wishing you a happy holiday season

by Sharon Santoni


It has been a big year here at My French Country Home.    We have welcomed guests from around the world on our brocante and luxury tours, seen the publication of a second book, and launched My Stylish French Box, sending my favourite French products to all corners of the planet.

I am so happy to be at  the Christmas weekend, enjoying the family, preparing our favourite meals and of course asking the dogs to pose for their annual and ever-so-kitsch christmas card.

If you are new to the blog, you may not know that Gibson and Ghetto’s Christmas card is a tradition here,  our little thank you note to the amazing readers who stop by so regularly.   I say it every year, because I mean it every year.  Without your presence and your support this blog would have no reason to exist.

We wish you a very happy Holiday season, I hope that you too enjoy some quality time with those you love and that 2018 will bring you health and happiness.


Micheline Bruyneel December 24, 2017 - 5:13 pm

joyeux Noël, Bonne et Heureuse Année !!

Deborah December 24, 2017 - 5:21 pm

Merry Christmas and happy,healthy and peaceful new year to you.

Dee December 24, 2017 - 5:28 pm

Christmas Blessings to you Sharon and all your family. Thank you for a lovely year. Always enjoy your blog you are a treasure x

Susan December 24, 2017 - 5:31 pm

Wishing you and yours, health, happiness,continued success in the New Year.

Katherine December 24, 2017 - 5:34 pm

Joyeux Noel and merci beaucoup pour le treasured box of goodies during the year. Some things I keep and some I gift to friends but everything is beautiful.

Sharon Santoni December 27, 2017 - 12:52 pm

Thank you Katherine for your lovely comment! I hope you’re having a lovely holiday and if you’d like to leave your kind words in our customer review page, we would be thrilled: https://mystylishfrenchbox.com/reviews/

Judy Lambert December 24, 2017 - 5:40 pm

Wishing you and your family a truly wonderful Christmas season and all the best the New Year can possibly bring.

Sherry Hawkins December 24, 2017 - 5:42 pm

Have a blessed Christmas as we celebrate the Light of the World! Thank you for the beauty and peace you share across the continents!

Judy December 25, 2017 - 4:39 am

Beautifully said ❤️

Linda December 24, 2017 - 5:42 pm

A very Merry Christmas to you all. As always, I have enjoyed your posts all year, and this one is no exception. I just found your book at the local book store, and immediately found myself looking through the section about Christmas. Thank you for helping me remember times in France. May the coming year bring you many blessings.

Ksenija December 24, 2017 - 5:59 pm

Merry Christmas and a Festive New Year’s, celebrating with family & friends.
Thank you Sharon for creating My Stylish French Box – the Nov Holiday box was absolutely beautiful!! I’m burning my “Casse Noisette” candle as I write this note. Your blog is a terrific read, including your recent installments of literary fiction. I look forward to what you share with your readers in 2018.

Joy & Peace,

Nancy December 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and all blessings in the New Year. I enjoy your blog regularly and am always delighted with My Stylish French Box!

Madonna December 24, 2017 - 6:02 pm

Merry Christmas Sharon to you and your family.

Thanks for all the good things you have shared this year. I am looking forward to what you will bring next year.

carol transou December 24, 2017 - 6:05 pm

merry christmas from East Tennessee. Love your card with the two dogs.


Pat December 24, 2017 - 6:20 pm

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ! Thanks for bring a bit of charm and beauty into our lives, may you be blessed in all ways!

Sue Malizia December 24, 2017 - 6:24 pm

Joyeux Noel to you and yours. I love following your blog and life style…so enjoy and look forward to reading your charming stories. Blessings from California. =)

Marilyn December 24, 2017 - 6:40 pm

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018. I look forward to your blog with its inspirational photos and love the little stories! I think you should put together a set of seasonal and/or situational short novels/stories! Actually, you have inspired me to write my own using my experiences/photos of traveling in France. Anyway, love your blog

Judy Wadsworth December 24, 2017 - 6:58 pm

Thank you and God bless you in this blessed season! I wish you much continued success.

Christine December 24, 2017 - 7:03 pm

Merry Christmas to all!
Happy New Year.

Caroline December 24, 2017 - 8:27 pm

Thank you, Sharon, for a blog that brings beauty into our lives. I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas, and joy, happiness and continued prosperity in the coming year.

Marla December 24, 2017 - 9:12 pm


Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your family for a happy, healthy and wonderful New Year. Thank for spreading such joy through your blog. It is truly a treat to read.

Take care

Cindy December 24, 2017 - 9:12 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family (including the furry ones!)

stitchinsweetsue December 24, 2017 - 9:32 pm

sending love and merry christmas wishes to you and yours sharon. may your 2018 be filled with abundant sunshine, good health, peace and joy. xo

Nicole December 24, 2017 - 9:39 pm

Thank You!

Wishing you and your family including the pooches a Happy Holiday Season.

Can’t wait for the next instalment of your charming story.


Colleen Taylor December 24, 2017 - 9:46 pm

Joyeux Noel Sharon to you & your family. X

Carole J December 24, 2017 - 10:07 pm

Joyeux Noel and Greetings from North Texas. The very Best to you and your family in 2018! The photo of Gibson and Ghetto is adorable. Looking forward to more great blog post in the upcoming year. Thank you for the good reads.

Bronwyn Lee-Coward December 24, 2017 - 10:35 pm

Thank you Sharon and also all the inspirational commenters on your blog. I look forward to 2018 as I am sure everyone else does. I feel our world is a little more beautiful and friendly knowing we all share your sense of joie de vivre and camaraderie. Joyeuses fetes Sharon and also to everyone else, from Bronwyn in Sydney Australia.

Susan December 24, 2017 - 10:38 pm

Thank you, Sharon for the wonderful years of sharing Paris~ a place I’ve never been and probably won’t ever visit at this stage of life. I feel the excitement of the city, hear the sounds and smell the smells each time I read your blog.
Merry Christmas to you and yours and a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.

Elvie December 24, 2017 - 10:50 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family from me and my family in Western Australia .Picture of your dogs is just Loverly .B est wishes to you all .Elvie

Hazel Lavelle December 25, 2017 - 3:41 am

Thankyou Sharon for your blog , love to receive it on my I pad , looking forward to all next years posts wishing you and your family best wishes for the season at this happy time of the year

Hazel from Manchester uk xxx

Patricia Kennedy December 25, 2017 - 4:02 am

Love those puppers!!

Judy December 25, 2017 - 4:50 am

Joyeux Noel Susan
Thank you for inspiring me to never give up my love for France & French things!! It started when I was a small child & my part in the song, “12 Days of Christmas” was “3 French Hens…” ever since then I wanted to know all about French life Very strange, I know but that’s me in a nutshell!! All the best to you in 2018 ❤️ Judy

Kathryn Gauci December 25, 2017 - 5:06 am

Merry Christmas, Sharon. Thank you for your inspiring posts throughout the past year. Enjoy your time with your family. xx

Leslie in Oregon December 25, 2017 - 5:27 am

Your Christmas photograph of Gibson and Ghetto brings smiles to everyone in my family this Christmas Eve, and we will enjoy it throughout the coming year.
As lovely as all of your posts are, my favorites are the ones revolving around those two wonderful dogs!! Happy Christmas, Leslie

Victoria Savu December 25, 2017 - 6:30 am

Merry Christmas to you Sharon and your family. Thank you for another year of sharing all the beauty and joy that comes from living in France. I have been reading you for years and am always watching for the next post. Can’t wait to see what you have for us in 2018. Merry Christmas again. Love Victoria

Emm December 25, 2017 - 7:13 am

Joyeux Noël to you and yours, Sharon. And to the happy dogs, too.

Carol December 25, 2017 - 12:58 pm

Merry Christmas Sharon!
Your Gibson looks a lot like my Golden Zak.

Kathleen December 25, 2017 - 2:11 pm

Merry Christmas to you, thanks for the beauty and inspiration.

Susan N. December 25, 2017 - 3:17 pm

Merry Christmas Sharon! Your fur babaies are precious.

Dottie Monta December 25, 2017 - 5:52 pm

Merry Christmas, Sharon, to you and your family! Very first trip abroad, I realized we really are the same the world over; you bring this to light with your beautiful blog. Peace and beauty. We all want the same things for our children, I find. Looking forward to the New Year with you!

Debbie Spence December 26, 2017 - 4:41 am

Merry Christmas!

Margaret December 26, 2017 - 2:19 pm

Merry Xmas Sharon & to your Family & your beautiful dogs!!!
Have a Happy ,Healthy & Safe New Year!!!
Looking forward to your new surprises in 2018.

Vicky Dickens December 26, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Sharon, I hope your Christmas Day was very merry and bright and filled with family, friends and fellowship.
I look forward to everything you have to share with us in the coming year.
Thank you!
Vicky from Athens

It's me December 26, 2017 - 3:18 pm

Merry x mas ….❤️❤️❤️ Love Ria …love your sweet dogs….❤️

Valorie December 26, 2017 - 7:06 pm

Joyeux Noel! Gibson and Ghetto are sweet friendsindeed! I feel as if I know them in person and always feel joy when seeing their photos and hearing of their adventures! Your lovely blog is a highlight in my life. Thank you! Health and happiness to you in 2018! Valorie

Elsie December 27, 2017 - 8:09 am

Hope you had a fantastic Christmas !!
I simply ador Gibson and Ghetto on their yearly Christmas photos. They are just the sweetest pair! Wishing you all an incredible New Year!

Sabine Schmidt December 27, 2017 - 4:14 pm

They are so cute….wish you all good times and a Happy New Year

Greetings from Germany

Sabine + Maya

Rose Petal from Happy Ramblings blog December 29, 2017 - 7:28 am

Merry Christmas from New Zealand. I hope that you are having a wonderful time with friends and family and that the New Year brings you all good things. Hugs Rose x

theenchantedhome January 1, 2018 - 2:13 pm

Hi Sharon wishing you a most wonderful new year…may 2018 bring you much joy, laughter and good health.


Zina Minchenko January 3, 2018 - 10:06 pm

Merry Christmas from Vancouver!! (Thankfully, with the orthodox Christmas just around the corner, I’m not ‘late’ in wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and many blessings for 2018;)!) In addition to all the lovely photos, short stories and your reviews of all things French and Parisian, I love seeing Gibson, Ghetto and the neighbour’s horses! Please don’t stop posting their Christmas photos!! xo Zina

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