Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Waves A Magic Wand

In this day and age when Christmas has become so commercialized it is good to focus on what is really important at Christmas. For me it is sharing the holidays with my family and the sense of love and goodwill at this time of year. I've found a few quotes that sum up my feelings about Christmas. Which is your favorite?

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

"They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.” ~ Mrs. Paul M. Ell.

"It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one’s fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit.” ~ Isabel Currier.

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." ~Burton Hillis

"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!" ~Anon

"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 not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts." ~Janice Maeditere

"Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends." ~Margaret Thatcher

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." ~Charles Dickens

"My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”~ Bob Hope

"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. Pahro

Helen lives in South West England near Plymouth in Devon between the windswept expanse of Dartmoor and the rocky Atlantic coast. As well as her wonderful, long-suffering husband, she shares her home with a Westie and a burmilla cat. Helen's Sweet Italian Christmas trilogy is set in Naples and the Amalfi coast. Italian Christmas Proposal, Italian Christmas Baby and Italian Christmas Wedding. Find Helen on FaceBook and Twitter, or visit her website.


  1. Beautiful quotations, Helen. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  2. Helen, Thanks for including the quote from Burton Hillis. I loved his page at the back of Better Homes & Gardens. I miss him!