Where has the Spirit of Christmas gone? Where did the Nativity go? For some, the true meaning of Christmas is alive and well, within the hearts of those devoted to prayer but for others, it left religion's door, replaced by material things and high technology, as neighbors compete to own high-priced gadgets with others. Remember the time of centuries old, the time of Winter Solstice? Remember Celtic traditions and Pagan celebrations, the simple ways to decorate with holly, yule logs and mistletoe, remember? Where have the simple traditions gone? Where did the old world go? For some, the true meaning of Christmas is alive and well, within the minds of those devoted to simpler times, but for others, it has left to be replaced by fancy lights, and high electricity bills, over-charged credit, depression and money woes. Appreciated is the thought of Christmas, through the joys of handmade and homespun, through charity, giving with an open heart, guidance, humanity and the saving grace of God's blessings with peace and unconditional love. ©Annette Nasser 1998 Editor/Publisher, Celebrated Thoughts (c) 2007-2008 Used With Permission All Rights Reserved By Author Mail











Christmas In Our Hearts
Christmas at Midnight Midis



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