Barnes & Noble came up with a few literary quotes to put in your Christmas cards for any audience. They formatted it differently and you can find their version of it here, but I’m going to put it all together my way to suit my blog.
For the anti-homebody: “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” (Exiles by Garrison Keilor)
For the homesick: “Call a truce, then, to our labors—let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if faint and forced the laughter, and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.” (Christmas in India by Rudyard Kipling)
For the fancy and formal: “I sincerely hope your Christmas in Hertfordshire may abound in the gaieties which that season generally brings, and that your beaux will be so numerous as to prevent your feeling the loss of the three of whom we shall deprive you.” (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
B&N describes this one as “for your goth and emo pals”: “Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.” (A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
For the child-at-heart: “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.” (How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss)
And lastly, can’t forget the sincere, Christmas wish: “I heard the bells on Christmas Day / Their old familiar carols play / And wild and sweet, the words repeat / Of peace on earth, good-will to men.” (Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
Listening to: “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by CeeLo feat Straight No Chaser