I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year."
"I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Blessed is the season which engages the
whole world in a conspiracy of love."
~Hamilton Wright Mabie
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past,
courage for the present, hope for the future.
It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow
with blessings rich and eternal, and that every
path may lead to peace.
~Agnes M. Pharo
Joys of the season to you and your family
Peace on Earth, Goodwill to mankind
Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
he joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing,
Returns to you glad.
~John Greenleaf Whittier