this year, for your wonderful gift of music, pictures and solitude, and a reminder of my favorite Holiday-Christmas. I always look forward to your great gift to each of us–a reminder to slow way down and look at the beauty just within our grasp, in a world filled with apprehension and sorrow. Thanks for your gift and best wishes for a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

      Kind regards,


    4. Susan Van Dyke Says:

      Ahhh, that was just lovely… a real treat for the soul. Thanks for that, David. Sending all that warmth and good wishes right back to you and yours. (And delighted to see a certain backpack made the cut, and not the contents we mistakenly left inside!)

      A very Merry Christmas,


    5. Kari Boyle Says:

      Thank you David – what a beautiful gift! So nice to hear the Argyle voices at their best!
      Warmest wishes for Christmas 2011.

    6. admin Says:

      From Francis Roberts:

      Hi Dave

      Thanks for including me in your Christmas message, it arrived the morning after our Argyle Christmas Concert at the cathedral and it was great to see Lauren and your beautiful photos. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the new year.

    7. Susanna Jani Says:

      Breathtaking, Dave. Your gift for seeing beauty everywhere, and for sharing it, shines through every moment of this slide show. Thank you.

    8. Hazel Says:

      Thank you, Dave – very beautiful. Merry Christmas!

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