Christmas Greetings 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all of my clients, friends, and associates. Here are a few quotes to ponder and enjoy during this Holiday Season.

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” – William Wadsworth Longfellow

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.” – Jay Leno

“How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!” – Benjamin Franklin

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge

“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.” – Eric Severeid

“God is here. This truth should fill our lives, and every Christmas should be for us a new and special meeting with God, when we allow his light and grace to enter deep into our soul.” – St. Josemaria Escriva

“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.” – Bess Streeter Aldrich

“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeer, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.” – Ronald Reagan

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." – Andy Rooney

“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ” – Washington Irving

“Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out any quicker than the Christmas spirit.” – Kin Hubbard

“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.” – Bing Crosby

“Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies!” – Francis P. Church

“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” – Harlan Miller

“Into this world, this demented inn
in which there is absolutely no room for him at all,
Christ comes uninvited.” – Thomas Merton

“The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!” – Charles N. Barnard

“There has been only one Christmas  the rest are anniversaries.” – W.J. Cameron

“Mankind is a great, an immense family... This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.”  – Pope St. John XXIII

Source

"Christmas Quotes (982 Quotes)," Goodreads, Inc., www.goodreads.com.
 

 

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