Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays To You! A Christmas Album

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2011-12-2418

If you’ve landed here, then it’s either Christmas or you’re looking for something “cute”. If so, then welcome! While I run a personal finance blog — you can read more about me here — I am also pretty merry most of the time, and keep up to date with the greetings.

Allow me to greet you with a Christmas cheer. I’ve decided to archive my Christmas greetings each year on this page for posterity and to present some of the most recognizable and iconic characters that filled my childhood as my holiday well wishers here. My wishes for a great holiday season to my readers and visitors ring loud and clear. Check out our Christmas album throughout the years!

Peanuts Christmas: 2011

I remember how fond I was of Peanuts as a kid. So I thought to bring you some caroling from the gang this time around!

merry christmas 2011

Here’s something I find really cool: in 2010, I featured Tintin in our Christmas album (see below), not realizing that he would eventually turn into a full length 3-D movie by Steven Spielberg this year, right during the holidays to boot! We’re definitely catching the show soon.

A Tintin Christmas: 2010

Christmas is a time for kids and family — a time of remembrance and of reflection. One of the things I love to reminisce about is my childhood, which I spent in an entirely different world and culture. I grew up in a very loving family where I was lucky enough to have been cherished by wonderful grandparents.

One of my favorite childhood memories was how I first developed an interest in reading. I still remember the day when my maternal grandfather brought me to a book store right by my ancestral home. In that bookstore, I made my first purchase of a comic book that belonged to a popular children’s series: The Shooting Star, which was part of the Adventures of Tintin series. Thus begun my lifelong love for Tintin books. I remember not understanding the entire story quite that well (I was 8 years old at that time), but I found myself hooked to the art and obvious humor of Herge (the author). I began my Tintin collection soon after and to this day, I am a huge fan who aims to share the same fun and enjoyment of these books with my young kids.

Have Yourself A TinTin Christmas

Tintin is an interesting comic strip that has been criticized for having some politically incorrect undertones. However, I choose to enjoy it as a peek into the life of a European sleuth, that mostly touches on fantasy and history. Today, I’d like to present these Tintin Christmas images — with Tintin, Snowy and the rest of the gang (Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and the Thompson twins). All the images here are from the Tintin Facebook fan page that I am a proud member of:

Tintin Christmas
Tintin & Snowy

Tintin by Herge

If you like Tintin, there are more of these where they came from, but I’m not quite sure what their origin is: I don’t believe they are genuine Tintin books or covers (but I could be wrong). I believe that many of the photos you’ll see in the Facebook album are works of artists who are inspired by Herge and who create Tintin art as a tribute to an exceptional book series.

Even though my grandfather is long gone, he left this legacy (which is one of so many). I’d like to thank and honor those of our loved ones who’ve passed away and who’ve made our lives happy. Let’s draw a positive memory from our past and hold on to it, or make some great ones, especially this time of year. Life is short and I’m growing older, so let’s have some fun. πŸ™‚


Happy Holidays 2009: More Santa Cats

It’s great to be able to wish you all another Christmas for the fourth time! Yes, this is our 4th Christmas online… geez, how time flies. As usual, we had our traditional family Christmas party yesterday with our extended family. And as I am wont to do, I am letting a couple of furry friends pass you our holiday sentiments!

merry christmas cats 2009
Beautiful cat photo by Tuija2005.

Wishing You All A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas 2008: Cute Hamster Overload!

We begin to celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. How do you celebrate this special day at your house? Ours goes like this:

We have a great night of partying and good food with relatives and old friends. I make sure that the kids don’t overturn the furniture as they run around the house. There’s the constant din of non-stop family chatter. We then culminate the celebration with a frenetic exchange of gifts that leave us all truly merry. This year, I’d like to “share the cute” with you all!

merry christmas hamster
Many thanks to Annia for sharing her pet, Puschi, with us today.

merry christmas 2008
Photos by Annia

Wishing you all a truly joyful and wonderful Christmas Day!

Our 2007 Christmas Greeting: Funny Cats

We’re celebrating pretty heavily these last couple of days so I may be “out of it” for a while… πŸ˜‰ well, until tomorrow I guess. But I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the season.

Merry Christmas Cats
Image Credit: MySpace cats

Our wholehearted appreciation and thanks to all of you for your readership, support and friendship. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Enjoy Your Day!

Created December 25, 2007. Updated December 24, 2011. Copyright © 2011 The Digerati Life. All Rights Reserved.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

tracy Ho December 25, 2007 at 1:10 am

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you all,

Seasons Greetings!

Tracy ho

Laura December 25, 2007 at 8:33 pm


We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy holiday.

I am Laura Williams and I am a blogger as well. I like your blog for the simplicity that it portrays. Thanks for your posts. πŸ™‚

RacerX December 25, 2007 at 9:53 pm

A very Special Holiday to you and yours! All the Best!

Silicon Valley Blogger December 26, 2007 at 12:11 am

Thank you all! I hope you all got what you wanted from Santa this year! πŸ™‚ We had a great time just seeing family….

Mrs. Micah December 26, 2007 at 11:23 am

Merry Christmas! Those cats frighten me.

Silicon Valley Blogger December 26, 2007 at 1:06 pm

Haha! You don’t like their furry wiggling little faces? Meow-y Christmas anyways!! LOL.

Escape Brooklyn December 27, 2007 at 2:17 pm

I love the cats! They’re adorable. =)

Dallas Blogger December 27, 2007 at 7:56 pm

I loved the pictures, even though I’m a dog lover.

Patti November 30, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Merry Christmas!! The white cat in your picture is identical (color, markings and eyes) to my 2 year old ragdoll StinkyRat.

Trevor – 14 Year Old Money Blogger December 24, 2008 at 10:58 am

Those pictures are so cute. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you too =D

SimplyForties December 24, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Merry Christmas!

Arpine December 19, 2010 at 8:17 am

It’s veeeeeeeeeeerry funny and lovely!

Wlinna Kilo December 25, 2010 at 7:36 am

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone. Over here, Christmas is hot and sunny with rain falling instead of beautiful white snow.

Consumermiser December 25, 2010 at 11:01 am


I have never heard of Tintin before even though we are around the same age. Thanks for sharing the memories.

Merry Christmas everyone. May this Christmas day be the best yet for you and your family.

Silicon Valley Blogger December 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Thanks for all the wishes!

@ConsumerMiser β€” wow! You need to catch up on Tintin then! It is a magical comic book series. Quite funny and clever. There’s just not anything like it. I highly recommend you check it out even now! πŸ™‚

jasmine craven December 9, 2011 at 8:34 am

Getting very excited for christmas can’t wait πŸ™‚ . Happy Christmas everyone!

Merry christmas nanny, hope you’re ok up there!

R.I.P nanny 24th december christmas eve πŸ™ πŸ˜› πŸ™‚ πŸ™ :L πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ 3:)

selena December 24, 2011 at 8:11 am

Lovely pics ! Merry Christmas to you also.

Ottika December 27, 2011 at 2:49 am

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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