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Old 08-28-2008, 07:06 AM   #1
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Hi,

I am looking for a christmas poem that is traditional and will fit on a bookmark size tag to put in a double pocket card. Most of the poems I've found are too short or too long.....

I'm hoping for something not too religious but that still speaks to peace and the christmas spirit.

If any of you have a good suggestion please share them.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:22 AM   #2
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Maybe you could use one verse of your favorite Christmas Carol or Hymn?
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:09 AM   #3
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check out this website

http://www.poemsource.com/Christmas-poems.html

hope this helps
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My first thought was 'Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clark Moore - it's way too long, but perhaps you could do the most well known beginning part?

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"


As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:21 AM   #5
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This one is from DennyDavis.net:

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
(Ada V. Hendricks)

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This one is from DennyDavis.net:

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
(Ada V. Hendricks)

This is a really pretty saying.
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Thank you guys for all your feedback!

I will probably use all your suggestions and vary my cards, this has been a great help.

For other people thinking along these lines, the link in one of the above replies to www.poemsource.com is really good. Here are a couple of examples from there that may be interesting for others:

What Do We Love About Christmas?
What do we love about Christmas;
Does our delight reside in things?
Or are the feelings in our hearts
The real gift that Christmas brings.
It's seeing those we love,
And sending Christmas cards, too,
Appreciating people who bring us joy
Special people just like you.
By Joanna Fuchs

**And another one:

Christmas Joys

Evergreen boughs that fill our homes
With fragrant Christmas scents,
Hearts filled with the loving glow
That Christmas represents;
Christmas cookies, turkeys stuffed,
Festive holly berry,
Little faces bright with joy,
Loved ones being merry;
Parties, songs, beribboned gifts,
Silver bells that tinkle,
Christmas trees and ornaments,
Colorful lights that twinkle;
Relatives waiting with open arms
To smile and hug and kiss us;
These are some of the special joys
That come along with Christmas.
By Joanna Fuchs
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:40 AM   #8
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Pretty poems by Joanna Fuchs

However I can't help but mispronounce her name - I would have a hard time putting it on a Christmas card as I know my friends and family would never let me live it down -
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Oh thanks for the idea! I make tray favors for our local hospital and have 3 to do in Dec. Bookmarks, well that just took care of one!
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These are awesome! I am always looking for different sayings for the insides of my cards. TFS!

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