Sunday, December 19, 2010

God Bless Us Everyone~

“I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!”

Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.” – Christina G. Rossetti

“Let’s dance and sing and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.”-Sir George Alexander Macfarren
“I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!”- Henry Longfellow    
“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” – Alexander Smith

“Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.” – Joan Mills

'“Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.”- Carol Nelso
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.  ~Roy L. Smith
  Christmas, children, is not a date.  It is a state of mind.  ~Mary Ellen Chase

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year – and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.  ~W.J. Cameron
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  ~Burton Hillis

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.  ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

There has been only one Christmas – the rest are anniversaries.  ~W.J. Cameron
"The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung."
~ Phillips Brooks (1835-93), American Episcopal bishop, wrote 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'.

Merry Christmas~God bless us everyone!


  1. Beth-- you have such beautiful pictures. This one is my favorite quote, the one that reflects my idea of happy Christmas: The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis