Saturday, December 25, 2021

Meowy Christmas and Happy Howlidays!

We wish all of our friends out there a merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all of the warm wishes and winter blessings you could ever ask for. Thank you all for making this community the amazing and inviting place it is. Peace, joy, and good tidings to all!

Now, go enjoy yourself a festive cookie or two. Maybe one that looks like a little man. Because nothing says Christmas more than that.

Whether or not you're in a Christmas-induced sugar coma, also be sure to rest, relax, and take a nap. Perhaps under the Christmas tree?

And of course also take time to reflect on the blessings and beauty of this day.

Also, definitely keep on spending the day snacking on all the treats you could hope for. Maybe festively feast by an abused Christmas tree, or a stocking, or something festive like that.

Tonks hopes you all also take time today to enjoy the Christmas tree from its innards, but I don't know how many humans out there really want that happening. But, Tonks says to do it anyway.

And, if it tickles your fancy, don you now your festive apparel.

From all of us to all of you...



Tip of the Day

Christmas is often a time of remembrance, a time when memories find their way into our minds. This can sometimes make this time of year a bittersweet one, as we remember our loved ones, both human and furry, who are no longer with us. Today's tip is to of course remember lost loved ones with fondness during the beautiful holiday season, but also to find ways to include lost loved ones in the festivities, if this is something that would benefit you. There are a number of ways to keep lost furbabies' or other family members' memories alive and well during the holiday season, such as by hanging an ornament dedicated to them. One example of this includes picture frame ornaments, in which you can obviously place a photo of a lost loved one. Another example are ornaments sculpted or painted in the likeness of a lost loved one, and this of course includes ornaments made to resemble kitties or pups who have gained their angel wings.

In addition to memorial ornaments, you can also set up memorial stations in your house for lost loved ones. This memorial area can be a place where you set up photos of a lost kitty, pup, or human family member who is no longer with you. What's more, to maintain their memory and inclusion during the holidays, you can add festive decorations to the memorial area you have set up for them. You can festively light up the memorial station with lights or candles, as long as this is done in a safe manner. There are plenty of other options for using festive yet respectful decor to include a lost loved one in the holiday spirit.

Just one more of many options for keeping a lost loved one's memory alive and well during this holiday season is to make a donation or other gift in their memory. When it comes to an angel kitty or pup, you can donate goods to a shelter or rescue in their memory. You can also sponsor, or even foster or adopt, an animal in their honor. Though remembering lost loved ones during the holiday season can be a bittersweet thing, there are many ways in which to maintain a lost loved one's memory and include them in the festivities.


Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Merry Christmas, Lorianne and Four-Legged Furballs!

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Merry festivities to you all. Thanks for such lovely images of you all ebjoying the best the day has to offer. Me thinks that there should be an annual Xmas Tree climbing and disassembly competition for us cats, MOL
Festive purrs and mice pies and cream dreams.

The Island Cats said...

Meowy Christmas to all of you!

Eastside Cats said...

Meowy Catmas to you all; looks like the enjoyment has begun!

cat9984 said...

Meowy Christmas!

meowmeowmans said...

Meowy Christmas, dear friends!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Adorable pics and doodle!

Merry Christmas xx

The Swiss Cats said...

You all look so festive ! Merry Christmas ! Purrs

messymimi said...

A blessed and beautiful Merry Christmas to you all!

pilch92 said...

I love your card. All your furbabies look so festive and adorable. Great tips too. I have a memorial area with so many photos of people and cats and I say goodnight to each one every night. Merry Christmas! XO

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Hope you had a purrfect Christmas!!! Love these pictures :)

Cathy Keisha said...

Merry Christmas! Such festive images!