Friday, 14 October, 2011 17:51
Here at Speedy Signs, Christmas is one of our favorite times of the year. The cooler weather mixed with the promise of a new year, seems to raise all of our spirits and, subsequently, lengthen our fuses. As we start feeling the chill and the days get shorter, we start to plan ahead for the holidays. Personally, one of my favorite things about Christmas is some of the great quotes that have come out over the years. I have included just a few below.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
- Isaiah 7:14
The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
- Helen Keller
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart
- Washington Irving
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
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?
It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled
’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t
come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?
- Dr. Seuss
Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.
- Helen Steiner Rice
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 an eternal event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.
- Freya Stark
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
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
- W. T. Ellis
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hillis
I heard the bells on Christmas Day.
Their old familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words repeat.
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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
If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words,
these would be the words: “God with us.” We tend to focus our attention at Christmas
on the infancy of Christ. The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More
astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the
omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!
- John F. MacArthur, Jr
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
- Roy L. Smith
At Christmas play, and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
- Thomas Tusser
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and
love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year
for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
As I think of these quotes, I am struck at their relevance to everyday life. These are jut quotes we should remember at Christmas time, but quotes to remember everyday. Now, I’m a very visual person, so to hear or even see a quote only a few times, just doesn’t cut it for me. I need see that quote practically everyday. If you’re like me, then we here at Speedy Signs have you covered. What better way to not only remember a quote daily but to share that inspiration than with in beautifully inscribed as a custom decoration with a Christmas vinyl wall decal, at your business with custom Christmas window lettering, or show to everyone with custom Christmas vehicle lettering, or a custom Christmas bumper sticker. No matter what, always remember that inspiration and joy comes in many forms, you usually just have to look for it.
Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday Season!