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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

“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
The real spirit of Christmas is good tidings of great joy; the love and message of a Savior, we carry throughout every day. CSW

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“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
Norman Vincent Peale
Now is the time, always is the time to be softer; beautiful. CSW

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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
Many would do well to let themselves be transported to wonderful, pleasant memories. CSW

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“Christmas… is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”
Freya Stark
Especially if that home is a longing for the Kingdom of God. CSW

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“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”
Washington Irving
A warm heart brings smile to the face, that smile is infectious to 0thers. CSW

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“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”
Dale Evans
The true essence, the beginning of Christmas is giving: God gave. CSW

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“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
Roy L. Smith
True Christmas is the result of love, not the cause. CSW

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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
Charles Dickens
If we enjoy the feeling of our best Christmas gathering, then remember and practice that attitude at all times. CSW

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“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”
Thomas S. Monson
Christmas at its heart is selfless, thoughtful; it is grace. CSW

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“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
Enjoy Christmas, let it linger. CSW

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Written by Craig Wagganer

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