Long before Christianity, plants, and trees that remained green all year had a special significance for people throughout the winter.Just like people now adorn their homes with pine, spruce, and fir trees during the holiday season. Ancient peoples placed evergreen boughs over their doorways and windows.In many cultures, evergreens were thought to ward off witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and disease. Whether you’re decorating your first Christmas tree or simply want to switch… Read More
“The Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought … doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps … means a little bit more!” — How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
At Christmas, the light of each of us helps light the night with another kind of luminosity: all so much silver and moonlight mixed in with strings of dancing Christmas lights.
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. Maya Angelou