The 2008 Calendar would not have been possible without the work of the following Ravens or the creative design of Gregory Blakey.
Warm Season Greetings to everyone associated with Soul Food and special applause for members of 'The Rookery', the shining stars of this calendar.
from Heather Blakey
"Wishing everyone a deeply peaceful and joyous festive season!" -- Monika - Australia
May you be overwhelmed with peace, joy, good health, and prosperity during the holiday and the coming new year.
Lori Gloyd, Southern California
Merry Christmas to my fellow Ravens! May this coming year take us all on more adventures! - Alexis
May the peace and joy of the season and the love of family and friends be with you each moment of the holidays. Merry Christmas!
-Jane Wolfinbarger (She Wolf), Wyoming USA
Merry Christmas, Heather, and a Happy and Successful New Year from Apache Junction, Arizona, at the foot of the beautiful, mysterious Superstition Mountains.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year
Megan, Esperance, Western Australia
May Christmas bring great joy to all. Fran from distant Perth on the shore of the Indian Ocean
My dear Foodies and Ravens,
May your Christmas be blessed, and your New Year full of all sorts of wonderful things. To the whole world from Apache Junction, Arizona. May love, peace and hope reign.
A Joyous Kwanzaa
A Cool Yule
A Blessed Ramadan
and all other glorious celebrations of life, light and love.
You always remember your first time - and this was my first time having Christmas with Soul Food Cafe...It has been wonderful, and I hope it will be part of my holiday tradition for years to come...(so thanks and good health to you, especially, our dear Heather!) -
This has been my "'Merry Christmas, in spite of all' Christmas" - despite being ill with a bad infection, losing my job, a good friend dying recently, it has been a joy to log in and see what wonderous things are going on in the rookery & advent calendar. How rich I am to have met such talented, giving, warm, soul-feeding friends, who have encouraged me all year long as I shared writings, at first timidly, and then "Writer's Block be damned, full speed ahead!" - with me hanging on to Were Pen for dear life as I fly through Lemuria wondering "What happens next?"
Much joy and thankfulness and wishes for good days ahead for us all, and may the Muse always grant us the grace to feel inspired.
---with much love, from Kerry/Kezza, in the heartland of America, where tonight it is icy and cold and slick outside, so whether reindeers or 'roos on the rooftops, please be careful Santa & helpers (elves, fairies, tomptes, quality control fudge testers, Christmas dragons, alien boys & crew, and party pirates all!)
Seasons Greetings to everyone
from Arkansas Ozarks
May the spirit of peace
be within you
and light your way
the coming year
From All the Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Leggety Beasties
and of course
From the thing that bump in the night at
at Anita Marie's Owl Creek Bridge
Have a Cool Yule
Mountain Lake Terrace
Especially from Cheshire D. Smith
To Heather and this rowdy and caring flock of ravens, a joyous and
blessed Christmas season from Barba Banta in New Jersey.
Dear ravens, one and all,
A happy Christmas to you all.
It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this year's advent calendar. I hope all our creativity will continue to spread forth its tendrils and may the new year bring health and happiness.
with love from Carol
in cold Turkey and feeling frustrated that problems with customs continue to delay delivery of our shipment of our household effects
Anita Marie Moscoso
Manon de Forcier