E-Card Xpress 

Animated E-cards and Videos are below...  

   

Links to Specialty Cards for your loved ones and friends.

Christmas Songs with Links to You-tube.

Christmas Around The World.

Christian Music.

Some Sad and Some Encouraging Videos - Some are Sad and Encouraging.

The Annual Merry Christmas Greeting is at the bottom of this page

Many of you know I have been sending out emails with links to various e-cards and music videos at Christmas time for years.

You may find this easier, and a page you can bookmark to come back to if you want. 

Click on any of the listings below if you want to send one or more to someone, or just enjoy them yourself.

Hope you enjoy this years' picks, and Merry Christmas.

   

  

2017 Christmas E-cards, mostly animated.

   

   

Christmas Lights

https://www.jacquielawson.com/sendcard/preview?cont=1&hdn=0&fldCard=3450528&path=83563&pmode=init

   

Come All You Faithful

http://www.123greetings.com/events/christmas/merry_christmas/the_glow_of_christmas_1_1.html

  

O Tannenbaum

https://www.jacquielawson.com/sendcard/preview?cont=1&hdn=0&fldCard=3474510&path=83563&pmode=init

  

Furry Friends

https://www.bluemountain.com/ecards/christmas/peace-on-earth/card-3344721

  

Sleigh Ride

https://www.jacquielawson.com/sendcard/preview?cont=1&hdn=0&fldCard=3474767&path=83563&pmode=init

     

Snow Flake

https://www.bluemountain.com/ecards/christmas/snowflake-fun-interactive/card-3475765

  

Kind of Squirrelly

http://www.123greetings.com/events/carol_day/cute_christmas_carol_greeting.html

   

White Christmas

https://www.jacquielawson.com/sendcard/preview?cont=1&hdn=0&fldCard=3474766&path=83563&pmode=init

   

Crackling Fire

 https://www.bluemountain.com/ecards/christmas/white-christmas-famous-song-interactive/card-3455268

     

Christmas Boogie

https://www.jacquielawson.com/sendcard/preview?cont=1&hdn=0&fldCard=3474315&path=83563&pmode=init

   

Gloria

https://www.bluemountain.com/ecards/christmas/christmas-glory/card-3421782

     

O Holy Night - Manger

https://www.bluemountain.com/ecards/christmas/christmas-blessings/card-3387975

   

Beginning to Look Like Christmas

http://www.123greetings.com/events/happy_holidays/its_beginning_to_look_a_lot_like_1.html

   

   

   

 Christmas Music on You-tube 

   

   

Gloria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5mdybeyLVc

  

Little Drummer Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VGQZwIlWiU

  

O Holy Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITIaYoWCPkE

  

10 Year-Old Blind Autistic Boy Singing - Open the Eyes of My Heart

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F_W_zl61bI

   

Hallelujah

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT5u2xVEO5M

  

Ode to Joy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj6r3-sQr58

  

O Holy Night

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5n6X9sUznI

  

The Wexford Carol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNU51u2ZqUk

  

Silent Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GghONQ-q65Y

  

Flash Mob Christmas Carol at Mall

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7baFMmSv4k

  

Celtic Woman - The Wexford Carol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDWA1PTiKNs

  

Joy To The World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDmIddF7DfQ

   

Angels We Have Heard On High

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7MTjm6UYYA

  

U.S. Air Force Band

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pq2CHfiTFE&list=RDMJGQyK0mEz4&index=15

  

WHITE CHRISTMAS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULhsE8iyvhY

  

New Christmas Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H10f2w7T5CU

   

Driving Home For Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDt3u2Ev1cI

  

Light Our Way - The Florin Street Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxeETbr864M

  

   

   

   

Christmas Around The World

   

   

   

   

COLOGNE CHRISTMAS MEDLEY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO1O_bZRTMo

  

What a friend we have in Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwi_qKVI8lQ

  

Heaven came Down - KUSDA Church Choir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdjFNHLHRB4

  

He hideth my soul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ajY-xEw6ZU

   

   

Immanuel..Immanuel...Lovely Arabic Christian Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjEehbjbIAY

You might have to click on CC at the bottom to see English words.

   

   

My life is Yours..Lovely Arabic Christian Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEFFF6nQZGQ

You might have to click on CC at the bottom to see English words.

   

  

Christian Music

   

   

Nearer, My God, to Thee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyxXGdG3-Io

   

   

Amazing Grace

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Mtpk4jeVA

   

   

The Prayer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DRLmrboGK4

   

   

Jesus Hold My Hand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC_yAyQJ-2k

   

   

Create in Me a Clean Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQD7x0MeVak

   

   

BE THOU MY VISION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihJAJA4ibEs

   

   

Greensleeves - What Child Is This

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0tn-VdgU_k

   

   

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPI7WbPyoM8

   

   

Wings of a Dove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWOeTQBtfE4

   

   

Moving Blind Pianist

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqoV4ZW7xTA

  

   

Some Sad and Some Encouraging Videos  - Some are Sad and Encouraging

   

   

You will cry after watching this video !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsVt6-PgdNc

   

   

Powerful video Can't explain it just watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D38S9o_6qnc

   

   

My Shoes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27qSU2HDZjE

   

   

Young man walks 10 miles in snow for job interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRG8FqhAWCM

   

   

Tear Shedder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhNMMqe2UVA

   

   

She dumped him because he's Poor and Struggling and then...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VakILPdtaIY

   

   

Don't judge people from your point of view

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi2poN1zgCI

   

   

Son throws his mother on the street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI8i-zeXqrA

   

   

Inspirational Video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2o50v-SwJY

   

   

An Unconventional Love Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MC5Y-P39Wg

   

   

Homeless man gives money to rich guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJpr7L7N2Ho

   

   

Lawyer tried to make farmer look dumb in court

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKJ9ehbW82A

   

   

Muslim Woman Gives Jesus One Week To Prove Himself Before Ending Her Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJUh-Jeqfrg

   

   

Too Quick To Judge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzn_AKN67oI

   

   

After the bank bounced this senior citizen’s check

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eTZTOHrYOg

   

   

10 Acts of Kindness Caught On Camera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vahi77oOsK4

   

   

Minneapolis cafe owner gives homeless man a job

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltBozZ8sFG4

   

   

100 Images That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8k6FCeXNR8

   

   

ReMoved

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvqRI1Wjn14

   

   

 From - 2015 - Christmas - Emails - Animated_Videos - Christmas_Music.html  

 From 2016 - Christmas E-cards and Videos 

   

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Another year has come and gone. Did it seem to go by faster than the last? We are subject to so much more information as time goes by, it seems to make time go by even faster. Back in the 60s, most of the news most people got was local, with some national, and not much from overseas. Now it comes in from all around the world - places we never even knew existed. Instead of watching snowy looking tv screens, now you can watch it on your phone.

There were some encouraging things that have taken place this year, and some not so much. The media seems to work very hard at enticing contention between many people by attempting to persuade us to believe one thing or another, or to see things as they would have us see. What is consoling, is more people are seeing through the confusion and ignoring the manipulation.

I hear many people say life used to be easier when I was young. Is it because we did not have the responsibilities of grown ups yet, or was it just easier and more carefree when we were not bombarded, as if nonstop, with so much media hype/news and information?

Like, do they expect us to stay up with it all? Maybe. Do we have to? No. There is no way you can. I guess a person could try, but it will not allow you to have much of a life.

I learned to be a lot more selective, and pay attention to what they are saying. We have been around long enough to read between the lines and recognize scam reporting.  

With all the divisiveness that has been dumped on us this year from the media, the sports industry, Hollywood, and, as usual, politicians, it is comforting to see many people are drawing closer to each other, and constructively discussing the various issues that matter. Though it is convenient to have social media outlets online and through cell phones, there is nothing like old fashioned face to face interaction. You always seem to feel better when you talk face to face, even when there are disagreements.  

I started paying closer attention to the obituaries this year. It is something how many people die each day. Though I only look at the small area where I currently live, you wonder how many people are dying every day around the world? It is also saddening to see many younger people dying. It also says too often - died unexpectedly.

Sometimes I wonder why I am still alive when so many others are dying. It tends to put life in a much more clearer perspective when you see how fragile living can be. Car accidents, plane and train crashes, storms and disasters, medical complications, murders - you just never know if you will make it back to bed after getting up in the morning. Too many people did not make it back to bed this year.

You begin to look more closely to the kinds of food and drink you ingest. You look and adjust the priorities you made for yourself more carefully. You realize at any moment you could die too. It is happening to a lot of people every day.

Then you might find yourself asking the question, am I doing the things that, deep down, I feel are important to me? Am I spending too much time, wasting time on things that really do not matter in the big picture of life? Do I know who God really is, or just what others have told me through the years?

Too often, it seems, many live life as if it is going to keep going on, and on, and on. In the back of our minds, we know that is not true, at least not in this world. But then, do we really know the real directions that lead to God and Eternal Life? Or are we soooo busy with the temporary things in this world, that we neglect the necessary preparations that lead to Salvation and Life Eternal?

I've been with some people who were on their death beds through the years. Some were at peace with their lives, and the direction they were headed. Others, you could see in their eyes, they were scrambling in their minds, trying to come to terms with death.

You could see they did not take sufficient time to learn the Truth about God and His Written Word; you could see the uncertainty, and with some, the fearfulness in their eyes when it came to their fate.

Those last minute decisions do not always work, neither can they always be trusted, especially at times like these. I think, too often, we wait to do some of the real important things in life that can deeply and seriously impact our destiny. How many people find out they waited too long?   

I keep finding out how important it is to keep the eyes on the big picture, and not just what is in front of my face. Through the years I found out Everlasting Life is a reality, and that each of us can be there. I also listened to what many people said about obtaining life beyond the here and now. They said it was what they were told from others, but were not certain if what they were told was true; while many others had no ideas at all.

Many people simply believe the person on the pulpit. Then you think, so many of them have different ideas. They all can not be true because of the significant contradictions. They all claim to use the Bible for their Source. When I read the following Statement, I thought it best to search for the answers myself:

John 16:13 KJV  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he will not speak of himself; but whatsoever he will hear, that will he speak: and he will show you things to come.

Since I am personally accountable for what I believe and disbelieve, and that my eternal destiny depends on knowing what is true, I thought it best to make sure what I was believing was true. I figured if Eternal Life is real, I sure want to be there. There certainly has to be much more than what is in this world. You look up into the night sky, and know there is a massive amount more. The endlessness of the Universe can not be just for us, considering most of us in this life do not even live a century of time.

The first time I read through the Scriptures, I was surprised what was actually Written; so much was very different from what I was told; shockingly, some things were the very opposite. There were also many things Written that I just did not understand yet. It was a bit frustrating at first. In time, the frustration left me, and the Truth began to settle within the thoughts of my mind. The more I studied, the more I understood. I guess that is the same with anything we take the time to learn.

The ones I saw on their death bed, who truly had peace with God; that was so wonderful to behold; especially when compared with the ones that were worried and fearful, not really knowing what their future held, if anything at all. A few even thought all they would ever become was a pile of fertilizer - oh, how depressing those words made their faces look.

Then I look at the Christmas season that is upon us. I see that God sent His Son into this world to show us a beautiful way to live. He also came to die, just so each of us could have an opportunity to choose His Way of Life, and have a future life with Him.  

Even though my breath in this temporary world will eventually come to an end, that does not have to be the end of my life. On the contrary, in a way, it can be just the beginning - that can be true for each of us.

The more I search God's Word, the more at peace my life becomes. Even though there is much sadness, pain, suffering and backstabbing in this world; there are also some good times. If a person has the real directions to Eternal Life, this time on earth has to be nothing more than a tiny little pit stop.

In your mind, when you see Christ dying on the cross, you see how much value He has placed over your life. It would be really sad to let His Sacrifice be in vain for any one of us, considering all He went through for each of us.

You hear some people say, do not live with regrets. Step out and make a difference. Live to your full potential. I guess as long as you have your facts right, that is real good advice.  

Respectfully,

Joe

    

The Christmas e-cards are at the following link: http://www.ecardxpress.com  

I hope you enjoy them; it seems every year it gets harder to find really good ones. There are also music videos and a few videos that might make you stop and think; maybe even shed a few tears.

May your every decision be a wise and thoughtful one.