With the hustle-and-bustle of the busy holiday season, it is important to reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives. While we are busy buying and wrapping gifts, cleaning and decorating the house and preparing the holiday feast, we have so much to be thankful for. Whether it is the possessions in our lives or the people we hold near-and-dear to our hearts, Christmas serves as an important reminder of just how blessed we are.
But while the holidays can be a magical and wondrous time for many, they can also be a difficult time for others. It is especially important to remember people who are alone, live in nursing homes, struggling with an illness and/or those less fortunate.
The following quotes, sayings and sentiments are the perfect addition to holiday greeting cards, gift tags or toasts.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulders; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6
For the spirit of Christmas fulfills the greatest hunger of mankind. ~ Loring A. Schuler
There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries. ~ W.J. Cameron
Two things upon this changing earth can neither change nor end; the splendor of Christ's humble birth, the love of friend for friend. ~ Author Unknown
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. ~ Helen Steiner Rice
I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~ Charles Dickens
At Christmas, all roads lead home. ~ Marjorie Holmes
If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~ Bob Hope.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~ Burton Hillis
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'. ~ Bing Crosby
Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree. ~Charlotte Carpenter.
Christmas is the day that holds all time together. ~ Alexander Smith
The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas. ~ W. C. Jones
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~ Harlan Miller
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie
Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~ Carol Nelson
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 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 Sevareid
Some businessmen are saying this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought that the first one was. ~ Art Fettig
Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence. ~ Joan Mills
Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit. ~ Kin Hubbard
Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. ~ Author Unknown
One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present. ~ Author Unknown
The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband. ~ Joan Rivers
A goose never voted for an early Christmas. ~ Irish Saying
No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas. ~ Robert Kirby
Christmas is a race to see which gives out first - your money or your feet. ~ Unknown
Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. ~ Kin Hubbard
The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other. ~ Johnny Carson
Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas. ~ Johnny Carson
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
You know you're getting old, when Santa starts looking younger. ~ Robert Paul
Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip. ~ Gary Allen
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