12 Thought-Provoking Holiday Quotes To Lift Your Heart & Spirit

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Holiday quotes are the last thing we think about from November until January. The holiday months are fast-paced crazy days.  From turkey to tinsel, and trying to keep our family healthy, we barely have time for ourselves, much less to reflect on the reason for the season.

With that in mind, let me give you a reason to slow down for a few minutes each day.  If nothing else, take a brief walk and ponder what each of these Holiday Quotes mean to you. 

In doing so, you may just find yourself enjoying the quiet time, putting things in better perspective, and enjoying your holidays and family just a little bit more!

Holiday Quotes on Gifts

wrapped Christmas Gifts for Holiday Quotes

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ―Peg Bracken

a gold package and white tree lights used to highlight Holiday Quotes

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” – Ruth Carter Stapleton

santa claus leaving gifts under a tree

“Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.” – Edwin Osgood Grover

a stuffed snowman hugging a true snowman

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Dr. Seuss

Holiday Quotes for the Spirit of Christmas

A red and gold christmas ornament surrounded by white lights

“Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.” – David Cameron

holiday quotes on santa's sleigh highlighted against the moon

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” – Anonymous

a glass Christmas angel set in snow

“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes M. Pahro

a Christmas wreath hung on a white picket fence

“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

Holiday Quotes to Inspire Your Faith

the silhouette of a shepherd looking at the light of the Christmas Star

“God goes to those who have time to hear him—and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.” – Max Lucado

a starry night edged by a Christmas tree with white lights

“And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent…” – Taylor Caldwell

a glass snowflake embedded in a pile of snow

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

a wooden ornament that spells LOVE

“Christmas, my child, is love in action.” – Dale Evans



Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.

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