Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
If you have ever read any of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books you know she had very special Christmas memories. Their Christmases always simple, but very special made me wish for a Christmas in the big woods, on in a little house on the prairie with simple gifts like peppermint sticks and stocking full of toys. Wherever you spend the day may it be with people you love, in good health, with plenty of food and drink, in warmth, in peace…Happy Christmas!
The Writing Nag