A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here;
Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime."
"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
"One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present."
"May you have the greatest two gifts of all on these holidays: someone to love and someone who loves you."
"And I, grown old, almost forget
The truths with which I am beset.
Upon this blessed Christmas Eve
I, too, in Santa Claus believe."
Edgar A. Guest
"If I could wish a wish for you, it would be for peace and happiness
not only now, but for the whole year through!"
"May peace be more than a season,
may it be a way of life"
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
Norman Vincent Peale
"Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal."
Whatever Christmas is to you may it be filled with all you love.
Catherine Pulsifer, Christmas Time Is
"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? "
"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. "
W. T. Ellis
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
"It came without ribbons,
It came without tags,
It came without packages, boxes, or bags.
Christmas can't be bought from a store...
Maybe Christmas means a little bit more."
"Big money can be saved by buying toys and books for Christmas and birthday gifts at yard sales."
"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."
"Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind."
Mary Ellen Chase
"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month."
May all your days be happy and bright and may all your Christmases be white.
"So, next time you want to throw out your old Christmas cards, please don't! If you don't have children to do these crafts with, give your old cards to a school or daycare to use!"
Catherine Pulsifer, from Don't Throw Away Those Old Christmas Cards
"Instead of going to debt this year, why not give a gift from the heart?"
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know,
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow."
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."
"May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love."
Ada V. Hendricks
"Every year do you wish for a less stressful holiday season? This year, don't just dream about a simpler Christmas. Make it a reality by taking action."
"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most."
Ruth Carter Stapleton
"It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, 'God Bless Us, Every One'!"
"Christmas is the day that holds time together."
"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year."
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it white."
"As we thank God for His many blessings this Christmas, let us also pray for Peace on Earth."
May your stuffing be tasty and your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy have not a lump.
May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize.
May your Christmas dinner stay off your thighs.
"God rest ye, merry gentlemen; let nothing you dismay
For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas day."
D. M. Craik
"It was my daughter in law who simplified Christmas for us. She suggested that rather than buying gifts for everyone that we do a Christmas exchange. That meant each person would buy one gift with a value of no more than $30.00."
Catherine Pulsifer, from Simplify Your Christmas