“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind . . . and that’s what’s been changing. That’s why I’m glad I’m here. Maybe I can do something about it.” ~ Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street
Wonderful photo of Mr. Kringle. Rather handsome, don’t you think?
Good morning, dear friends. Ah, the beauty of the season. It is found on every corner and in every home. And above all, it is in the beauty of the smiling faces of those we love. Such beauty and joy makes our hearts pound a little harder. So, to add a little beauty to your day, Mr. Kringle has some thoughts he would like me to share ~ for your “frame of mind.”
Trees are being decorated and their beauty is being celebrated by grand illuminations all around the world. These special times are happening in cities and small towns, and neighborhoods across our land.
Storefronts are glowing.
Cities and towns are sparkling.
All, with the warm glow of love.
“The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.” ~ Helen Keller
Ah, don’t you love to bring out the ornaments? We simply unbox memories. We all have favorites and they all have stories.
And upon the trees, they go. So that, once again, we may be a child and delight in our precious memories gathered over the years.
Everyone enjoys being ‘Merry’ ~ and making memories.
Wreaths are placed on our doors, saying ” Merry Christmas, everyone!”
We hang them inside.
Decorate our chandeliers.
And, our mantels.
Almost every possible place receives a touch of Christmas magic.
“It’s the month of cakes and candles, snow and songs, carols and joys, laughter and love…it’s December.” ~ Unknown
We fill the house with wonderful smells of ginger and cinnamon.
And we make things too pretty to eat . . . almost.
I received a Christmas package a few years ago tied beautifully with this same ribbon. And, I saved it. Because the beautiful ribbon, which tied my package, was tied with love from my dearest friend, Janet.
We seem to love to fuss over our packages. Always adding a special touch to the packages of those we hold so dear.
“It’s in the singing of a street corner choir, it’s going home and getting warm by the fire. It’s true, wherever you find love, it feels like Christmas.” ~ Unknown
The beauty of this glorious season fills our hearts ~ gives us great joy.
So as this post travels and makes its way to you, Mr. Kringle and I hope it will find you in the Christmas “frame of mind.”
Amour et joie à vous, chers amis! (Love and joy, dear friends)
Note: Images ~ (Via Tumblr) Unless otherwise stated, I do not claim ownership of these photos. These photos are the work of tremendously talented people and I simply compiled them for your enjoyment.