"I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!" -Charles Dickens

"Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign."- Christina G. Rossetti

"Let's dance and sing and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year."-Sir George Alexander Macfarren

(*Bob Cratchit and his dear wife pictured above.)

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!"- Henry Longfellow

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

"Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence." - Joan Mills

"Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home."- Carol Nelso

Merry Christmas~God bless us everyone!
From Beth~


  1. Scarlet Pumpernickel // December 24, 2009 at 6:21 PM  

    Merry Christmas Beth! Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing. Is the tree in your yard?

  2. Mary Marvella // December 24, 2009 at 7:15 PM  

    Hey, Beth! You captured the spirit of Christmas! Great job. Mary

  3. Beth Trissel // December 24, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

    Thanks. No, not my yard. :) But it could be.

  4. Beth Trissel // December 24, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

    Thanks Mary.