The Most Beautiful Time of the Year

Victorian1“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” 
― Charles Dickens

Painting: Winter by Emile Eisman Semenowsky

Happy Wordless Wednesday, readers! It’s time to enjoy some seasonal paintings. Enjoy! 

donna green

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” 
― Bob Hope

Painting by Donna Green


“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 Christmastime.” 
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Christmas Tree, C.1916, Mosler



“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.” 
― Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years

Painting: “Silent Night” by Viggo Johansen


“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” 
― Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express

Painting by Donna Green


“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ”
Norman Vincent Peale                                                                                                    Finishing Touch, 1940, Jim Daly


“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         

Hiver & Noel, Vintage Illustrations


“Let love be the greatest gift you give to one another.” 
― Lailah Gifty Akita                                                                                                                             Vintage Postcard, 1898, Arthur Elsely.



“Of all the gifts, love is the greatest gift.” 
― Lailah Gifty Akita

Vintage Advent Calendar



“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


Thank you for visiting, readers!


AnneMarie Dapp


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