Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Warm Holiday Wishes and Quotes of the Season

With Christmas a mere day away, the final countdown has begun. Soon our preparations will become celebrations. Family and friends will gather. Perhaps reindeer hooves will tramp over the roof, but most importantly, we’ll recall the birth of a baby boy in a manger.



I would like wish my blogging friends a very Merry Christmas by sharing more quotes about the holiday.

1. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale
2. Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. And to yourself, respect.~ Oren Arnold
3. 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
4. There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.~Erma Bombeck
5. 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
6. He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith
7. And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What, he thought, if Christmas doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~Dr. Seuss
8. Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase
9. 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
10. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.~Dale Evans
11. Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space. ~Dave Barry
12. It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W.T. Ellis
13. A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. ~Garrison Keillor



Thank you, my friends. I’m aware that some of you may not share this holiday. I appreciate your tolerance and I wish you all the best this season.



“Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!” ~Clement Clarke Moore

Sources
http://www.quotegarden.com/christmas.html
http://www.wisdomquotes.com/cat_christmas.html
http://www.allthingschristmas.com/quotes.html
http://www.carols.org.uk/twas_the_night_before_christmas.htm

34 comments:

  1. Lovely christmas quotes! I'm eager to see preparations turn into celebrations, and I'd like to share the 13th quote to an anti-christmas bloggy friend :-)

    Happy holidays!

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  2. Thanks Hazel,
    I'm glad you enjoyed quote number 13. I did too. :) May your Christmas be merry.

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  3. Heather,
    Thanks. I appreciate your visit and those great snow pictures you shared.

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  4. I like #4. Christmas is a magical time for children.

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  5. Great quotes. Added a few of these to my collection. Happy holidays.

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  6. Thanks for sharing these lovely quotes for Christmas. Many are familiar and all warm the heart. My favs today are #4 and 7 ... but I love them all ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

    My T13 is at Small Reflections this week.

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  7. Merry Christmas Susan and Alice,
    I wish you the best!

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  8. Shelley,
    Yeah, kids add a whole magic to the holiday. I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

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  9. i beati,
    Yep--so true! Merry Christmas!

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  10. jillconyers,
    I'm glad you liked the quotes. Merry Christmas!

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  11. storyteller,
    Yeah, I am a big fan of the Grinch and Dr. Seuss in general. Merry Christmas!

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  12. And Merry Christmas to you, as well! Thanks for all the quotes. Happy TT!
    tm

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  13. Wow....wonderful quotes!!!

    Merry X Mas!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Beautiful quotes. I especially like that you included the one from the Grinch -- it's a favorite of mine.

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  15. And...Mankind was our business!

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  16. Merry Christmas!
    I love the number 2 on your list!

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  17. Ornery's wife and Rims
    Gosh, thanks. Merry Christmas!

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  18. Andi,
    Yeah, I had to include the Grinch. Merry Christmas!

    colleen,
    A Christmas Carol, right? Good quote. May your Christmas be all that you wish.

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  19. Willa,
    I'm with you about number 2. I liked all the suggestions. Merry Christmas!

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  20. Merry Christmas, Brenda! ...And thanks for the quotes (and for citing your sources :D.)

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  21. Celticlibrarian,
    Sure anytime. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  22. Celticlibrarian,
    Sure anytime. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  23. Great quotes!
    Have a wonderful Holiday!

    http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/12/have-happy-merry-and-more.html

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  24. I love these quotes! I went on and read your other Christmas posts and especially enjoyed the one focusing on "otherworldly" visitors! :D

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  25. And a very happy Christmas to you and yours...

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  26. I Am Harriet and Irishcoda,
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by for the holiday! I'm pleased you enjoyed the quotes.

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  27. Puss-in-Boots,
    Merry Christmas back at you! :)

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  28. seasons greetings and a happy new year :)

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  29. http://2short2sweet.blogspot.com/2009/12/love-it-lust-it.html

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  30. Thank you for all the heart-warming quotes. I love Christmas-time. A beautiful post.

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