cat wisdom 101 holiday christmas card
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Vintage Merry Christmas Hanukkah Cats + How Cat Lovers Cruise

If you love cats, sharing makes us purrrr :-)

Vintage Merry Christmas and Hanukkah Cats and How Cat Lovers Cruise by Layla Morgan Wilde. Always ad-free for your reading joy.

Our annual selection of revamped vintage cat art includes themes as relevant today as 50 or 100 years ago. Some things never change. But this year, I’m also sharing a feline festive vibe from a recent cruise and from home with Odin. Plus our Cat Wisdom 101 snail mail holiday card.

vintage christmas cats card

vintage xmas cat card

vintage style cat christmas card

vintage black cat christmas card

A limited amount of snail mail cards were mailed out just before I left on my travels. I ran out of time and a bunch weren’t sent, sorry.

This year I spent part of the holiday season on a Caribbean cruise. What a joy to see the ship decked out in holiday sparkles.

Layla Morgan Wilde Christmas Anthem of seas

christmas cruise anthem of the seas

I always have to stick in my classic pic of Odin with the menorah candles. He no longer cares about candle flames but I’m still careful.

And if you’re wondering What Cats Really Want for Christmas read this. No shopping involved ๐Ÿ™‚

play it safe-holiday pet hazards-hanukkah-cat-dreidel-quote

christmas tree decor anthem of the seas

cruise ship christmas tree ornament

I don’t usually wear a Santa hat in public but there is something liberating about being on a cruise ship. It’s unlikely I’ll ever see those passengers again so why not be silly. Of course my (not so) ugly Christmas sweater has a cat in full sparkly sequin splendor.

Layla ugly christmas cat sweater

There were no cats on board but there was one adorable and very devoted service dog.

cruise ship service dog

I wondered he was going potty and found a cozy nook outdoors with a relief station.

cruise ship service dog station

While there were no real cats onboard, I did find this huge cat sculpture by Romero Britto.

romero britto cat sculpture

There was a spectacular gingerbread village onboard.

cruise ship christmas decoe

gingerbread joy-anthem of the seas

gingerbread christmas cruise decor

The Christchurch Anglican Cathedral in Nassau, Bahamas has lovely stained glass window. I found it to be a peaceful respite from busy, touristy downtown.

christchurch cathedral Nassau Bahamas

Getting back to vintage cat art, isn’t it remarkable how something from over 60 years ago is as fresh as yesterday? I played with them to add a little extra festive fun. If you love this kind of art, here’s a few more Vintage Merry Christmas Cats from our archive.

merry everything vintage christmas card

cat magazine 1954 christmas

vintage cat magazine christmas

vintage white cat christmas magazine

vintage christmas cats magazine

It was bittersweet decorating the tree this year. I made ornaments for our four cats three years but sadly Odin is the only one left this year.

cat memorial christmas ornaments

I bought a new Santa hat for Odin but who was a kidding? He refused to indulge me and pose. But he did make a nice question mark with his tail.

christmas cat question mark tail

Oh well, there is always photo editing ๐Ÿ˜‰

odin elf christmas cat

We had a small party on the weekend for our very spiritually eclectic family. Every year is different and and no matter what, there is always something to celebrate. Decorating with old and new items. Cooking and baking family favorites and trying something new. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate when there is love.

And Odin will add: Forget about purrfection people! Relax. Stress less and purr more.

hanukkah memorah cat paw

Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Whatever you believe in, I think we can all agree, we need more love, light, hope and peace.

Thank for being being here!

Layla, Odin and the Angels AKA Celestial Feline Crew


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