I just got a Christmas card from my husband’s niece. It is a Hallmark Card. I hope they will forgive me for quoting this. It is such a powerful message.
“A Christmas Wish for You …
Calm that renews … Compassion that Comforts … Respect that Honors … Hope that Shines … Joy that Celebrates … Grace that forgives … Love that Shares … and Peace that Lasts.”
Isn’t that beautiful? I love sending and receiving Christmas Cards. All the way into June I will ask … “Is there a Christmas Card in there for me?” Silly, I know, but … their messages are uplifting anytime of year. Let’s see if I can find more to share.
“The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of happiness. May all these be yours at Christmas.”
“May You feel God’s presence in the candles that softly spread their glow at Christmas, and may you experience the wonder of His abiding love, as He guides you, through each day of the coming year. May God’s Blessings be with you. At Christmas and New Year!”
“A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. And many Christmas blessings to you and your family.”
“As Christmas carols fill the air with joy and merriment, as the chime of church bell echoes all around, and prayers reach out to God, I wish you a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
“May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year.”
“Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season. Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.”
“God gave His greatest gift to us on that first Christmas Day and may the wonder of it always guide and light your way. Merry Christmas!”
“May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope, and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.”
“May Joy be your gift at Christmas, and may Faith, Hope, and Love be your treasures in the New Year.”
“Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.” Lucinda Franks
“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.” G.K. Chesterton
[little tree] by e.e. cummings
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower
who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly
i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don’t be afraid
look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,
put up your little arms
and i’ll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy
then when you’re quite dressed
you’ll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they’ll stare!
oh but you’ll be very proud
and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we’ll dance and sing
There’s More to Christmas…
There’s more, much more to Christmas
Than candlelight and cheer;
It’s the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all the year;
It’s thoughtfulness and kindness,
It’s hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding,
For goodwill to men!
Happy Birthday, Jesus !
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