We want to hold on to the old customs and traditions because they strengthen our family ties, bind us to our friends, make us one with all mankind for whom the Child was born, and bring us back again to the God Who gave His only begotten Son, that 'whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.'
So we will not 'spend' Christmas . . .
nor 'observe' Christmas.
We will 'keep' Christmas--keep it as it is . . .
in all the loveliness of its ancient traditions.
May we keep it in our hearts,
that we may be kept in its hope."
--from a sermon by Peter Marshall entitled "Let's Keep Christmas"
On another holiday note, thank you to Kathleen Marie for blessing me with "The Spirit of Christmas" award!