Thursday Thirteen #47


1. “There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” – Erma Bombeck

2. “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

3. “Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given–when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.” – Joan Winmill Brown

4. “Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.” – Charlotte Carpenter

5. “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.” – Bing Crosby

6. “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.

7. “Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget.” – Hugh Downs

8. “They err who think Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.” – Mrs. Paul M. Ell

9. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes

10. “The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.” – W. C. Jones

11. “Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.” – Robert Lynd

12. “Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.” – Joan Mills

13. “Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.” – Deborah Whipp

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Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

12 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen #47”

  1. I was pleasantly surprised that I was at least familiar with many of these quotes!

    Happy T13 and Merry Christmas!


  2. I really like the first quote. I wish I were a child again on Christmas morning. It was so much more magical. But now I get to live that magic through my children and that’s pretty great too! :)

    Possibly my worst, most unimaginative TT is up if you want to check it out. I was at a loss this week for what to write.

  3. We have no money for presents this year, we are making everything from scratch. Your quotes made me very happy!

  4. “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”

    My thanks to YOU, Nancy, for the gifts you bring to us in your blogging. What you share with us here is truly a labor of love.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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