Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer. . .

The children are nestled all snug in their beds but they aren't sleeping yet, so now we wait. In the meantime I thought I'd share our Christmas card with you all. This is the one that I decided to send out. If you didn't get one, it isn't that we don't love you. Promise. That's why I'm posting it here now.

We sent them out as postcards (less postage! Boo-yah!) Here is the very condensed family Christmas letter we included on the back of our post cards this year:
 A very Merry Christmas to all our friends and family. We love you so much and miss those of you we don't get to see often.

We are grateful for this time of year to reflect on the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the reason we celebrate.
"And so at this Christmas season, we sing His praises and speak our words of faith and gratitude and love. It is His influence in our lives that stirs within us more kindness, more respect, more love, more concern. It is because of Him and His teachings that we reach out to those in trouble, distress, and need wherever they may be.
It is proper during this season when we commemorate His birth that we remember the Lord Jesus Christ in reverence and with love. He has done for us what we could not do for ourselves. He has brought meaning to our mortal existence. He has given us the gift of eternal life. He was and is the Son of God, who was “made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
God be thanked for the gift of His Son, the Redeemer of the world, the Savior of mankind, the Prince of Life and Peace, the Holy One." (Gordon B. Hinckley)

P.S. This is my 100th post. Kind of cool timing for it to be on Christmas Eve and all.


AmyTsuruta said...

Merry Christmas Jill! Such a fun pic!

Predilections said...

Merriest of Christmases for you and yours, Amy! :)