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The New 2022 Christmas Card is here!

Inside Greeting:
Wising you Joy and Happiness
This Holiday Season.

More Christmas Cards

2021 Card

2020 - Pennsylvania Winter

2019 - The Twilight Hour



The Melcher Grist Mill
Washington Township, Bally, Pennsylvania

The Melcher Grist Mill, shown in the painting with a large holiday wreath adorning it, was built in 1888. It served the Nicholas Melcher Farm located in the borough of Bally, PA. It was water-powered by the adjoining pond and continued in operation until is was dismantled in the late 1970's and meticulously reconstructed on site at the Berks County Heritage Center on Red Bridge Road, Reading where it is preserved for future generations.

The pond was a favorite gathering place for skaters, young and old.

From Original Acrylic on Canvas, by Julie Longacre
29 Longacre Lane, Barto, PA 19504
Copyright 2017

A typical example of a Berks County farmhouse.
A sense of peace filled the stillness while the snow
quietly blanketed the ground.

Ready for Christmas
Up with the Tree
Down with the Snow
Its Christmas Time
Wherever you go.

Down Through the Village


Oley Valley Farm
Prints also available

Julie Longacre Books, Cards and Prints are available at the following locations:

  • Longacre's Dairy Bar, Route 100, Barto, PA
  • Gehmen's Store, Bally, PA
  • Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center Gift Shop, Pennsburg, PA 215-679-3103
  • Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, PA
  • Garshell Arts Gallery and Frame Shop, Routes 73 and 663, Gilbertsville, PA 610-367-1804


The Bank Barn, Oley Valley, Pennsylvania
Nestled in the rolling hills, this bank barn is a familiar sight
in the Lobachsville area. Built into the bank, or side of the hill,
the barn's design gave easy access on two ground levels, the
stables were located in the lower front section of the barn,
providing shelter for the aninmals. Around the back of the
barn, the bank provided ground level access to the second
floor for the tractors and other farm equipment.



December Hearth
5 x 7

Fond memories and family traditions
centered around the hearth where family
and friends gathered together around the warmth
of the open fire.



Pennsylvania Farm, Winter
5 x 9

Early settlers of Eastern Pennsylvania brought with them
a tradition ofarchitectural sytle of building. This country
farm nestled in the hillside is a typical example of
Pennsylvania Dutch (German) construction. The red milk
paint on the barn adds a rich color that blends with the subtle textures of the December landscape.



From the Snow Covered Pasture, Silent Night
5 x 7

The quiet countryside of Pennsylvania is especially
serene on a wintry evening, when the light of the full
moon reflects the silence.



Long Lane Back to the Farm
5 x 8

Just take the Long Lane back to the farm . .
and the memories will follow . .
Walking down the lane to fetch the mail, looking for
wild flowers along the way; Smelling the aroma of the fresh
cut hay carried on the hot summer breeze;
Sipping ice tea on the back porch swing, watching the
fireflies light up the evening

Orange pumpkins announcing the arrival of fall, after the corn harvest was in; The first frost stirring the excitement "Let Thanksgiving preparations begin.."
The thought of fresh apple pie served up warm, beckoning
everyone home . .and back to the farm.



Late Fall, Early Snow
5 x7

As the dry leaves still cling to the trees,
I hear December whistling in the breeze.
The tune is familiar
The white flakes fall
The melody lingers to remind us all
That the holiday season is about to call.



Dressed for December
5 x7

I found these three buildings still standing in their original
setting. Over the years I have been combing the back roads
and rural landscape, sketching and recording what remains of
our rich, architectural heritage. I've artistically restored the
buildings to their former beauty and dressed them up
for December.



December Tea
5 x7

The holidays are a welcoming blend of family, food and friends.
The fire in the old brick hearth made for a warm invitation to guests.
Decorated with holly and greens, this home is ready for a tea party
Complete with fresh baked cookies and cake.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
So, come in and relax in the old rocking chair.



Footsteps to the River
5 x7

Commissioned by the Schuylkill River National & State
Heritage Area Footsteps to the river is a watercolor of the
Mouns Jones House at Morlatton Village, Berks County,
Pennsylvania. In 2004 the painting was reproduced as
prints note cards and offered to the public to raise awareness
of our precious natural rescources.



The Evergreen Gate
5 x7

There was an old stone fence up behind my grandparents' farm.
Over the years the stone had crumbled away leaving an opening where each December, after the first snowfall, we began our search for "the perfect Christmas tree". As kids we fondly referred to the opening as The Evergreen Gate because once we passed through it, as far as the eye could see was a magical forest of Evergreens.



5 x8



One Day Last Winter
5 x8

Far from the colorful branches of fall
Away from the new song of spring
the silent wonder of white on white
what peacefulness can winter bring . .



Greeting: Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a Cheerful New Year.
Cards may be ordered with the greeting or as notecards

Sunset Memoirs

Step softly in the sunset hour
Silent on the winter snow
Serenity enfolds the scene
With cherished memories of long ago



Silent Night

The Darker the sky,
The brighter the snow
Although no moonlight fills the air
The silent snowflakes drift unaware.
They cover the ground
In the presence
Of Tranquility
Serenity makes no sound.


The Speaker's House, 1763, Trappe, Pennsylvania
Hearth and Home for the Holidays

Home to Frederick Muhlenberg, first speaker of the house.




Through the night snowflakes drifted down from heaven,
A blanket of white covered meadow and farm.
Still and serene, the silent scene,
Waited for sunrise on Christmas Day.


Cards may be ordered as notecards.

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