A Christmas wish -
May you never forget
what is worth remembering
what is best forgotten.
At Christmas play and make a good cheer; For Christmas comes but once a year.
- Thomas Tusser
"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."
- Hamilton Wright Mabie
Here's to the holly with its bright red berry.
Here's to Christmas, let's make it merry.
Here's to the day of good will, cold weather, and warm hearts!
Here's wishing you more happiness
Than all my words can tell,
Not just alone for Christmas
But for all the year as well.
Holly and ivy hanging up
And something wet in every cup.
May you be the first house in the parish to welcome St. Nicholas.
Then let us be merry and taste the good cheer,
And remember old Christmas comes but once a year.
- From an old Christmas card.
Be at war with your voices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
- Benjamin Franklin
Here's to the bright New Year
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold.
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.
In the year ahead,
May we treat our friends with kindness
and our enemies with generosity.
Let us resolve to do the best we can with what we've got.
- William Feather
Here's to the blessings of the year,
Here's to the friends we hold so dear,
To peace on earth, both far and near.
Here's to the good old turkey
The bird that comes each fall
And with his sweet persuasive meat
Makes gobblers of us all.
O Though who has given us to much, mercifully grant us once thing more - a grateful heart.
- George Herbert