To be honest, this Christmas, was a fun filled Christmas time I had in years! I shut myself from any social medium interactions and spent a good amount of time with my family. Watched a movie in IMAX (**The Hobbit**), watched the entire Season 3 of Master Chef US and cooked the family lunch! In all, it was a complete family oriented affair!

Now to all the wonderful bloggers on WordPress, my sincere apologies that I wasn’t able to reply back to any of your new posts, comments and likes for the past week as I was too occupied with quality family time. It was certainly hard not to come any closer to the Web, Facebook and WordPress! Hence, taking this opportunity to wish all the wonderful people around the world a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

And BTW, when people say holidays, the first thing that I remember is goodies and this post is no different the others…Over the last couple of months, there were a lot of kind-hearted bloggers who have conferred upon me numerous awards and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for considering my blog for these awards.

**Thank You note:**

- Thanks to WordPress to initiate and share these wonderful awards across to different people and blogs. Wishing them to come with more and more encouraging awards and goodies for everyone on WordPress.
- Thanks to every blogger who have taken time to stop by and appreciate my blog, my writing skills and help me understand different cultures, religions, races and languages!
- Thanks to people around the world for feeding me those wonderful posts through their blogs.
- Thanks to Shawn R Jones, Soumya, And Life Smiles, Igyslaine, Summer, Sweta and numerous others for inspiring me every day with your amazing great stories and posts!
- And lastly, thanks to all my family and friends and especially to my brother – Naresh for suggesting WordPress and its large community of great bloggers.

And now, it’s time for me to reciprocate that wonderful gesture on so many of those wonderful blogs! I hear by nominate the following blogs for different awards in different categories:

**Shine On Award:**

http://smbizamerica.wordpress.com

http://mystery756.wordpress.com

http://theviator.wordpress.com/

http://elettracavendish.wordpress.com

http://desi99ner.wordpress.com

http://cristimoise.wordpress.com

http://abcdwxyz1234.wordpress.com

http://karmicdiva.wordpress.com

http://dreamingofwh.wordpress.com

http://sakshivashist.wordpress.com

**Blog of the Year 2012 Star Awards:**

http://terry1954.wordpress.com

http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com

http://zentcreativeblog.wordpress.com

http://thesurferstokeproject.wordpress.com

http://cristimoise.wordpress.com

http://littlemisswordy.wordpress.com

http://worldlywinds.wordpress.com

http://shawnrjones12.wordpress.com

http://vandysnape.wordpress.com

http://parasharpooja.wordpress.com

http://dianereedwiter.wordpress.com

http://andlifesmile.wordpress.com/

http://lifeisyourpieceofart.wordpress.com

http://toofulltowrite.wordpress.com

http://yourejustadumbass.wordpress.com

http://inspireandaction.wordpress.com

http://zentcreativeblog.wordpress.com

http://lizziejoysdivinequest.wordpress.com

**Reality Blogger Award:**

http://behrfacts.wordpress.com

http://jenniferpaetsch.wordpress.com

http://singingsparrows.wordpress.com

http://faitaccompli.wordpress.com/

http://catgensets.wordpress.com/

http://winstonephotography.wordpress.com

http://heartflow2012.wordpress.com

http://oceanboundsadventures.wordpress.com

http://professionsforpeace.wordpress.com

http://lovelyvlinder.wordpress.com

**Very Inspiring Blogger Award:**

http://lgyslaine.wordpress.com

http://thepersecutionofmildreddunlap.wordpress.com

http://pseudomonaz.wordpress.com

http://burgessart.wordpress.com

**One Lovely Blog Award:**

http://seyisandradavid.wordpress.com

http://vickynanjapa.wordpress.com

http://toofulltowrite.wordpress.com

http://faitaccompli.wordpress.com/

http://smileinstyle.wordpress.com

http://meenakshisuri.wordpress.com

Wishing everyone a happy holidays and a wonderful Happy New Year 2013…

Take care… Have a great Christmas and fun filled Holidays! See you all next year with more wonderful posts and happy memories!

Awww.. Thank You so much dear:-)) Happy holidays!!

:) Cheers!

:-))) Thank You once again!!

Thank you for nominating WP for the Reality award!!! That is fabulous, cheers!

With pleasure! :)

:)

I am so honored to receive this from you. Blessings to all and peace on earth. Paulette

:)

Thank you very much indeed :)

Thank you Ganesh! and its great to see you enjoying with family! hope u will have a wonderful time for the new year too! Best wishes for the same !

thank you soumya! :)

Thank you for thinking of me. I love awards and always appreciate them.

cheers! :)

thank you so much for this wonderful award. I will treasure it, you can count on it!

Cheers Terry! :)

Congratulations and thank you very much for paying it forward :)

:)

Congratulations and thank you for my second nomination. Have a happy holiday and Happy New year :)

Cheers! You too have a great new year ahead! :)

Thank you Ganesh for the award and congratulations on your own, it was well deserved, you are a great guy. Wishing you a great year ahead, thanks again. Much love-:)

Cheers Sandra… You too have a great year ahead :)

Wow! Ganesh this is a wonderful post, with many well-deserved awards for you and this wonderful blog. Well done! And it’s easy to see how much work you put into this… whew!

Thank you very kindly for including my humble blog in your R-E-A-L-I-T-Y award, I am honored :) I am looking forward to visiting your other recommended blogs that I’ve not seen before, as well as revisiting some I do know.

Glad you shared about having had a wonderful holiday, and I too enjoy cooking and watching Food Network. Having extra family and friends around makes cooking even more rewarding!

Thanks again for this delightful post, and best wishes to you and yours for continued joy in a prosperous year ahead.

Hugs of gratitude, Gina

I am happy that I made some contribution to your holidays! Cheers :)

Wow! That is so very thoughtful of you to nominate my blog. Thank you so much and have a happy and safe New Year!!

Thank you and same to you! :)

Hallo Ganesh,

Congratulations with all your awards! Nice to read that you have a great time. Also outside, there is a beautyful world : ) Enjoy your days, cherisch, embrace them..

Sweet greetings, for you, your brother and your family. Cheers, up to 2013 : )

thank you summer… wishing you a great 2013 :)

Thank you so much, Ganesh! I am so honored! You are my 6th star!!!! Thank you so much for the award! Have a happy & healthy one my friend! xo

Hahaha…. thank you… and do you know… I am still struck on 5 stars! :)

Not any longer! I nominated you for your 6th star!!! Thanks for being mine!

Wow! Awesome! Thats finally 6 all… Thanks a ton… Cheers! Happy New Year 2013 :)

Very well-deserved! All the best for 2013!

I don’t know who you are, but you can not include a better blogger than faitaccompli…

:)

:) cheers!

Aww.. Thanks Ted. Very Nice of you! :)

Congratulations, Dear Ganesh! and thank you for appreciating my blog and nominating me for the REALITY Blog Award! Many wonderful blessings to you for the New Year 2013 and the New Age starting NOW!

with Love, Tomas

Thanks Ganesh for being a big hearted Santa for us bloggers this New Years :)

aww…. Thanks a ton :)

Thank you Ganesh for the wonderful surprise award of the “Shine On Award.” And your wonderful words about bloggers on WordPress. We are all a pretty amazing group. I keep getting to know more and more people here. It is a world that expands ones mind and heart and soul. So supportive and friendly and amazingly creative. I will place my “Shine On Award” in a special place on my blog. It is rather like one of my new favorite groups: “Pink Floyd’s” song “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.” I love that song, actually rather addicted to it. Thanks again Ganesh for coming into my world and life here on WordPress and being so generous to me and so many others. jk jennifer-the secret keeper :-)

Cheers Jenni :)

Cheers to you too Ganesh! 8-) jk

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Thank you Ganesh for the nomination.. Happy holidays! :-)

Thank you dear Ganesh, happy festivities! :)

Wow!!!! Thank you!!!! I will get to this as soon as I can. This is quite an honor!!!

Cheers :)

Congratulations.

Happy New Year, 2013.

Hello My dear a surprise for you on the last day of the Year 2012. Please check it out http://ardentpt.com/2012/12/31/the-versatile-blogger-award/

Thank you so much! I am honored… A great way to start the year 2013 :)

Congratulations Ganesh. You have a great blog and I look forward to reading your work in 2013 :)

Cheers :)

Yeah……you have something great here. I loved your blog. Can’t wait to read more. :)

Thanks Khaula for dropping by… I like your blog too! :)

Thanks….and you’re always welcome…

=D

Hello Ganesh thanks for nominating me for a blog award, Happy New Year!

Cheers mate! You deserve it :)

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Here’s to a properous 2013!

Cheers! You too :)

Thanks for the award that came to me through Sakshi. Grateful for visiting my blog. Wish you a Happy New Year. I find your web site exciting with multidimensional interests. Keep going for more Ganesh!

Cheers Justine :)

congratulation , thanks alot for the nomination

Cheers :)

Congrats on all of these awards! Wow I can only hope to become this popular. I noticed that you were following my old blog, but I started a new one! Check it out: http://thecraftyfrugaler.wordpress.com/

thats really cool… I will certainly visit and become a follower :)

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