This month, I wanted to do something a little different for the December 2017 freebie. I was painting this month and decided to photograph the surface of my painting. This led to the background image (tweaked in Photoshop) that is on this month’s calendar background. I had a lot of fun painting and also using the background for this freebie. I recolored the image using Christmas colors and I love the look of it!
December 2017 Poem
This poem warms my heart. I thought I’d share it with you.
In the Bleak Midwinter
by Christina Rossetti
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.
Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
December 2017 Calendar
The links below are for downloading the desktop image and/or the phone calendar. To use the iphone calendar, email the JPG to yourself, or save on your phone. Then go into your phone settings and set as the wallpaper. (iPhone users go to Settings–>Wallpaper–>Choose New Wallpaper).
Note: This month the printable calendar was emailed to subscribers. If you want the printable calendar going forward, please subscribe (use the box at the top of the page to subscribe). I will be sending these out from now on in emails instead of posting them here.