Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Best of 2016 - Part I

1. Amitai and Gavriel  2. Made with Love  3. Gadi  4. Eden  5. Nadav  6. Daniel  7. Jack  8. 18 Years  9. Hanan  10. Richard

This year Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is on Christmas. The first night (Jewish holidays begin at sunset) of the festival fell on Christmas Eve and the first day landed on Christmas Day. Chanukah celebrates the victory of the Maccabee brothers' rebel army over Greek King Antiochus IV during the 2nd century B.C. and the miracle that is said to have occurred when a small quantity of oil lasted for eight days in the rededicated Second Temple. You can read more about the holiday in my blog post here. The first night of Chanukah last fell on Christmas Day in 2005, but Chanukah has overlapped with Christmas or Christmas Eve as recently as 2011 and 2014. So, happy holidays to those of us celebrating Chanukah or Christmas, and best wishes from Israel! Thank you for all the support you have given me and my blogging adventure through another year.

1. Amy's Album  2. Tomer's Album  3. Sam's Album  4. Ethan's Album  5. Yael's Album  6. Elisha's Album  7. Avital's Album  8. Gilad's Album  9. Yonatan's Album  10. Guy's Album

As is common at this time of the year, I thought it would be fun to collect together some of my personal favourites from this past year and show them to you once again. 2016 has been a prolific year for me. I have made customised cards, albums and invitation designs for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, new babies and more. A big thank you to those of you who have commented, liked, shared and bought what you've seen on my blog. Have you spotted your card or album amongst the collections above?
Of course, the biggest thing for my family this year was our youngest son's Bar Mitzvah and you can see all the paper goodies that I made for the event here, as well as the few "tasters" below.

I have also visited some interesting places in Israel, which I have shared with you as an occasional travel post. I'm saving my top 10 favourite places for another time. I have enjoyed composing each and every one of my blog posts, and hope you will continue to visit and enjoy them too in 2017, as I share the coming year's papercut designs and a few more of my adventures in Israel.

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Wishing you a wonderful, happy and colourful Chanukah, Christmas and New Year, and a safe and exciting start to 2017!

* This post has been shared on Tuesdays with a TwistWordless Wednesday (on Tuesday), Our World TuesdayWednesday around the World, Wow Us Wednesdays, Wordless WednesdaySeasonsLittle Things ThursdayShare Your Cup Thursday and Happiness Is Homemade.

12 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

You are so creative! Wishing you health and happiness in 2017

krishna said...

very cute cards...

Miss Val's Creations said...

I am glad to hear you had such a fulfilling year Lisa. Wishing you the same for 2017! I always enjoy seeing your work and hearing about your day trips.

Tamar SB said...

Love these! Your cards are so cheery!

lisa lewicki hermanson said...

Enjoying your graphic work! Congratulations on a successful year !

Anonymous said...

When looking at a whole year, you make many cards!! Each of them very neatly done and (as I've read over the year) carefully catered to the recipient of the card. Wishing you and your family success and happiness for 2017. Of course I love your faithfulness linking up to SEASONS!

Molly said...

What a fabulous selection

molyxxx

NC Sue said...

Happy Hannukah!
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-church-of-pater-noster.html

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

You really do have a wonderful talent! Happy Holidays! Wishing you a wonderful 2017!

Jann Olson said...

Your cards are so amazing! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

jandi said...

You had a beautiful year! May 2017 be just as amazing!

Quinn said...

Wishing you all the best in 2017! I hope it will be another year of great creativity for you :)

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