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Merry Christmas to all at EPZ

By TrevBatWCC    
My Christmas offering by way of a digital Christmas card. The basic image was of decorations around the Christmas tree in the reception area of the hotel in Bardolino a couple of Christmasses ago 🎄
Sadly, Christmas for me has been cancelled this year. I booked a Christmas holiday back in August when things seemed to be improving, and was due to go to Windermere, departing on Wednesday. However, due to the government moving the goalposts again, just heard yesterday from Shearings that all holidays have had to be cancelled, despite very strict precautions being in place whilst away. The money paid for the holiday has now been put to a Spring holiday in April (hopefully). So, being single and having no immediate family, I'll be spending Christmas home alone – the first time in my 73 years 😢
Anyway, for those of you who can, have a good Christmas and New Year 🎄🎅
(image taken 25/12/2018)

Many thanks to Ray (ThePixelator), Phil (PhilT2), Dave (HobbitDave), Geoff (simmo73), Ian (dales), Richard (DicksPics), Joan (EMJAYCEE), Carole (Monochrome2004), Peter (Mollycat) and Colleen for their User Awards on my previous upload, Dunster , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Christmas Digital manipulation Specialist and abstract Greetings card Tree decorations

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21 Dec 2020 1:25PM
Strange times indeed Trev, and what a beautiful festive card you created for everyone. Thanks for the wonderful travel photos you have shared over the year, we can all go on mind-adventures with them to beautiful places. May 2021 be a new beginning of many good things for everyone!
Dave 🙂
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
21 Dec 2020 1:26PM
Hello Trevor,
May we wish you " A Very Merry Christmas " to you and your family. Stay safe and well, enjoy what you can !!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
21 Dec 2020 1:27PM
Merry Christmas, Trev.
PhilT2 Plus
12 591 34 England
21 Dec 2020 1:40PM
A great Christmas creation Trev.
Very unfortunate that your Christmas plans have been cancelled and it has left many people in a similar situation. Hope you make the best of it and I will raise a glass or two for you on the day 🍷🍷
Very best wishes to you and lets hope next year will make up for 2020 (a year which will be forever remembered in history)

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2020 1:42PM
Our best wishes to you Trev. Our Christmas plans have also been cancelled, the refund will go towards hopefully better times next year.
For the time being, stay in and spoil yourself!
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2020 1:47PM
All the best for Christmas Trevor. You may be alone at Christmas but things will get better in the coming year. Thanks for the beautiful image above.

RLF Plus
12 18 4 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2020 1:58PM
A very merry Christmas TrevorSmile
Windermere is well worth the wait
I used to go there every May by myself for a week of canoeing Wink
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
21 Dec 2020 2:00PM
So sorry to hear your holiday has been cancelled...we are booked in May with Shearlings to go to Wales... having doubts this will go ahead either..?

Hope you can make the best of what you have...but above all keep safe
Merry Christmas 🎄
sawsengee 15 6 41 Malaysia
21 Dec 2020 2:09PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year to you Trev. ee Smile
21 Dec 2020 2:23PM
Beautiful card Trev, thank you for your stunning travel images over 2020. They are, coupled with your'e inspired narrative a delight to us all here on EPZ. So sorry your Christmas plans have not come to fruition, lets hope 2021 is a better year for us all. In the meantime , have a nice self indulgent time and treat yourself to all your favourite things!
Kindest regards
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
21 Dec 2020 2:45PM
Very beautiful Christmas image Trev. Wishing you the best Christmas that's possible and a much Healthier and Happy New Year. To you and your family.
21 Dec 2020 2:50PM
What a lovely Christmassy card Trev. So sorry to hear that your holiday has been cancelled and that you will be on your own at Christmas. We can only hope that year 2021 will be better than this one has been. In the meantime I send you every good wish.

James124 Plus
7 49 51 Portugal
21 Dec 2020 3:00PM
Pity about your holiday Trevor, and I hope you don't get too down on your own. It's going to be a strange Christmas for a lot of people this year. My Best Wishes for the year end and for 2021 Smile
That's a really nice "card" you've put up.
adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
21 Dec 2020 4:17PM
What a fab card Trev, absolutely lovely!! So sorry to hear that your Christmas plans have been cancelled, it is hard to try and arrange anything at the moment as things are changing so rapidly. Don't get downhearted coz it's only one day, so make self-indulgence your top priority and the main person to please most is yourself!!

Merry Christmas Trev, and all the best for 2021😄😄

LoryC 6 2 Italy
21 Dec 2020 4:21PM
Beautiful greeting card Trev,
Wish you a Safe and Merry Christmas and a Far Better New Year, full of joy and travels.
In the meanwhile you have so many friends here enjoying your beautiful photos🌲🎅😃

Minty805 Plus
5 45 9 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2020 4:26PM
A lovely card, Trev; thanks for the sentiments. I'm very sorry to hear you'll be on your own at Christmas. Logically, it's no different to being alone on a Sunday, but, of course, we all invest emotion in that one day and so it seems especially difficult. The fact it will be so for a great many (far too many) others doesn't really help. The family gathering ideas we had have been postponed, but we've said to they will be resurrected as soon as things improve, so festivities in May/June/whenever? Hope you can do the same. Stay positive and I look forward to more of your excellent photography next year.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2020 4:32PM
Beautifully done Trev. Like you I too will be alone this year. But will have a video link with the family.
Hope the Abbot will at least keep you company.
Peter GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
11 36 5 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2020 5:13PM
A beautiful card and at least you can indulge in all your favourite foods.
Merry Christmas,

gpimages Plus
11 79 3 England
21 Dec 2020 5:32PM
Thank you Trev - a lovely card. But here's a mission for you - should you choose to accept - I think that instead of sitting in front of the 'telly' with mince pies and Christmas pud, you should brave the elements, grab a tripod and shoot a Christmas Day Yorkshire landscape. To be uploaded no later than two days after Christmas Day. What do you say? (This communication will self destruct when you press the shutter!)
gp Wink
SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
21 Dec 2020 5:35PM
Gosh, that must have taken some time. And expertise.
Spoil yourself on the day, and look forward to better times. A great year of travelogues, Trev. May we see many more in the future. Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
21 Dec 2020 7:08PM

Quote:..Don't get downhearted coz it's only one day..
It wasn’t though, it was for 5 days, 2 days travelling there and back and 3 full days with outings for some photography!
Trev 😀
21 Dec 2020 7:09PM
A beautiful card, thank you so much. I hope next year will be so much better than this one. My husband and I will be on our own this Christmas, I'm hoping to be able to leave my Grandson's presents somewhere he can safely collect them. Take care and stay safe.
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
21 Dec 2020 8:09PM
Hi Trevor have a good Christmas and an even better 2021. You have your spring holiday to look forward too in April. Enjoy! Bill.
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
21 Dec 2020 8:48PM
A stunning card Trev ,very best wishes for a Happy Christmas and hoping for a wonderful New Year for you also🎄🎄🎄😀I
Ian 😎
21 Dec 2020 9:47PM
Thank you, Trev - a wonderful greeting card, superbly created and presented, as always!
So sorry to hear that your holiday has had to be cancelled.
Let's hope next year brings better fortune for us all.
I hope you have a good Christmas and that 2021 brings you good fortune, health and happiness.
All the best,

Chinga Plus
11 73 3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2020 10:27PM
Lovely card Trev !!
Happy (safe) Christmas to you and your family... My best wishes, Isabel GrinGrin
21 Dec 2020 10:30PM
Thank you Trev for your lovely card sorry your Christmas is ruined try and think at least your safe..Lin
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2020 10:31PM
Happy Christmas to you too Trev
sadly not the one we hoped for
BUT, at least I will get my yearly phone call from you on
Christmas day... stay safe!! x
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2020 6:13AM
Thank you Trev. May you have the best Festive Season possible under the current, crazy circumstances.
leo_nid 5 12
22 Dec 2020 9:41AM
a marvelous card, Trev, and thank you
wishing you a blessed Christmas and every happiness in the New Year!
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
22 Dec 2020 10:56AM
Merry Christmas

Wink Wink Wink
Techno Plus
13 6.6k 8 England
22 Dec 2020 1:30PM
Take solace Trev from the fact we are all in deep du du😮 but hope springs eternal 👍

Happy Christmas and keep your powder dry👌

Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
23 Dec 2020 12:26AM
Merry Christmas!
Philpot Plus
9 778 4 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2020 2:44PM
Hi Trev, Sorry to hear about the cancelled holiday, I hope it goers ahead early next year, hopefully it will be a bit warmer too! Take care and all the very best for Christmas and the new year which is different for us all I suspect. KR Phil Grin

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