Monday, December 13, 2010

SHARING THE JOY: GUEST POST FROM KATHLEEN AT BLOG O' THE IRISH

Please join me in welcoming my friend Kathleen from Blog O' the Irish and CelticLady's Reviews.  Today, Kathleen is sharing with us some lovely Christmas facts and quotes.  Enjoy!

Did you know that....
  • America’s first recipe for Christmas cakes dates back to 1796.
  • In Australia, the turkey is eaten cold.
  • In the old times, sugar was very expensive; therefore, Christmas cakes were a luxury.
  • In Denmark, they put hot porridge outside for the pixies on Christmas Eve.
  • The first gingerbread man is credited to the court of Queen Elizabeth I, who favored important visitors with charming gingerbread likenesses of themselves.

Top Ten: Christmas Quotes

Christmas creates a happy and pleasant atmosphere for most people, but the Christmas atmosphere can be hard to describe in words. Here you have a series of great quotes about Christmas phrased by famous people.

1. Agnes M. Pharo
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.

2. Carol Nelson
Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.

3. Helen Keller
The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.

4. Harlan Miller
Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words.

5. Shirley Temple
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

6. Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

7. Mary Ellen Chase
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
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8. W.J. Cameron
There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries.

9. Larry Wilde
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.

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

source: All Things Christmas

Thanks for sharing, Kathleen! I just love the fact about the Gingerbread Men...it's just SO Elizabeth I, isn't it?  And I'm such a big fan of Christmas quotes.  Can't get enough of them!

Merry Christmas!


1 comment:

  1. The Shirley Temple quote cracked me up for some reason.

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