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In loving memory of
Aneida Lyles Boyd

September 13, 1918 - January 1, 1992
Christmas is a very special time for everyone and it was the favorite time of year for my mother-in-law. She devoted her life to her family and making all the holidays special for them was very important to her.


From our house to yours with these wishes for you borrowed from Henry van Dyke.

Thinking of You

By Henry van Dyke

I am thinking of you today, because it is Christmas, and I wish you happiness. And tomorrow, because it will be the day after Christmas, I shall still wish you happiness; and so on, clear through the year. I may not be able to tell you about it every day, because I may be far away; or because both of us may be very busy; or perhaps because I cannot even afford to pay the postage on so many letters or find time to write them. But that makes no difference. The thought and the wish will be here just the same. In my work and in the business of life, I mean to try not to be unfair to you or injure you in any way. In my pleasure, if we can be together, I would like to share the fun with you. Whatever joy or success comes to you will make me glad. Without pretense, and in plain words, good will to you is what I mean, in the Spirit of Christmas.

Christmas Tree

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Heart Gifts

by Helen Steiner Rice

It's not the things that can be bought
that are life's richest treasure,
It's just the little "heart gifts"
that money cannot measure...
A cheerful smile, a friendly word,
a sympathetic nod
Are priceless little treasures
from the storehouse of our God...
They are the things that can't be bought
with silver or with gold,
For thoughtfulness and kindness
and love are never sold...
They are the priceless things in life
for which no one can pay,
And the giver finds rich recompense
in giving them away.

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My mother-in-law was a great cook and the whole family
would gather around her table every Sunday after church
for a delicious meal that she had prepared. One of her favorite
Christmas recipes was a fruitcake-type cookie called Lizzies.
It's becoming a tradition now at my house to make this recipe.
If you'd like to try them, just click here for the recipe.

poinsettia Read about Christ's birth
and hear "Joy to the World."

Christmas Graphic Read "A Visit from St. Nicholas"

Christmas Graphic Silent Night

Christmas Graphic Winter Wonderland

Christmas Graphic Jingle Bells

Christmas Carols

Poinsettia An Exchange of Gifts


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