He who has not Christmas in hisheart will never nd it under a tree.
—Roy L. Smith
Christmas is not a date. It is astate o mind.
—Mary Ellen Chase
Christmas is the season orkindling the re o hospitality in the hall, the genial fame o charity in the heart.
Blessed is the season whichengages the whole world in aconspiracy o love!
—Hamilton Wright Mabie
Love is what’s in the room withyou at Christmas i you stopopening presents and listen.
—Attributed to a seven-year-old named Bobby
Christmas is orever, not or justone day,or loving, sharing, giving, are notto put away like bells and lights and tinsel, insome box upon a shel.Te good you do or others isgood you do yoursel.
—Norman Wesley Brooks, “Let Every Day Be Christmas”
Remember this December, thatlove weighs more than gold!
—Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
Te joy o brightening otherlives, bearing each others’burdens, easing others’ loads, andsupplanting empty hearts andlives with generous gits becomesor us the magic o Christmas.—
W. C. Jones
Christmas takes place in the heart.It is opening our hearts to others,giving o our time and energy toothers, orgiving when needed,and accepting others as they are,in our hearts. It’s doing or others what Jesus did or us. It’s lettingGod’s Spirit reign in our hearts,and giving His love preeminencein our relations with others.
Christmas is not as much aboutopening our presents as openingour hearts.
Te spirit o Christmas ulls thegreatest hunger o mankind.
—Loring A. Schuler
Open your presents atChristmastime but be thankulyear round or the gits you receive.
—Lorinda Ruth Lowen
Te message o Christmas is thatthe visible material world is boundto the invisible spiritual world.
Te earth has grown old with itsburden o care, but at Christmasit always is young.
Let Christmas not become a thingMerely o merchant’s tracking,O tinsel, bell and holly wreath And surace pleasure, but beneathTe childish glamour, let us ndNourishment or soul and mind.Let us ollow kinder waysTrough our teeming human maze, And help the age o peace to comeFrom a Dreamer’s martyrdom.
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