Merry Christmas

We wish all our clients and their families a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a restful holiday period.

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and
magical light; and the landscape lay as if new
created in all the freshness of childhood.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year

Charles Dickens

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Advice is like snow,
the softer it falls,
the longer it dwells upon,
and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

May the miracle of Christmas
fill your heart with warmth and love.
Christmas is the time of giving and sharing.
It is the time of loving and forgiving

Unknown

"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."

Shirley Temple

"Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."

Oscar Wilde

"Bah," said Scrooge, "Humbug."

'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!"

Edward Lear

"There's nothing this Puddin' enjoys more than offering slices of himself to strangers." And if you're a hearty eater, sit yourself down with Bunyip and Bill and Sam, and help yourself to a slice. "Hearty eaters," as Sam says, "are always welcome."

'The Magic Pudding' by Norman Lindsay

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! What fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

'Jingle Bells' by James Lord Pierpont

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.

Helen Keller

Dashing through the bush
In a rusty Holden Ute
Kicking up the dust
Esky in the boot
Kelpie by my side
Singing Christmas songs
It's summer time and I am in
My singlet, shorts and thongs
Oh, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
Jingle all the way
Christmas in Australia
On a scorching summer's day
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
Christmas time is beaut
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a rusty Holden Ute

'Aussie Jingle Bells' by Colin Buchanan

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

'White Christmas' by Irving Berlin

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."

Hamilton Wright Mabie

"It's Christmas Eve. It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we are the people that we always hoped we would be".

Bill Murray as Frank Cross in 'Scrooged' (1988)

Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.

Regina Brett

"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!"

Dr Seuss in 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'

"At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional."

Robert Godden

"And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!"

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

It chanced out back at the Christmas time,

When the wheat was ripe and tall,

A stranger rode to the farmer's gateó

A sturdy man and a small.

"Rin doon, rin doon, my little son Jack,

And bid the stranger stay;

And we'll have a crack for Auld Lang Syne,

For the morn is Christmas Day."

Banjo Paterson

KEEP CALM IT'S NEARLY CHRISTMAS

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.

Attributed to Clement Clarke Moore

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year.

English Traditional, 16th Century