Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Be Inspired! in December - My Christmas Miracles

Today we have some great inspiration from team member, Laura Gilhuly.

Every year we do our Christmas layouts and cards, so I thought I would help out with some titles, poems and quotes you may want to use on those merry layouts!


The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! ~Author Unknown

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W.T. Ellis

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. ~Author Unknown

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~Author Unknown

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
~Ada V. Hendricks

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


'Tis the Season
98% Nice 2% Naughty
A Gift From Santa
A Special Gift
A Taste Of Christmas
A time for giving
A Time of Wonder
All Hearts Come Home for Christmas
All wrapped up
Babes in Toyland
Baking Memories
Believe in the magic of Christmas
Celebrate the Season
Christmas Blessings
Christmas Chaos
Christmas Cheer
Christmas Cuties
Christmas is a Clause for Celebration
Christmas Joy
Christmas Kisses
Christmas Memories
December Magic
Deck the Halls
Families are a special part of Christmas
Gingerbread Boys!
Happy Birthday Jesus
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Holiday Happiness
Holiday Hoopla
Holiday Magic
Holly Daze
Holly Jolly Christmas
Home for the Holidays
I Believe
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Jesus is the Reason for the Season
Jingle All the Way
Joys Of The Season
Little Elves
Magical Holidays
Merry and Bright
Mistletoe Magic
My Christmas Angel(s)
Some Assembly Required (putting together toys)
Twas The Night Before Christmas
Unwrap the FUN!
White Christmas
Wise Men Still Adore Him


Our Christmas Wish For You

Our Christmas wish for you
Is not a simple one
For we wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totalled by the lot
May you find all you've been given
To be more than what you sought

May God be your strength and light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
And your rainbows pots of gold

We wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year, too …

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house.
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that ST. NICHOLAS soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name.
"Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

Here is Laura's layout titled, My Christmas Miracles.

Thank you Laura for this great inspiration!


Lorraine said...

Great ideas for titles and the quotes are fabulous! Thanks, Laura!

Rosie said...

This is so very helpful! Thanks for putting this all together!

RubyM said...

Beautiful layout Laura. Love all the great ideas for the titles and poems. Thank you.