Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Poem: Let Us Live Christmas Every Day

 I'm always on the lookout for new and meaningful Christmas poems.  This one, by the well-known Helen Steiner Rice, was on the back of a vintage Christmas card I recently came upon.  It surely fits in with the spirit of my Christmas blog, since I like to celebrate Christmas all year round.

Here it is:


Christmas is more than a day at the end of the year, more than a season of joy and good cheer,
Christmas is really God's pattern for living, to be followed all year by unselfish giving ...
For the holiday season awakens good cheer and draws us closer to those we hold dear,
And we open our hearts and find it is Good to live among men As We Always Should ...
But as soon as the tinsel is stripped from the tree, the spirit of Christmas fades silently
Into the background of daily routine and is lost in the whirl of life's busy scene,
And all unawares we miss and forego the greatest blessing that mankind can know ...
For if we lived Christmas each day, as we should, and made it our aim to always do good, 
We'd find the lost key to meaningful living that comes not from Getting, 
but from unselfish Giving.

Helen Steiner Rice

Hope you have enjoyed this little, but meaningful verse today!


  1. I LOVE that poem! TFS! I will have to print that out.

  2. Lovely poem. What a beautiful christmas card it must be!

  3. It is such a wonderful time of the year although not everyone you meet looks like they are enjoying the season of joy and good cheer. I make an extra effort to smile at everyone, say Merry Christmas, always thank salespeople for their help even if it's just ringing up my purchase, and give generously to the various organizations that are helping those that need it most.

  4. Helen Steiner Rice is a nostalgic blast from my childhood. We had some of her poetry books in our home. Great poem, thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem Mrs T.
    I know someone who will appreciate it too.

  6. I really like that poem as well. Came across a couple of her books 40 years ago in a used book store. Grabbed them both and one was all Christmas poems she had written. Beautiful poems, classic and timeless. Thanks for sharing.


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