This sweet, magical time of the year is a season we all adore.  Children, with their wide eyes sparkling in precious anticipation of what beloved Santa Claus will bring, is their purest way to believe.  For many people all over the world, to believe is a form of hope.  Something so inspiring, warm and beautiful is truly a gift from God to each one of us.  I think we are given this gift in the month of December, so that we will never stop believing.  As we celebrate the birth of our Savior on Christmas Day, may we hold dearly His great love for each of us, not only on this very special day but all throughout the year.  His gifts of hope, love and faith are wrapped in a multitude of magnificent ribbons so that we will always remember.

May your Christmas be merry and bright!