merry christmas to you all

by Sharon Santoni

gibson and ghetto waiting for christmas presents

If you have read this blog for a while you’ll know that we are not afraid of a little kitsch, in particular when it comes to our Christmas greetings.

As usual Gibson and Ghetto were more than happy to pose for a picture, especially when they were told that some of those gifts were specially bought for well behaved dogs.

Thank you for reading us this year, thank you for all the words of encouragement, for your emails and comments.   Thank you to those who joined our antique and floral tours, and of course thank you to everyone who chose to purchase our Stylish French Box, and help make our launch so successful.

Huge thanks and best wishes also to everyone who came to say hello during the book tour last June, definitely a highlight of this past year.   I’m happy to tell you that in August 2017 my second book will be published, and I look forward to sharing more about that in the months to come.   I’m also excited to be travelling to the States on a speaking tour next Spring, and we’ll be sharing details of that in the new year.

Between now and the beginning of the year we’ll bring you the rest of our Christmas story, but until then Gibson and Ghetto join me in wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and a peaceful and loving New Year.

gibson and ghetto waiting for christmas presents



Sue December 24, 2016 - 1:19 pm

What a wonderful card..

All the very best to you and your family, from Malta


donna lemnouni December 26, 2016 - 10:53 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017! Love your beautiful and charming pictures! Sincere wishes from Ormond Beach, FL

Jane December 24, 2016 - 1:29 pm

A very MERRY Christmas to you and yours. Love your book and love your blog!

Jeannie December 24, 2016 - 1:36 pm

Happy Christmas from Somerset UK.
Love your blog and so enjoyed your wonderful book. Can’t wait for the next chapter soon.
Love Jeannie

Darina December 24, 2016 - 1:36 pm

Merry Christmas! All the best for you and your family! Xx

Sylvie December 24, 2016 - 1:38 pm

What a wonderful card ! Merry Christmas. Sylvie

Felicity Lock December 24, 2016 - 1:43 pm

Thank you so much Sharon for bringing us all such wonderful goodies to our screens.
Thank you for your encouragement with my drawings and thank you for introducing us to your interesting girlfriends.
For me, Claire Basler’s work was a revelation.
Seasons Greetings and kind wishes,

AFN December 24, 2016 - 1:54 pm

All is calm, all is bright on this blog. Thank you Sharon. Looking forward to new adventures with you in
2017. Merry C hristmas to
You and your family. AFN

Jenny December 24, 2016 - 3:12 pm

Wishing you a blessed holiday season, from Cleveland, OH

Stephanie Guillory December 24, 2016 - 3:30 pm

A Very Merry Christmas from Louisiana!
Thank you for bringing lovely Normandy to me.
I do hope to visit my favorite place on earth, France, very soon.
And Happy New Year!

Dottie Monta December 24, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Thank you for this sprightly greeting!
And thank you for enriching our lives this past year with your wonderful book and blog!
As we look forward to your next visit to the States, we wish you and yours a blessed Christmas Eve.
Love to you from a California-visiting Pennsylvanian (Dottie)

Pat December 24, 2016 - 3:58 pm

Why is your dog named Ghetto? It’s a curious name for a beloved pet.

Carole Shiles December 24, 2016 - 4:06 pm

Love this blog. Merry Christmas.

Jeanine December 24, 2016 - 4:09 pm

Merry Christmas Sharon! And I am looking forward to getting the details of your Spring 2017 trip to the states! I’d love to see if I could be there!!!

Julia December 24, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Merry Christmas to you. Your blog is one of my long time favorites!!!

tracy December 24, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Precious greeting!!

Marilyn December 24, 2016 - 4:44 pm

What good little doggies that will pose for you. Lovely, lovely photos, card. May you and your family be blessed with Joy and Peace this Christmas and all throughout the next year.

Jeanie December 24, 2016 - 4:54 pm

Best wishes to you and your family, Sharon, for a happy holiday season from the mountains of NC.

Suzanne Atkin December 24, 2016 - 4:57 pm

Ohhh, thank you darling girl for all that you and your terrific staff do for us. My gratitude is lovingly endless. Looking forward to the new videos and the next book. Merry Christmas to all the wonderful guys and gals who’s comments I am privileged to read. You all fill my cup to overflowing. Be safe and sensible.

Joyeux Noel,


Trish December 24, 2016 - 5:09 pm

Happy Christmas to you, Sharon, all your friends and family, 2-legged and more…

You have given pleasure and moments of quiet respite as you pursue your dreams.

Thank-you for the work that you are doing for many who only have the dreaming, for now. Trish

Lise-Lotte Loomer December 24, 2016 - 5:41 pm

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas together. And a wish for the pups- may there be lots more walks in the forest with Mom and playing in the garden together in 2017. With appreciation for such a wonderful blog- Lise-Lotte in Canada

Colleen Taylor December 24, 2016 - 6:17 pm

Always such a delight to see these precious dogs of yours, especially displayed so festively on this charming bed. Merry Christmas Sharon to you & your family. Thank you for never failing to make my day more pleasant!

susan December 24, 2016 - 6:45 pm

Thank you for sharing your life with us. I love seeing your blogs pop up on my e-mail in box. Merry Christmas and best wishes for the coming year!

Our French Oasis December 24, 2016 - 6:50 pm

A very Happy, fun filled Christmas to you and your family. xx

Dana Veach December 24, 2016 - 6:55 pm

It cheers my heart to see your dogs displayed on your blog because they obviously understand that they are loved and have a place of significance in your life. I lost the love of my heart, my big beautiful brave Livestock Guardian Dog, Pongo, this past Monday. I can’t get used to the fact that he no longer “dances” to meet me when I step out of the cabin. Enjoy those precious canine friends…and thank you for sharing them with us. Merry Christmas from Texas, USA.

Malinda B December 24, 2016 - 8:43 pm

From the snowy mountains of Colorado, Merry Christmas Sharon!

It has been such a joy to read your blog this past year. I took your new book on vacation with me and absolutely loved it. I have watched your videos several times each (and even showed them to my teen and adult daughters…) We all swooned.

Thank you for sharing your life.

Bronwyn Lee-Coward December 24, 2016 - 9:50 pm

Merry Christmas, enjoy your Christmas Day with family and friends, it’s already Christmas Day here (7.47 a.m) and beginning to feel the heat in the air, and wonderful the aromas from our kitchen and the neighbours Kitchens preparing their food for Lunch. Stay safe everyone from Sydney Australia.

Irene Peterson December 24, 2016 - 10:05 pm

Can’t wait to learn more about your next book! Enjoy the Holidays and good wishes for an exciting new year filled with new adventures.

Denise Tyrrell December 25, 2016 - 12:20 am

Love a bit if kitsch especially at Christmas!

Caroline December 25, 2016 - 12:32 am

Sharon, As another year draws to a close, I thank you for your charming blog, and sincerely wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the happiness that a prosperous and successful New Year can bring.

S Parker December 25, 2016 - 4:59 am

Merry Christmas! Thank you for the gift of your time and thoughtfulness on your blog. I always look forward to reading your posts.

Valorie December 25, 2016 - 7:22 am

Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the work you put into your blog, I enjoy it so much!

Joie December 26, 2016 - 12:03 am

Joyeux Noel to you from Carmel. And love the dogs on the bed.

Maria Luiza December 26, 2016 - 8:22 pm

From brilliant and blue Rio de Janeiro, my best wishes to you, your family and the two adorable and so-well-behaved pups!
Thank you for your time with the blog,always a great pleasure to read for so many of us!
Happy New Year!

Emm December 27, 2016 - 2:38 pm

Merry Christmas, and extra ear scritches to da boyz. May their year be full of runs in the forest, lots of wonderful treats, and plenty of photo oportunities.

Maude Ciardi December 27, 2016 - 3:09 pm

Merry Christmas to you and yours and a blessed New Year. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog ,as I have said before ,it is my favorite. I hope to be able to come and see you in the USA tour. Of course to see you in France is my dream, but that is not a reality yet. I am an artist and would love to paint in France . Maude ciardi

Debe January 5, 2017 - 1:39 am

What adorable pictures of your babies! Belated Merry Christmas and a Happy, Happy New Year!

Judy Lambert January 6, 2017 - 7:37 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your side of the world! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!


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