The festive lights have been strung up, shopping malls are packed, and your list of cookie recipes to test out is a mile long. It can only mean one thing: it’s finally holiday season. After the crazy roller coaster ride also known as 2016, I think I can happily say that, for many, the holidays are exactly what this world needs. Our world has endured a nasty election, numerous acts of terror, police shootings, the events happening in Syria… even the loss of Prince, Leonard Cohen, and David Bowie. Way harsh doesn’t even cover how 2016 treated us all. So, instead of leaving this year with bitterness and hate, check out these lovely Christmas quotes to share on Facebook that will help to warm your soul as 2016 comes to an end.
These quotes represent the spirit that comes with this beautiful season of holidays. Including quotes from Gisele Bündchen and Dr. Seuss to Charles Dickens and Maya Angelou, we can see that Christmas isn’t just a holiday, but it's also feeling. The holidays bring a sense of hope for a better year ahead as families and friends come together to share traditions, exchange gifts, and express love to one another. No matter what religion you follow (or don’t follow), the month of December is always a beautiful reminder of the fact that, yes. love actually is all around.
“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” – Edna Ferber
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this word, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” - Dr. Seuss, How The Grinch Stole Christmas
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
“Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.” – Gisele Bündchen, USA Today , 2003
“I planned out our whole day. First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.” – Buddy, Elf
“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz
“To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge
“Christmas Eve is my favorite…I think the anticipation is more fun than anything else. I kind of lost that. The idea that something – food, traditions, an arbitrary date on the calendar – can be special because we decide it should be. We make it special. Not just for ourselves, but for others.” – Kiersten White, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
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