Every time we love, every time we give, it's
Christmas. Dale Evans
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas
morning and not be a child. Erma Bombeck
From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist
it would be necessary to invent it. Katharine Whitehorn
Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even
if it is a headache, a chore, and a nightmare, it is a period
of necessary defrosting of chilled hidebound hearts. Lenora Mattingly Weber
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for
the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that
every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and
that every path may lead to peace. Agnes M. Pharo
Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're
never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. Lenore Hershey
Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten
and his present remembered. Phyllis Diller
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to
see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph. Shirley Temple
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything
is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy
of love. Hamilton Wright Mabi
Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that
something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may
weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting,
or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a
day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. Augusta E. Rundel
Remember, this December, that love weighs more than gold. Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect. Oren Arnold
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly
as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that
they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.
Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus!
It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would
be no child-like faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable
this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense
and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the
world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in
fairies! Francis P. Church From the New York Sun, September 21, 1897.
If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love
away. Author Unknown
Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart,
a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of
the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history,
because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing
medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts
for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging
bundles is this beating Christmas heart. George Mathhew Adams
From Home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other. Emily Matthews
Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing,
Returns to you glad. John Greenleaf Whittier
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. W. T. Ellis
The merry family gatherings -
The old, the very young;
The strangely lovely way they
Harmonize in carols sung.
For Christmas is tradition time -
Traditions that recall
The precious memories down the years,
The sameness of them all. Helen Lowrie Marshall