Wednesday, December 04, 2013

December 4 ~ Quote for the day

From my collection of vintage cards ~ I'd never cut these up for a project!  To me, this one speaks of a simpler, more innocent time when no one would dream of taking anyone else's mail.
 On Saturday, my 12-year-old granddaughter and I started a little craft project with old Christmas cards -- banners for over our dining room windows.  I will post pictures later, but briefly, it involves cutting old cards and some of their inside messages into pennant shapes, backing them with scrapbooking paper and fabric (we are using card stock instead) and sewing them together along ribbon for hanging.  I adapted the idea pretty freely from the pattern.

Some of the cards are from the 1960s or so, others from the 1970s through the 1990s.  The quote I want to share is a message from one of the older cards.  I was just now sitting at the sewing machine, about to attach this pennant to the ribbon, when I read the message again.  Such a lovely thought, I had to pause in my sewing and share it with you all.  It reads like this:

Whatever else is lost
 with the years --
whatever the changes,
Christmas remains --
a time of happy
recollections -- a time
for remembering
treasured friends --

Isn't that lovely?  (Picture it, if you will in a red 1950s script not unlike that on the old Betty Crocker cookbooks.)  A lot has changed over time, and much has been lost,  not only in our lives personally but in our society.  I was just thinking yesterday how increasingly vulgar our society has become.  But my happy recollections of Christmas in the 1950s and early 1960s are still with me, precious and warm.  And most important of all, the whole reason for Christmas remains -- celebrating the birth of our Savior, who is "the same yesterday, and today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8).


  1. Beautiful post! You are, right, things have changed, but what a comfort to know that our precious Savior never does! I'll look forward to seeing the banner! That sounds like a fun project!

  2. Thanks, Mrs. Smith. So nice to see you here! It is indeed comforting to know that our Lord will never change. So much has changed in our world. It's sad to think that our grandkids are growing up in such a dark place ... but then, God calls us to be light in darkness, doesn't He?

    Hopefully I can get pictures of the banners up soon. We made three, for each of the dining room windows. We did have fun with the project ... however, we barely made a dent in my box of old Christmas cards!


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