Sunday Thoughts – Christmas Wishes

“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

Good Sunday morning, dear friends.  Can you believe this is the last Sunday before Christmas?  The days pass way too quickly for my liking, especially during this most beautiful season of the year.  Although, considering the swiftly moving days, I am just about ready for Christmas.  The house is decorated, baking is almost finished, and the Christmas cards are mailed.  Speaking of Christmas cards, I have something to confess.

Do you keep old Christmas cards?  Oh, I do.  Honestly, I am not a hoarder, but I do keep old cards.  Ones I have received and also ones I have sent.  And, why do I keep them?  I don’t keep them all, they must meet certain criteria.  They must be quite special.  Meaning, the message inside has to be absolutely beautiful.  Each year, I go through them (probably about twenty cards) and enjoy their message and beauty.  They are marvelous enjoyment along with a cookie and coffee.  

Today, I want to share a few with you.  All are from Hallmark Cards and are at least over thirty years old.  Know their message is from my heart and home to you and yours.

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” ~ Alexander Smith

“There is a beloved sameness about Christmas with its familiar carols,

its treasured ornaments and favorite traditions.

Still every Christmas is special, one of a kind, as unique as a snowflake,

as bright as a star, as new as a dream that’s about to come true.”

“May the wonderful feelings of Christmas stay with you long after the gifts are unwrapped,

the tree is taken down, and the ornaments are stored safely away. 

May the once-a-year joy of Christmas return to you in memories throughout the year,

each time tugging at your heart strings. . . each time bringing a smile.”


Dear friends, thank you so much for your visit.  

May the gift of peace, love and joy be yours this Christmas.

And. . .

May Christmas Blessings be with you and those you love during the New Year.


“I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.” ~ Fred Rogers


 Joyeux Noël,




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Enchanting Christmas vignettes! Merry Christmas! Hugs and blessings!

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

Absolutely love these photos and the accompanying messages from your wonderful old Hallmark cards. Hallmark cards have added so much joy to our special occasions, including Christmas, always knowing what our hearts want to say even when our brains don’t quite know how to say it.

Lovely post, Sandra. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. Brenda xo

bonnie morgan
Sandra, I am so glad you save your old Christmas cards, too. I must admit, I can not throw them away! Now, that photographs on cards have been popular I especially can not throw them away. Last year I sent New Year’s cards because I had my whole family here for Christmas and we made a family photo. This year no one will be here so I have not done cards. But everyone I receive is such a gift. You are ahead of me. I have not done any Christmas baking but am hoping to this week. I have a… Read more »
Pam Richardson

Sandra, I must admit I also save cards. The cards you shared and their messages are encouraging. I know your home is filled with twinkling lights, delightful smells, and most importantly love. Wishing you and Michael a joy-filled week and Merry Christmas!

Rita C at Panoply

Have a wonderful Christmas, Sandra. I love the Fred Rogers analogy of Christmas.

Bobbi Duncan
Good morning, Sandra. I do love to save special cards, and especially love the look of ones by Thomas Kinkade–even the box they come in is lovely and nice for storing gift tags and such. Fred Rogers said it so well; truly, the familiar is what my heart holds dear about this special time of year–the rituals we know well and love is something we can count on (not this year, as we can’t be w/ all the ones we love, but normally). And that is the saddest part of 2020…not being with the ones we love. Thank you for… Read more »
Penny Carlson

I enjoyed this mornings post very much. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Happy Sunday, Sandra! Such a beautiful post that you have shared with us on this Christmas week. I hope you have a most Merry Christmas, dear friend!


What beautiful images, Sandra, and equally lovely words. I keep some old cards too — especially very beautiful ones or those that were made by the sender. Like you, I don’t hoard. I save — not all, but some. I send many beautiful Christmas wishes to you both this lovely season.


Such beautiful images from your old cards. I do keep some of them, too. Others I cut up for gift tags. Some I keep because of the sender. I have some sent to me from my grandparents that I treasure.
Wishing you a most merry and delightful Christmas, Sandra. I’ve enjoyed coming to your blog this year.

Mi querida amiga, observo que mi comentario de ayer día 21 no quedó grabada y es por eso que no quiero pasar sin decirte lo mucho que me gustó tu publicación. Es realmente hermosa en su contenido y en su imagen. Me encanta la idea de guardar las felicitaciones más bellas, eso siempre es un gran recuerdo de los amigos y también de los que nos asomamos a tu ventanita navideña tan bella y tan dulce. Te deseo una gran Navidad plena de felicidad, tranquilidad y amor…mucho amor, que el amor nunca se gaste, siempre presente. Con amor…Dolores My dear… Read more »