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Not From a Store. . .So Much More!

Posted on Dec 24, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   13 Comments | Posted in christmas · holiday · the Grinch
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. 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

Christmas Eve at last! Even if you do not recognize Christmas as a religious holiday, I encourage you to join those of us who do for a celebration of joyful giving and appreciation for those we love and who love us in return. More than any other sentiment, it is abounding love that Christmas celebrates.

May we all share in that blessing!

Merry Christmas!

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13 Responses to "Not From a Store. . .So Much More!"

  1. Comment by tanyavalentine
    December 24, 2010 at 9:50 am  

    "Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind." Mary Ellen ChaseHave a wonderful Christmas, Lisa!

  2. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 24, 2010 at 10:28 am  

    Wonderful quote. Merry Christmas, Tanya! P.S. We missed you on Saturday.

  3. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    December 24, 2010 at 11:59 am  

    It's snowing big time, here in St. Louis! Merry Christmas.

  4. Comment by Tammy
    December 24, 2010 at 12:43 pm  

    That's my favorite modern-day Christmas quote EVER! Still brings tears to my eyes. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm  

    Hi Linda – We may actually get snow sometime late on Christmas. It will be the first time snow has accumulated here on Christmas since the 1800s! I'm torn between the excitement of a white Christmas and the annoyance of icky roads and skidding traffic. *sigh* Merry Christmas!Hey Tammy – It is my favorite, too. 🙂 My family loves the Grinch movie…Jim Carrey was brilliant. My youngest daughter used to impersonate JC as the Grinch, and she had it nailed, especially the line, "What's that stench? It's fantastic!" LOL Merry Christmas to you, too!

  6. Comment by Bookie
    December 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm  

    Just returned from a Christmas tea of four close friends…still when we ate and drank we took a few more mintues to run to Sonic for our Sonic habit! It drizzles here, flirting with freezing temps…am waiting for son to make four hour trip home! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!!

  7. Comment by mensajes claro
    December 24, 2010 at 8:44 pm  

    "Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind." Mary Ellen Chase

  8. Comment by Carrie
    December 25, 2010 at 9:29 am  

    To my favorite blogger,MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY:-)

  9. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 25, 2010 at 9:42 am  

    Hi Carrie – Thank you for all your support, and Merry Christmas to you and your gorgeous daughters!

  10. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    December 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm  

    Happy Christmas Lisa – Hope your day was blessed 😀

  11. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 26, 2010 at 9:09 am  

    Thanks, Dom. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, as well!

  12. Comment by K9friend
    December 26, 2010 at 11:19 am  

    Love that Dr. Seuss! Hope your Christmas was fantastic!

  13. Comment by Lynn
    December 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm  

    Nice quote – hope you had a blessed Christmas!

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