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Christmas quotes to keep in mind while shopping

Bill FoxI sometimes get so caught up in Christmas shopping, especially the last minute variety. How about you? It sometimes can become stressful, and that should not be what Christmas is about. I found some wisdom about Christmas that might give us all a little more focus about what this coming holiday is all about.

  • Joan Winmill: “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.”
  • Bob Hope: “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things give off the greatest glow of happiness.”
  • Charles Dickens: “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale: “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
  • Roy L. Smith: “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
  • Burton Hillis: “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”
  • Charles Dickens: “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
  • Larry Wilde: “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.”
  • Francis C. Farley: “Instead of being a time of unusual behaviour, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious.”
  • W.T. Ellis: “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”
  • W.J. Ronald Tucker: “Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”
  • Carrie Latet: “Even as an adult, I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age.”
  • Wright Mabie: “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!”
    • Eva Logue: “A Christmas candle is a lovely thing – it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away.”
  • Janice Maeditere: “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.”
  • Unknown: “Sit with someone special in a room lit only by Christmas tree lights and remember that our blessings outnumber the lights.”
  • D.D. Monroe: “It is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain have fun. Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weinachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveler for the oasis.
  • Unknown: “May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope, the warmth of Christmas grant you love.”
    • Peg Bracken: “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
  • Bing Crosby: “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white.”

 

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