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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Gifts

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." ~Burton Hillis
The Christmas Gift Poem
It isn't the flowing ribbons,
draped and curled with extra care,
or the fine and fancy bows
tied with ornamental flair.

 It isn't the label on the box,
the sum of money spent,
or anything that shows the length
to which you obviously went.

The beauty of a Christmas gift
cannot be seen at all.
For the loveliness of giving
is a feeling, grand and tall.

It's the genuine offer of love,
the yearning to make a connection,
a show of honest gratitude,
a display of sincere affection. 


  1. Love the poem - got some fabulous Christmas gifts today - words of encouragement, of love, respect, appreciation and prayer! Wow, I'm blessed!

  2. A simple gift is all that is needed coming from our hearts.

  3. Lovely poem and quote! Merry Christmas!

  4. Beautifully written, and I agree fully with Burton!

    Have a Blessed Christmas!!
    Peace be with your loved-ones and you!! (^_^)

  5. So true. It feels incomplete when we're not in the embrace of our family especially during Christmas.

    Merry Christmas Coreen :)

  6. Love the quote! Poem is nice too! Merry Christmas!


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