The earth has grown old with its burden of care,
but at Christmas it always is young,
the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair,
and its soul full of music breaks the air,
when the song of angels is sung.
Every gift which is given,
even though is be small,
is in reality great,
if it is given with affection.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
~Hamilton Wright Mabie
And, so, Christmas comes to bless us!
Comes to teach us how to find
The joy of giving happiness
And the joy of being kind.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “There Will Always Be a Christmas” (1940s)
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.