"Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family
and to create memories that will last forever.
Jesus is God’s perfect, indescribable gift.
The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift,
but we are able to share it with others
and every other day of the year."
~ Joel Osteen
“The wonderful world of Christmas is a joy from the moment it starts.
The wonderful world of Christmas should remain ev’ry day in our hearts. “
~ Charles Tobias & Al Frisch
“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 built upon a beautiful and an intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home..”
~ G.K. Chesterton
“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.”
~ Mary Ellen Chase”
“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!”
~ Benjamin Franklin”
“I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day.
We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year.
As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.
And thus I drift along into the holidays – let them overtake me unexpectedly – waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: “Why, this is Christmas Day!”
~ David Grayson
“Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.
Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;
to hide him in a cradle, is not our dear Lord’s plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit, share it with others far and near,
from week to week and month to month, throughout the entire year!.”
~ Norman Wesley Brooks
“And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name,
let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars,
and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans–
and all that lives and move upon them.
He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit
and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused–
and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins,
He came down to earth and gave us Himself.”
~ Sigrid Undset
Seeing Creator's Christmas Gifts
I can see the Creator's gifts of
Creativity, Artistry, Genius Design, Functional Beauty, Artisanal Craftsmanship
in the inventions humans classify/identify as Christmas Decor (originally created
to celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus into His Earth as a human baby).
Each invention of Christmas Decor is made from, created from, material and skills provided by
the Creator to humans, for our benefit. Therefore, when those inventions are made using Creator's gifts of Creativity, Artistry, Genius Design, Functional Beauty and Artisanal Craftsmanship for what's designated as the Christmas Season, those inventions cause me to think fondly of the Creator & His Blessings! The Blessings I think of are Christ Jesus, His prosperity of the body, the soul & household wealth, plus all He created and established for humans to enjoy; His excellence. To me these Blessings are part of the prospering ambiance of Christmas and the inventions classified as Christmas Decor inspire remembrance of those Blessings. From my perspective the excellence of the Christmas Decor is an appreciation of His excellence.
~ Michelle Boddie
Note: Christmas Decor = Trees, Wreaths, Garlands, & other Evergreens (represent His Eternal Presence) Pine Cones (Beauty in Creation), Lanterns (represent His Light) Ornaments (Beauty), Table Settings & Dinnerware (Beauty), Fabric/Ribbon, Art, Nativity Statues, Animals/Deer (His Creatures), Snowflakes & Snow-People (represent His Snow)