Wishes for Joy and Good Cheer, this Xmas and in the New Year

As Christmas cheer fills the air and 2017 waits round the corner, I wish you joy, good cheer, and peace in this festive season and in the new year. As I sifted through numerous photos from our travels, hoping to find some inspiration for a blog post today, I was transported to Berlin, Paris, and even Rome. Here’s my Xmas and New Year gift to you: a selection of pictures to brighten your day, week, and year ahead.

 

Gifts of joy, peace, and hope. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

A shower of gifts. Gifts of joy, peace, and hope. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Nativity scene at Vatican City.

Nativity scene at Vatican City.

Christmas at St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.

Christmas at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.

The story of Christmas. Nativity Scene, Berlin, Germany.

The story of Christmas. Nativity Scene, Berlin, Germany.

May goodwill tower over everything else. Christmas tree, Berlin, Germany.

May goodwill tower over everything else. Christmas tree, Berlin, Germany.

Celebrating a year that was a joyous carousel ride. Berlin, Germany.

Celebrating a year that was an exciting carousel ride. Berlin, Germany.

 

Guiding lights. Berlin, Germany.

Guiding lights. Berlin, Germany.

A bit of sparkle, a touch of glitter. Milan, Italy.

A bit of sparkle, a touch of glitter. Milan, Italy.

On a mission. Santa Claus at the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.

On a mission. Santa Claus at the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.

 

Spreading the light far and wide. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.

Spreading the light far and wide. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.

Lighting up the path ahead. Rome, Italy.

Lighting up the path ahead. Rome, Italy.

Celebrating the old. Xmas tree at the Colosseum, Rome, Italy.

Celebrating the old. Xmas tree at the Colosseum, Rome, Italy.

Rejoicing in the new. Rome, Italy.

Rejoicing in the new. Rome, Italy.

Looking forward to a Happy New Year. New York City, USA.

Looking forward to a Happy New Year. New York City, USA.

Thank you for joining me in Funderfulworld’s journey so far. See you in 2017!