For your enjoyment, a selection of 2005 Christmas and Holiday cards:




first row:
GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE  Governor's Mansion Grand Hall © Dayspring Cards, Siloam Springs Arkansas
Inside: Photos of Janet and Mike, Jet (dog), John Mark, David and Lauren, and Sarah.
Also inside is a fold-out recipe card with a photo of a Handcarved Nativity from olive wood purchased in Bethelehem on the front.  Recipe is Janet's Brisket "Choose a 12 to 16 lb. Brisket..."
The Governor's Mansion is especially warm and inviting during the holiday season.  Richly adorned trees decked with strands of bright lights, ornaments, and ribbons seem to dance their way through the carols that fill the halls with the meaning of Christmas and resound with the significans of our Savior's birth.

We hope this brisket recipe will help you fill your home with a wonderful aroma that gathers your guests close together in spirit and love-and becomes a mealtime tradition for generations to come.  Our hearts will be with each and every one of you during this time of celebration.

"The Lord is my strength and song,
and is become my salvation."
Psalm 118:14 KJV

GOV. MARK WARNER (One Virginia)  Photography by Philip Bermingham
Wishing You Peace, Happiness and Health Throughout the Year
Lisa, Mark, Madison, Gillian, Eliza, Buster and Beau

SEN. GEORGE ALLEN (Friends of George Allen)
"I will greatly rejoice in the Lord.  My soul shall be joyful in my God..."  Isaiah 61:10
May the joy and laughter of this holiday season by yours throughout the coming year.
George, Susan, Tyler, Forrest, Brooke

second row:
GOV. TOM VILSACK (Iowans for Vilsack/Pederson, Inc.)  "Iowa Winter Wonderland" Photograph by Donna Sime © 2004 Radcliffe, Iowa
Inside: John E. Schultz photo of Jim Autry, Lt. Governor Sally J. Pederson, First Lady Christie Vilsack and Governor Thomas J. Vilsack inside the Old Babcock Miller Building
May the joy of the holiday season strengthen all of our communities and families.
-Tom and Christie Vilsack, Sally Pederson and Jim Autry

GOV. GEORGE PATAKI (Friends of Pataki) © 2005
During this holiday season, let us give special thanks to all those who have made sacrifices for us and offer a prayer for their families as we work together to bring peace, health, and happiness to all.
Our family extends to you and yours best wishes for the holiday season and the coming year.
George, Libby, Emily, Ted, Allison, and Owen Pataki

SEN. BILL FRIST  Karyn and Bill Frist; Harrison, Jonathan and Bryan (St. Albans School for Boys, Washington, D.C.  Jonathan's Graduation - 2005)

third row:
SEN. JOHN EDWARDS (One America Committee)
Through many dangers, toils and snares
we have already come.
'Twas Grace that brought us safe thus far,
And Grace will lead us home.

  'Amazing Grace' by John Newton

We wish you Grace
John and Elizabeth Edwards, Kate, Emma Claire & Jack

SEN. CHUCK HAGEL (Hagel for Senate)  Artwork by Ziller
One the back of the card are photos of Allyn Hagel, 15, and Ziller Hagel, 13.
Seasons Greetings and a happy blessed New Year -- We wish you a wonderful 2006.
Your friends, Chuck, Lizibet, Allyn, Ziller and "Figgie"

SEN. JOHN McCAIN (Straight Talk America)
Happy Holidays from the McCain Family

fourth row:
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.
  Psalm 100:5

May the holiday season bring you joy, peace,and hope for the New Year.
The Romney Family
Mitt & Ann; Tagg, Jen, Allie, Joseph & Thomas; Matt, Laurie, Nick, Chloe & Mia; Josh, Jen, Grace & Wyatt;Craig & Mary; Ben & Andelyne.

Happy Holidays.  We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.  And we pray that 2006 brings peace and joy to all our families and to our nation.  We have great hope for our country knowing you are there.

SEN. EVAN BAYH (Evan Bayh Committee)
On the back: Two photos: a baby photo and a recent photo of Beau and Nick "November 8th, 1995-November 8th, 2005..How time flies!"
From our family to you and yours, warm wishes for a joyous Holiday Season and a healthy and Happy New Year!
Evan, Susan, Beau & Nick

fifth row:
SEN. JOE BIDEN  Photograph-Brad Glazier
"Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."  unknown
Beau & Hallie, Natalie, Hunt & Kathleen, Naomi
Finnegan, Maisy, Ashley, Jill & Joe Biden
[Note: The photograph is of Sen. Biden's children and grandchildren.]


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bonus card:

"There is hope for your future," says the Lord.
Your children will come agin to their own land."
  Jeremiah 31:17 (New Living Translation)

Inside: God bless Mississippi and the wonderful people who make her great
Haley and Marsha Barbour  Christmas 2005

Back: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Share with God's people who are in need.  - Romans 12:12-13 NIV