To quote that beloved Christmas song, the secret of Christmas is “not the things you do at Christ- mas time, but the Christmas things you do all year through.” These words of wisdom are great reminders of the reason for the season…

“ Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”

– Washington Irving

“ Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps…means a little bit more!”

– Dr. Seuss

“ My idea of Christmas, whether old- fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”

– Bob Hope