Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Hi there,

Thanks for popping in.

Happy Christmas!

Before the family congregates round the big table for breakfast, and in between peeling spuds and prepping pigs in blankets for Christmas lunch later, I thought I would just take myself off for 5 minutes, to wish you all the very, very best.

Christmas is a funny old time of year. Some are surrounded by family and friends, some are not. Some are partying and celebrating, some are not. Some are poodling along without a care in the world, some are struggling to hold it all together. But whatever is going on in your life, I hope with all my heart that you are ok.

Here’s a little video that we put together for you. Simon on camera, Dave on guitar. It comes from the heart.

The sun is shining, so once the turkey is in the oven, we will head off out for a family walk. It’s important.

Love & Hugs,

Barb xx

42 thoughts on “Christmas Day

  1. Merry Christmas, Barbara, to you, Dave and all your family. It’s very kind of you to take time to send us all a message. I’m watching Death in Paradise just now and but will get organised soon to head to Church to play with the kids toys, sing a few carols and tell the Christmas story using parcels of chocolate. The kids will definitely be needing more!! Then back home to spend time with you on Clarity. I’ll be here for the afternoon but have been invited out for dinner tonight which will be nice. Hope you have a lovely day. Enjoy your walk. Hx

  2. Happy Christmas to you and all your family Barbara. I am promised a walk as soon as I arrive at my son’s house and the sun is shining. Love that card at the finish and the shrink plastic children. xxx

  3. Turkey is prepped ready for the oven later. Currently watching Disney’s Christmas Carol (the umpty umph version of the story this year – hubby is a fan!!!) and we are both very relaxed.
    from Cherry & Ray

  4. Merry Christmas Barb and all at clarity – been a tough year for me and still going – Turkey in the oven and the downstairs toilet is leaking! my motto this year has been ‘could be worse’ hoping 2020 is a good year for us all xx

  5. Merry Christmas to you Barb and all your family, thanks for the video, loved Dave’s playing, a few quiet moments of calm and reflection for me. Happy, Healthy New Year wishes to. Xxx

  6. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to send us a message Barbara, and hope you have a wonderful time with the family, and I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and the best of everything for the coming year. x

  7. Beautiful Day here, the sun is shining. Thank you Barb for taking time out of your day to wish us all a Happy Christmas. Hope you all have a wonderful day and

  8. Thank you so much for your kind words. You are a genuine, thoughtful person and you made me feel less alone today. Wishing you and your loved ones health and happiness. Helen. xx

  9. Merry Christmas Barbara, to you and all your family. Thank you for such a beautiful video and some magic music from Dave (when’s the CD coming out Dave, seriously I would love to hear more like that! So peaceful and relaxing – perfect musical background to any crafting session!)
    Thank you so much for all you have done to give us members of the extended Clarity family the chance to be creative and have so much fun doing it!
    Here’s to a Happy and Crafty Clarity New Year!

  10. Merry Christmas lovely lady and family and to all of us who regularly gather here too – wishing everyone a really Merry Christmas plus lots of wishes for a happy and healthy New Year too! xx

  11. Happy Christmas to you and yours, Barbara! May the Clarity star keep on shining brightly for years to come. Thanks for all the beautiful designs, Groovi, stamps, stencils… here’s to many more. All the best for 2020! xx

  12. Wishing you and all of your loved ones a joyous Christmas, full of happy memories -and many more to come.
    It has been quiet here. My dear neighbour has come over for a roast lamb meal and a quiet evening watching Call the Midwife etc. The dogs loved their Christmas (pass the parcel’ and are sleeping it off!!

  13. Happy Christmas to you all, and thank you for all your hard work and inspiration in 2019. Here’s to more fun and adventures in 2020 -I start my retirement so am looking forward to having more time for crafting !! 😲

  14. Thank you Barbara you are a very warm and generous person .Yes, the walk is important -was a glorious day for it . All the very best for your plans in 2020.

  15. Happy Christmas.

    Thank you for the beautiful video. I found it moving, and I was touched. I seem to be feeling that quite a bit over the last couple of days…

    Dave, please can you make a CD of your music. It’s beautiful, and there’s something special about it, gives me the special, and calming feelings. I’m sure I’m not the only one on the autistic spectrum who would find your music very helpful during autism meltdowns, and when struggling with stressful and frightening situations.

    I hope everyone has had the best Christmas that is possible for you.

    Love and cuddles to you Barb xxx

  16. Hi Barbara,Dave and all at your home
    Hope you have had a great day and all the best for 2020. Thank you all for the time and effort you put in to make crafting enjoyable.
    Ruth & Jackie

  17. Happy Christmas Barbara, Dave and all your family.
    Just popped into read your blog and what a lovely video and music from Dave.
    Thank you for taking the time each and every day to chat to all of us. You and your wonderful team are the best you make crafting fun.
    Thank you all. xxx

  18. Hope you enjoyed your walk; hope the turkey and ‘pigs’ were tasty and succulent but most of all hope your hearts are full of joy, love and laughter. Merry Christmas to all xx

  19. Beautiful, thoughtful message and video. Hope you had a good time and enjoyed your walk and yes Dave needs to make a cd soooo calming. Love from Pulborough and our very flooded flood plains, never seen it so bad we need a boat now instead of wellies ! All the very best for 2020 xxx

  20. Merry Christmas, hope you had a lovely day yesterday.
    Despite it being the first Christmas without my Dad we had a lovely day with my Mum who made a delicious Christmas dinner.
    Beautiful music by Dave on the video, beautiful cards too xx

  21. I have just come across this whilst browsing, how very kind of you to take the time to do this and I wish you and yours all the compliments of the season and may 2020 be the start of another brilliant decade for all who work at Clarity plus a huge thank you for all you do for the crafting community long may it continue

  22. What a beautiful video. Had a lovely day yesterday with family. Just going to find the last Elf clue, hopefully.
    Love to all for the New Year.

  23. Hi Barbara,
    Hope you have had a wonderful family Christmas as I have been fortunate to have with my family and our beautiful new grandson . We have had ups and some difficult downs but your “One day at a time” message rings true for me. All the very best for the Christmas season and for the New Year xxx

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