It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This year, my sister and I exchanged an Advent calendar of sorts, but really, it’s more of a Christmas countdown, with tiny tokens and treats to open each day til Christmas.

I was starting to feel a little guilty about it being all presents and not as much reflection, which is part of the ritutal of Advent. To remedy that, I found some holiday quotes and wrote them all over her packages. Some of them were particularly wonderful, I thought I’d share.

  • Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. – Mary Ellen Chase
  • 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 – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – -a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. – Augusta E. Rundel
  • Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. – Norman Vincent Peale

Hope your holiday season is filled with cheer and joy this year!

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