“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.” ~
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.
“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
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