A compilations of A Return To Loveliness posts from A Delight Life.

A Return to Loveliness - Christmas With Victoria!

Christmas With Victoria 


This is a special edition of 

A Return to Loveliness

a weekly celebration of the inspiration of 

Victoria Magazine 

and of our endeavors to bring a sense of loveliness

into our lives and homes.

Following my post is a list of the participants.

The list is also on my sidebar! 

I hope you take a moment, sit with a cup of tea, cocoa

or coffee and treat yourself to enjoying the 

marvelous expressions of Christmas joy prepared for you!

Wishing you a very Delightsome, Christ-filled day,


Glory to God in the Highest
 and on earth peace,
good will toward men
Luke 2:14

The magi, as you know, were wise men - wonderfuly wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.
O. Henry

From home to home,
and heart to heart,
from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas,
brings us closer to each other.

~ Emily Matthews

During this Christmas season,
May you be blessed
With the spirit of the season,
    which is peace,
The gladness of the season,
    which is hope,
And the heart of the season,
    which is love

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

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

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." -- Calvin Coolidge

Peace on earth will come to stay,
When we live Christmas every day.

~ Helen Steiner Rice

Let us keep Christmas,
holding it close to our hearts...
for its meaning never ends
and its spirit is the warmth and joy
of remembering friends...
Merry Christmas
Every happiness in the New Year

Christmas began in the heart of God.  It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.

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

There is no name so sweet on earth,
no name so sweet in heaven,
The name, before His wondrous birth,
to Christ the Savior given.
--George W. Bethune

The greatest Christmas gift of all
Was never placed beneath a tree,
But lay within a manger
Beneath a star, for all to see.

Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime.
--Charles Dickens

A joy that is shared is a joy made double.
--John Roy

There's more, much more, to Christmas Than candlelight and cheer; It's the spirit of sweet friendship That brightens all year. It's thoughtfulness and kindness, It's hope reborn again, For peace, for understanding, And for goodwill to men!
- Christian quote by Anon

Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King,
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconcile.
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic host proclaim,
'Christ is born in Bethlehem'
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.
Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of a virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail, the incarnate deity,
pleased as Man with to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.
Hail, the heaven-born Prince of peace!
Hail the Son of righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that man no more may die,
born to raise the sons of earth,
born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.

The Participants


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