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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

twas the night before christmas gif - lettering by Annie Dornan Smith

‘Twas the night before Christmas, the tools were laid down,
Brushes back in their pots, no paint to be found,
The computer left silent, the shelves they were too,
For a break over Christmas, ‘til the next year’s renew.

The parcels were packed, and shipped near and far,
Down to every crisp envelope, to each foiled star,
They were wrapped in paper and topped with a bow,
And shimmering under the Christmas tree glow.

The Christmas card greetings were written and sent,
The pennies for postage were finally spent,
The gifts sat waiting, trembling with glee,
To be gifted with love - to somebody.

The studio seemed, almost, to let out a sigh,
As I left to go home - and waving goodbye,
I braved the trains and the Christmas calamity,
until finally home - to the warmth and the sanity.


‘Twas the night before Christmas, and was finally time
To hurry straight home to a family of mine
’Til the sun would rise on presents astrewn
And share Christmas spirit, but be back again soon.



Happy Christmas Eve to my Christmas celebrating friends and followers! I hope you liked my festive poem. As is tradition, I’m popping in with a pretty bit of lettering to wish you the merriest of Christmases. I hope your day is filled with love and delicious food, and the promise of a day or two’s rest.

The shop is now “closed” for Christmas until the 2nd January - though you’ll still be able to shop in that time (keep your eyes on your inbox on good old Boxing Day - or sign up for the mailing list if you’re not on it!) but no orders will be shipped until then.

See you next week! Annie x