Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas-tide in Wonderland

From a Fairy to a Child
LADY dear, if Fairies mayFor a moment lay asideCunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.
We have heared the children say -Gentle children, whom we love -Long ago, on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above.
Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,They remember it again -Echo still the joyful sound,
'Peace on earth, good-will to men.'
Yet the hearts must child-like beWhere such heavenly guests abide.Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide.
Thus, forgetting tricks and playFor a moment, Lady dear,We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, glad New Year.

--Lewis Carroll, Christmas, 1887.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! This month the design team brings you their holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice and to our other readers.
We do not have a sponsor this month, so we are just sharing for the joy of Christmas in Wonderland, and we hope that you will share too. We will have honorable mentions, so play along for the glory if not a prize!
To celebrate the season, we bring you The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. Notice the left panel where Lewis Carroll and Alice kneel to pay homage to the newly born Christ in this wonderful Nativity scene! This month's quote is actually contained within the windows, do you see it?
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The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb, a must-see for anyone that loves Wonderland. The Christmas poem by Lewis Carroll is shown in the center three bottom panels, which include characters from Wonderland - the White Rabbit, Dodo, the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and more! Our own Sue Roddis visited this chapel and gave me permission to show her close-up photos here, click to enlarge:

Echo still the joyous sound, Peace on earth, Good will to men. Merry Christmas to one and all, with great love from The Altered Alice!
If you would like to join us this month in wishing everyone a happy holiday season, just hop on over to the Altered Alice blog and join us! We can't wait to see what you create!

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