and some beautifully brilliant quotes about Christmastime!
"Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl.
But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...
filled it, too, with melody that would last forever."
~ Bess Streeter Aldrich ~(1881-1954), American author, 'Song of Years'.
"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 ~(1900-1980), American author.
"To the American People: Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending
its gleam of hope to the world."
~ Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), American president. Presidential message (December 25, 1927).
"Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush,
the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day
comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that
enfolds our hearts and our homes."
~ Joan Winmill Brown, American author and editor.
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
~ Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English author. From 'A Christmas Carol'.
"Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget."
~ Hugh Downs (1921- ), American newscaster.
"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. Pahro
"I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs,
and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world."
~ Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), American Protestant religious leader, author.