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Joy to the Rain

  

To all my friends in the rain...

I would just like to take a moment to wish you the very best and hope you have a joyous time with family and friends during the Holiday Season.

It truly has been a gift to meet, learn and share with you here in the rain.

Stage it forward...

Me

PS: This is my cyber gift to my cyber friends. Take it use it, post it, print it. Do what ever you like, where ever you like. And if you want a different format or a less blurry version of this wreath... just let me know.

Comment balloon 68 commentsCraig Schiller • December 17 2006 01:35AM

Comments

Craig,  That's wonderful!  May I post it on my other blog (along with an invite to join us here?)

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 14 years ago

Craig: Let me say his about that—WOW!  Nicely done! As one who dabbles a bit with graphics, I have a clear appreciation of the effort that went into your creation.  What a great way to start my Sunday morning.

Jay

Posted by Boomer Jack Boardman & Carl McIntyre, the Codgers (Noted Curmudgeons) almost 14 years ago

Oh, Goodie! I made the Wreath!!!!

Thanks, Craig! Wonderfully fun and creative!

Posted by Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker (Fathom Realty West Sound) almost 14 years ago
Masterfully done, Craig.  I would say that was time consuming.  Looks great.
Posted by Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) almost 14 years ago
PS.  that one is worth more than 5 to me.
Posted by Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) almost 14 years ago
This is awesome!   And I would also love to put it on my other blog with your permission. 
Posted by Linda Davis (RE/MAX Home Team) almost 14 years ago

Craig,

This is outstanding. I know nothing about graphic design. I can only imagine the effort that went into this. This was a great morning greeting. Alas, I too would like permission to spread the joy! 

 

Posted by William Collins, Property and Asset Management (ERA Queen City Realty) almost 14 years ago

Craig,

You are such a genius, who else could have done this?

 

Posted by Marci Toliver, Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging (438-4642) almost 14 years ago
Craig, that is really awesome! I love it. Thanks for taking the time to put that together.
Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) almost 14 years ago
OMG! This belongs on the dashboard under the AR logo! No wonder we didn't hear from you yesterday. As MF says, this definitely qualifies ... and relieves ... you of the pressure to respond to the meme.
Posted by Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio (Real Living HER, Powell Ohio) almost 14 years ago

'Craig The Reala Stager'

WOW. Okay this time you have outdone yourself. You really have.

I can't even imagine how much time and patience that took to do.

You are a remarkable Man. :)

Have A Blessed Sunday and thank you for sharing that with all of us.

TLW "The Lovely Wife"...I Love It When You Spread The Love...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 14 years ago

Neat.  I found myself between two friends, Maureen and Gena. 

 

Lenn

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 14 years ago
Craig - You really have outdone yourself.  This must have taken hours.  Have a joyful and peaceful holiday season. 
Posted by Maureen Maureen almost 14 years ago

Craig,

I am so touched; you have captured so cleverly the essence of this community.   I have realized now how much you care about us.  It is a nice example for all of us to follow.   What a wonderful gift you have given us; I don't think I will get a better gift than this.   Thank you so much for brighten my day and I wish you and your loved ones the very best! 

Best wishes,

Blanca Cholewcynski

Posted by Blanca Cholewczynski, XCO (U) almost 14 years ago

P.S  I would like to make it my screen saver.  Would you be so kind to email it to me? 

Thansk!

Posted by Blanca Cholewczynski, XCO (U) almost 14 years ago
Happy Holidays to you and yours Craig....Great post!
Posted by Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission. (Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. ) almost 14 years ago
Just when I think you cannot blow me away any more, you do this! OY! As I was reading this, a beautiful hawk landed on a branch close to the window here; tell me that is not karma! Happy Holidays to you too Favorite Craig.
Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) almost 14 years ago

Craig..You are a wizard on the computer ! Fantastic job!

I want to be in the circle of love wreath ...please, please..

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) almost 14 years ago

Craig,

Fabulous post. I admire your creative and marketing ingenuity.

Happy Holidays

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) almost 14 years ago

Craig, first I am thankful I made your wreath. Second, you obviously have way to much time on you hands and I will begin thinking of some hobbies for you! This should be a featured graphic on the home page of ActiveRain until Christmas comes!

  

Posted by Jeff Turner (RealSatisfied) almost 14 years ago
Very clever what a job this must have been..thank you!
Posted by Teri Isner, GRI, CRS, CIPS (Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes) almost 14 years ago
Wonderful, absolutely wonderful!  I love it!
Posted by Jessica Hughes (Ambiance Staging) almost 14 years ago
Well done!  You definately are extreamly creative!  Thank you for the wonderful gift!
Posted by Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions... (Retired) almost 14 years ago

Craig ~ Nice work!  You certainly put in a lot of effort...as usual!

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you!

kk

 

Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (Novella Real Estate) almost 14 years ago

                      WOWWWWWWWW!!!!      YOU STAGED US!!!!     AND PUT OUR NAMES IN LIGHT!!!!!

                                                                             

                                        You got the group looking good - as "REAL REIGNERS"on the RAIN!

                                                                       We are NO LONGER "Lone Rainers" !

                                                    Thank you Craig!  Blessings upon you & your household!  

 

 

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) almost 14 years ago

You've got to be kidding me, Craig.  That is an amazing wreath!  I'm printing this one out and hanging it on the stairs with the other family Christmas cards.

What are you going to do next year when there are 100,000 of us? 

Posted by Brian Brady, 858-777-9751 (San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751) almost 14 years ago
Craig, what a nice gesture. You're one of the many reasons I enjoy it here so much on AR. You're bright, articulate, a fountain of knowledge and obviously a very caring human being. Be well my friend and have an amazing holiday season.
Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) almost 14 years ago

wow...Craig.... so creative. Wow... again.  And thanks for the mention. This does bring tears to my eyes. And I even received a Christmas card from an AR memeber....

Again.... this was great. Great job Craig.

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) almost 14 years ago

Craig,

Absolutely outstanding. I know that must have take hours to do. I am printing it up for hubby so he knows whom I am spending my time with.

Posted by Karen Hurst, Rhode Island Waterfront! (RICOASTALLIVING.COM) almost 14 years ago
Wow I'm impressed with how you did all those photos.  I agree with what others said, it had to of taken hours to do that.  I also am impressed with your creativety.  Thanks for the holidays wishes.  May you have a Happy Holiday too!
Posted by Cynthia Sloop (Community Association Manager) almost 14 years ago

Craig,

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to create this beautiful and memorable wreath.   Seeing all those smiling faces definitely made my day....actually....it made my whole month!!!  I am going to e-mail this to my mother....it will make her day as well!

Wishing you an abundance of love, peace, and joy during the holidays and everyday. 

 

Posted by Judy Kincaid almost 14 years ago
Craig, you did an amazing job on this. I wish I had your creative mind. May this Christmas be a Blessed and  Joyous time for you and your family.
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 14 years ago

Craig, That is awesome.

Even though you left me out.

Maybe I'll get coal in my stocking too!

Michelle and I want to join the circle, right Michie? 

Your "thought I was your cyber friend,"

Ginger

Posted by Ginger S, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) almost 14 years ago

Craig-

That is so awesome!  I feel honored to be in your "circle of AR love".

I have no doubt you will have a blessed and joyful Christmas, but I will wish you one anyway!

Posted by Kimberly Wester almost 14 years ago

You are just a gift to all of us. I wonder if everyone reacted the same way I did...I quickly looked around the wreath to see if I was there and sure enough, there I was! Craig considers me a friend! Now that is a really joyful feeling.

Happy Holidays to all

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Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 14 years ago
Thanks, Craig, for including me! Happy holidays!
Posted by Cheryl Cox (StageCoach Home Staging) almost 14 years ago
Craig, for a moment Enoch was shocked he didn't make the wreath, then I realized you found (or already had) the original headshot of mine - even more impressive!  Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Posted by Gabriel Silverstein, SIOR (Angelic Real Estate, LLC) almost 14 years ago
Thanks for calling me friend.  I can't imagine how long this must have taken to make.  You did a great job and I think it should be displayed on the front page somewhere for all to see.
Posted by Teresa Boardman (Boardman Realty) almost 14 years ago
I am truly honored.  Thank you for EVERYTHING!  I am currently in the middle of staging my first vacant home!!!!  It is all because of you and inviting me to join AR.  I am blessed to have found such a kind and generous person!!  You have touched my soul and made me a better person.  Thanks for the GIFT.  Happy Holidays. Stage it Forward.
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 14 years ago

I didn't mean to exclude anyone... but there was only so much space and sooooo many of you. I swapped the pix of me out with pixes of those of you out that I heard from...

AND I did a version of the wreath for all my Jewish buddies in the rain to. ("OY" ...one of my favorite words.)

Again... if you want a larger version of any of these... let me know.

Me

           

           

Posted by Craig Schiller almost 14 years ago
 Favorite Craig you made my day!
Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) almost 14 years ago
Craig, you're a mensch!  Happy Channukah:)
Posted by Gabriel Silverstein, SIOR (Angelic Real Estate, LLC) almost 14 years ago
I know it's been said, well 42 times already, but really this is some pretty impressive photo editing.  Thanks for this. And I love the "OY"- too great.
Posted by Gina Dougherty, Home Staging Redondo Beach, CA- FusionDesignConsulting.com (Fusion Design Consulting) almost 14 years ago

OK I have Craig's  new' Oy to the Rain  version on my Columbus Best Blog now too.... in the comments to the  first version, 'Joy to the Rain.' 

I have to ask if anyone else read this sentence wrong and started looking at the "Oy to the Rain" wreath and thinking these were the Jewish Active Rain members? I thought... "how does Craig know?"  "did Craig ask?"  I looked at a number of the pictures before I went back to reread the sentence....   Duh!

"AND I did a version of the wreath for all my Jewish buddies in the rain to. ("OY" ...one of my favorite words.)"

Inclusive... I think I read "of" rather than "for" as Craig wrote it.  Gotta sloooooow down and read better.

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 14 years ago

Craig,

You are too much. That's awesome.
I'm afraid to ask you how much time it took to create this masterpiece
and I'm the last person you probably want to admit it, too, so nevermind.

So, I'll just send my personal holiday wishes to you and yours and everyone on
AR,too!!!

Posted by Skip Weisman (Weisman Success Resources, Inc.) almost 14 years ago
Very clever and very creative...

Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Posted by joanne Douglas (Terrie O'Connor Realtors) almost 14 years ago

  Dear Santa.... bring me this! And the nose is yours!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Craig Schiller almost 14 years ago
That is amazing. I wish I had another blog, just so I could put it on there. It is so cool. Happy Holidays.
Posted by Melissa Kruse (Gryphon ) almost 14 years ago
I hung it up at work today!  Oy!  : - )  PS: Both versions
Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) almost 14 years ago

 All the children will be so disappointed. "Rudolph the Coal-nosed Reindeer" I guess I'll have to light his nose!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Craig Schiller almost 14 years ago
ROFLMAO  911
Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) almost 14 years ago

Craig

What a truly amazing wreath, a circle of friends. Thanks for including me, I felt honored. You are something else with the graphics on the computer. Something I truly envy. Have a blessed Christmas and to all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

Phyllis pafumi 

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) almost 14 years ago

I just looked at this again... that is sick, how the HECK did you do that?? Even the little circles have green around them...tooooo much!

Phyllis pafumi

 

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) almost 14 years ago
Phyliss... there were SOME people I really really wanted to include. As you know... you bond and then YOU BOND. STAGERS UNITE! (LOL)
Posted by Craig Schiller almost 14 years ago

IMHO, the only good santa is a...

  

Mauhahaha (Evil Elfin Laugh)!

Posted by AntiClaus almost 14 years ago

Craig, once again you have outdone yourself! 

I wish you and yours the Happiest of Holidays and a Joy-Filled, Healthy and Prosperous 2007!  Thank you for giving us the gift of 'you' here on AR...you are so supportive of us all and always have a kind word or helpful suggestion.  You are also beyond generous with sharing all that you know. 

 As 'Cousin Eddie' would say, "Craig, you are the gift that keeps on giving"!

Posted by Val Allocco, HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island (Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island) almost 14 years ago

Craig: This is a spectacular post, if I could find a “10” rating instead of an inadequate “5” you’d have it, but alas a 5 must suffice. The Codgers asked me if I would decorate our café with a couple of your wreaths—I’ll see if my photoshop skills are up to the task.

“Santa” hit my blog & Kristal’s blog as well (SHE kinda sucked up to that old goat—I got a small pile of coal on my back porch!) I wonder who else he (if that’s his real name) paid a visit to. Let me know if you get a pot of gold.

Jay Merton 

Posted by Boomer Jack Boardman & Carl McIntyre, the Codgers (Noted Curmudgeons) almost 14 years ago

Craig

Thank you so much for including me on your absolutely fantastic, creative, and inspiring tribute wreath. It is beautiful...really really beautiful!

Allison

 

Posted by Allison Stewart, St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904 (St.Cloud Homes ) almost 14 years ago

Craig - that is just astonishing... the amount of time it must've taken you to do that!  I didn't see it until now because I was away for a few days. 

A thing of beauty is what it is.  Thank you for doing that and for being a wonderful part of this community!

Posted by S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL, Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist (United Realty Group, Inc.) almost 14 years ago

Craig, outstanding indeed.  How you managed to leave out ALL of the Title people , I'll never know :^)

Really dude, the wreath is amazing.

Posted by Rob Robinson- Lehigh Valley PA (Bertrum Settlements (Title & Abstract)) almost 14 years ago
Wow - that looks like a lot of work - but I understand you are a whiz at this.  Thanks for including my photo and Tony's photo - a gift to be truly treasured!
Posted by Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO (Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 14 years ago

Hey Craig,

 Thanks for setting up this great site and forum.  It's nice to have a space to go to talk about the Staging business and work together to spread the word about Staging.

 Jana Wulffleff

Posted by Jana Wulffleff (Chicago Stager) almost 14 years ago

Thanks for surrounding me with such special people including Teri, 2 Karens, and 2 Lindas. We are in the Southeast corner. Oy what a fantastic accomplishment. And by all the comments, it is greatly appreciated.

www.HomeRome.com

Baltimore,Md

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 14 years ago

yoo hoooooo!nice job Craig. that's a lot of photos to put together! I KNOW that took a long time.
I'll just paste mine over someone elses..hmmm. let's see who gets the boot ! haha.. just kidding.

Merry Christmas to you.!!  
PS. did you know you made one of my silly posts?? i wont spam here, but you know where to find me.

-the other 'me'

Posted by Nick M., Realtor-Appraiser in West Palm-South Florida Real Estate Appraiser (Certified Residential Appraiser- West Palm Beach Real Estate) almost 14 years ago

That is some funny stuff! I hope your family didn't miss you while creating that sucker..lol

Happy Holidays 

Scott

Posted by Scott Gormley (Oak Valley Mortgage-California Home Loans and Refinancing) almost 14 years ago

Don't know how I missed this but all I can say is this must have been quite the undertaking. Great job.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Jay 

Posted by Jay McGillicuddy, Real Estate Broker (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) almost 14 years ago

Craig,

Although I have been a member since June, only in the last few days have I spent any time on my Rain site.

I have to to tell you that you are one the reasons Active Rain is doing so well.  I enjoy your rants and the comments you generate.

Looking forward to more of you and both AR in 2007.

Have a Blessed Day,

John Occhi, Hemet Realtor

Posted by John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate (Mason Real Estate) almost 14 years ago

I have not idea how I missed this post - but WOW!!!  You are truly an artist with Photoshop Craig - when I grow up I want to be just like you.

Thank you and hope you are having an incredible holiday season as well and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ines

Posted by Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate (Majestic Properties) almost 14 years ago

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