Christmastime is on its way, and with it cards, newsletters, and bulletins to bring the good tidings to your friends, family, and congregation. We've gathered some of the best Christmas quotes for you to use with imagery from Sharefaith for all your Christmas project needs! Use the following Christmas quotations and sayings to give this year's holiday printing an uplifting touch.
"The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself." -- Peter Abelard
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"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect." -- Oren Arnold
"The earth has grown old with its burden of care
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air,
When the song of angels is sung."
-- Phillips Brooks
"And so, this Christmas season
may our hearts with gladness glow,
As we read the blessed story
That took place so long ago."
-- Alpha L. Buntain ("The First Christmas")
Whether you’re delivering a sermon, performing a Christmas cantata, or simply presenting Christmas announcements, a Christmas PowerPoint will help to amplify your message. Check out these Christmas PowerPoints
"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
"Whatever else be lost among the years,
Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing:
Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,
Let us hold close one day, remembering
Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men.
Let us get back our childlike faith again."
-- Grace Noll Crowell
"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." -- Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)
"A song was heard at Christmas
To wake the midnight sky:
A saviour's birth, and peace on earth,
And praise to God on high.
The angels sang at Christmas
With all the hosts above,
And still we sing the newborn King
His glory and his love."
-- Timothy Dudley-Smith ("A Song was Heard at Christmas")
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"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
"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
-- Washington Irving
"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small."
-- Eva K. Logue
To announce your Christmas service, use one of these attractively-designed Christmas Flyers.
"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 Wadsworth Longfellow ("Christmas Bells")
"This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ."
-- Frank McKibben
"This is the month, and this the happy morn,
wherein the Son of heaven's eternal King,
of wedded Maid and Virgin Mother born,
our great redemption from above did bring."
-- John Milton
"Let Christmas not become a thing
Merely of merchant's trafficking,
Of tinsel, bell and holly wreath
And surface pleasure, but beneath
The childish glamour, let us find
Nourishment for heart and mind.
Let us follow kinder ways
Through our teeming human maze,
And help the age of peace to come."
-- Madeline Morse
Multi-purpose, beautiful, and essential for Christmas - these Christmas backgrounds are a great enhancement to your church’s Christmas media collection.
"Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives."
-- William Parks (Missions)
"Mankind is a great, an immense family... This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas."
-- Pope John XXIII
"Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."
-- Dale Evans Rogers
"Love came down at Christmas;
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Stars and angels gave the sign."
-- Christina Rossetti
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"God walked down the stairs of heaven with a Baby in His arms."
-- Paul Scherer
"Let us keep Christmas beautiful
Without a thought of greed,
That it might live forevermore
To fill our every need,
That it shall not be just a day,
But last a lifetime through,
The miracle of Christmastime
That brings God close to you."
-- Garnett Ann Schultz
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."
-- Roy L. Smith
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"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most."
-- Ruth Carter Stapleton
"Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to make you glad."
-- John Greenleaf Whittier
"This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention. We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus... When our Advent journey ends, and we reach the place where Jesus resides in Bethlehem, may we, like the Wise Men, fall on our knees and adore him as our true and only King."
-- Mark Zimmermann
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