Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts


Christmas Holiday

 "Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind." --Mary Ellen Chase

"Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles." --Unknown

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!" --Charles Dickens

"If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away." --Unknown

"I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses." --Taylor Caldwell

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." --Charles Dickens, Ebeneezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

"It comes every year and will go on forever. And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs. Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders, like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart." --Marjorie Holmes

"The magi, as you know, were wise men - wonderfuly wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents." --O. Henry

"From Home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another...
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other." --Emily Matthews

"May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love." -- Ada V. Hendricks

"It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, 'God Bless Us, Every One'!" -- Charles Dickens

"If I could wish a wish for you, it would be for peace and happiness
not only now, but for the whole year through!" -- Catherine Pulsifer

"May peace be more than a season, may it be a way of life" -- Author Unknown
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." -- Norman Vincent Peale

"Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal." -- Lenore Hershey

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Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." -- Calvin Coolidge

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I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month." -- Harlan Miller

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Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!" -- Charles Dickens

"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?" -- G.K. Chesterton

"Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day." -- Helen Steiner Rice

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." -- W. T. Ellis

"Christmas is the day that holds time together." -- Alexander Smith

And the angel said unto them, "Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
-- Luke 2:10-14

"Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart." -- George Matthew Adams

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Humorous Christmas Quotes

"Many banks have a new kind of Christmas club in operation. The new club helps you save money to pay for last year's gifts." -- Unknown

"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph." --Shirley Temple

"Christmas is a race to see which gives out first - your money or your feet."
--Unknown

"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

"Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered." -- Unknown

"What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day." -- Phyllis Diller

"Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas." -- Johnny Carson.

"I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included." -- Bernard Manning.

"Dear Lord, I've been asked, nay commanded, to thank Thee for the Christmas turkey before us... a turkey which was no doubt a lively, intelligent bird... a social being... capable of actual affection... nuzzling its young with almost human-like compassion. Anyway, it's dead and we're gonna eat it. Please give our respects to its family." -- Berke Breathed "

"A Christmas shopper's complaint is one of long-standing." -- Jay Leno.

"In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'" -- Dave Barry

"Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?" -- Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!" -- Santa Claus