Season's Greetings! I usually send out November's Meezer Musings at Thanksgiving, but the holiday fell early this year so I'm a little later than usual. I hope all our American friends enjoyed a happy and peaceful weekend with your loved ones.
As well as being a time of gratitude and thanks for the blessings of the year, Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season as we move into December and towards Christmas and the New Year.
As usual, November's Meezer Musings celebrates the work of artists, designers and crafters who create Siamese-themed gifts and other goodies. Mindful of rising prices and budget squeezes, though, I've kept things low key this year.
Last month I mentioned Suzanne Le Good's 2023 Siamese art calendar, and that together with others can be found on our Siamese Cat Calendars page.
Let's begin November's Meezer Musings
with one of Suzanne's sparkly Christmas cards.
Before going further, though ...
I always used to include a seasonal 'Topical Tips' feature in the newsletter at this time of year, but haven't done so for a couple of years.
Shortly after I sent out October's Meezer Musings (which was about potential hazards in the home) I was contacted by Janice in the USA who asked me to highlight a number of potentially dangerous items that we often have around the house at Christmas, including mistletoe, tinsel, glass ornaments, hooks, garlands and twist ties.
So here are our Topical Tips for the holiday season, including Janice's reminders (many thanks, Janice!) Please stay safe while you celebrate.
One of the things that brings me great delight at this time of year is to walk round my neighborhood to look at all the decorative holiday lights and Nativity scenes.
With energy bills on the rise, I hope the decorations won't disappear completely as it's always cheering in the depths of winter to see the twinkling lights and bright colors. However, in case they do disappear, here are some Siamese twinkling lights and colors to provide us with a little festive joy!
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a card or two. Above and below are some further cards from Suzanne Le Good. Below, a Siamese cat and his Oriental pal (known affectionately as 'The Two') enjoy some snowy weather and the seasonal delights of hearth and home.
If budgets are tight, Christmas stockings shouldn't break the bank. Here are four Siamese-themed ones - the first two are from Jenn's Doodle World and the second two by AmyLyn Bihrle, all available from Zazzle.
Below them, you'll find a small selection of reasonably-priced Siamese-themed gifts with which to fill your stockings!
I love AmyLyn Bihrle's big-eyed Siamese cats, so it's good to see her designs on Christmas stockings. Another of AmyLyn's designs, this time an art print, has long been one of my Christmas favorites - a Siamese cat 'helping' to add the lights to a tree (with the assistance of a little mouse friend.)
Siamese cats pop up in the most unlikely places! Here are four gift items that would make good stocking fillers for Siamese cat lovers, made by four different design stores, all available on Zazzle.
(I particularly like the wording of the sticker, because, who isn't?)
There's something very magical about Christmas tree ornaments. I always enjoy the Siamese cat-themed ones and keep an eye out for them whenever I can.
Here are some of my favorites - they do tend to sell out quickly at this time of year but the ones below are all still available at the time of writing.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a corny joke or two. Many of us may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but here's a card with a tropical theme and a riddle! Can you guess the answer?
(It's at the bottom of the page below my signature, if not.)
With that we come to the end of November's Meezer Musings, so all that remains is for me to wish you happy holidays and a very merry Christmas.
I won't be sending out a newsletter in December but will be back in 2023. Meanwhile I hope you enjoy all the festivities and the delights of the season,
wherever you are in the world. Merry Meezer Christmas!
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