Category Archives: Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas!

This post which I published in December of 2017 is apropos for today –THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS! I hope you will enjoy it again. Each time I look at this beautiful collage made by my friend, soprano extraordinaire, Charlotte … Continue reading

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A Short Story for Christmas!

A CHRISTMAS BLESSING The old woman had lived on the streets for many more years than she could remember. Her grey and white hair needed not only washing but also cutting. It now reached her lower back. She used what … Continue reading

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What are Your Favorite Christmas Memories?

One of my favorite Christmas memories was when I was just five years old. I had asked Santa for a doll called The Littlest Angel. I already had one doll, a raggedly Ann doll I named Sara but this new … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from My House to Yours!

A Very Merry Christmas from My House to Yours! We have decorated our great room to make it festive for the family when they visit. I hope you can feel the warmth and love we put into this room. Here … Continue reading

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 15

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 15 This is Part 15 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! The final story in this collection is a Christmas tale for you to enjoy. What better time than during this … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming! Are you Ready?

Christmas is coming! Are you ready? We are all shopping, wrapping and preparing for the big day! It will be here soon! Everything is so commercialized that we sometimes forget what the true meaning of Christmas really is. Let’s take … Continue reading

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A Short Story for Christmas!

Hi Everyone! I would like to share a short story I wrote two years ago which I hope to publish in a collection of stories next year. I have since written three more short stories and hope to add six … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Book 3 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series!

Best Book in the Category of YOUNG ADULT  Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant Janice Spina What a wonderful early Christmas present! Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant: Davey & Derek … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  Welcome to my home for Christmas! I thought it would be fun to share my decorations with you. For the past few years we haven’t put up a tree. It has become quite difficult to carry the 10 foot … Continue reading

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