Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! 2019 gives all a chance at a fresh start. Ray and I spent our time on the beach in Florida talking about what our intentions are for this year.

Our word for 2019 is INTENTIONAL. We will be intentional in our thoughts, words, and actions. We will be intentional as we focus on our 2019 goals.

What are those goals for you? Do you have a word for 2019? Enjoy this video. You might find YOUR word for 2019 in it.


Merry Christmas in 25 Languages


Christmas may very well be the most widely celebrated holiday on the planet.

Even many cultures where Christmas is not a religious holiday, its significance and importance are recognized.

It is a holiday that celebrates hope, possibility, and warmth of heart. These are universal human longings.

I thought it would be fun to show you how people in every corner of our planet wish others “Merry Christmas”.

Here’s wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas from April Davis Creations!

25 Ways to Say “Merry Christmas”

  1. Arabic -miilaad majiid

  2. Bulgarian – весела коледа (vesela koleda)

  3. Chinese -圣诞快乐 (shèng dàn kuài lè)

  4. Czech – veselé Vánoce

  5. Dutch – Vrolijke Kerstmis

  6. French -Joyeux Noël

  7. German -Frohe Weihnachten

  8. Greek – Χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα

  9. Hawaiian -mele Kalikimaka

  10. Hebrew – christmas sameakh

  11. Hindi – क्रिसमस मुबारक (Krismas ki subhkamna)

  12. Hungarian – boldog Karácsonyt

  13. Indonesian – selamat Natal

  14. Irish Gaelic – Nollaig shona

  15. Italian -Buon Natale

  16. Japanese – メリークリスマス (meri kurisumasu)

  17. Korean -즐거운 성탄 (seun-tan chu-ka-hae-yo)

  18. Persian – krissmas khojaste

  19. Polish – Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia

  20. Portuguese – Feliz Natal

  21. Russian – С Рождеством Христовым (S rojdestvom Kristovom)

  22. Spanish – Feliz Navidad

  23. Swahili – Krismasi Njema

  24. Swedish – god jul

  25. Turkish – Noeliniz kutlu olsun

Where ever you are whoever you are – Merry Christmas to you. And may the meaning and spirit of this day, translate into our global interactions with each other in the coming year. We share a common destiny and we are all creating it – individually and collectively – each and every day.


Christmas Countdown Calendar

Are you counting down the days to Christmas like I am? This year I’m doing it in style with my Chalk Couture Christmas Countdown Calendar.

I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season.

Keep on Crafting!


P.S. I’d love to have you on my Chalk Couture team - The ChalkAbouts. If you’d like to learn more, please reach out to me or click here.

Chalk Couture Snowflake Ornament

Here’s my the snowflake ornament I created with craft store supplies and Chalk Couture. I just love crafting for Christmas.

I’d love to see what you’re crafting this holiday season. Please leave a comment or a link below.

Keep on Crafting!


If you’re interested in joining my Chalk Couture team, click here to learn more. I’d love to have you!

Haunted Mansion

I am getting ready for Halloween.  My new Aiden Style white frame from Chalk Couture has been decorated for Halloween with a Haunted House.  Love it!!!  Once Halloween is over, I will wash off the Haunted House and create a new art piece for Thanksgiving and then reuse the frame once again for Christmas and so on and so on.  I love having one piece that I can recreate over and over again depending on the season.  Chalk Couture makes creating easy and I love being able to display my art in my home for everyone to enjoy.


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We had an amazing time in Nantucket Saturday.  The weather was gorgeous and the company (Ray and Rachel) was so fun!  Nantucket was BEAUTIFUL.  We can't wait to go back!!!