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My Christmas Letter

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dear Friends,
Christmas is a time to cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous
in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing
the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy
and happiness and peace to this world.

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the
year to remind us that we're here for something else besides

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the
home, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a
happy family all wrapped up in each other.

Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love.

Jackie Stetser

Photos 1 & 2 from Ahhctober
Photos 3-5 by Jackie Stetser

Taken from
A letter by A. James Ross
Grand Master of Masons in Maine

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MSMOSTIMPROVED 12/23/2012 7:40AM

    A beautiful holiday spirit and the pics are great! The Grinch was hilarious!!!

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FITANDFIFTY2 12/23/2012 12:58AM

    Thank you for a beautiful reminder of what Christmas is all about!

Comment edited on: 12/23/2012 12:59:10 AM

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LYNNWILK2 12/23/2012 12:57AM

    beautiful blog ... expressing the true meaning of Christmas... should be practiced year around.

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OKBACK2ME 12/22/2012 10:09PM

    Beautiful blog, ty Jackie emoticon

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JUST_BREATHE08 12/22/2012 9:37PM

    Beautiful blog! Thank you so much for sharing.
Merry Christmas... emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/22/2012 1:44PM

    I LOVE seeing pictures of you! Once again, great message and beautiful pictures. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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RD03875 12/22/2012 11:31AM

    Very nice blog. My father is a 60 year Mason in New York

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DADDYS_GIRL6 12/22/2012 11:14AM

    Sweet Christmas letter! Thanks for writing to us all!
Merry Christmas to you and your! Love how everything is done in red and white!! Very pretty!!

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ERIN1957 12/22/2012 10:57AM

    That was really good Jackie, thank you for sharing !

Merry Christmas!

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JMC155 12/22/2012 10:40AM

    Thank you for the reminder. Have a Merry Christmas with your family. I leave today for a short holiday with my family. But I will read your post from my Kindle.

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GAMMY98 12/22/2012 9:54AM

    Thank you for this lovely letter and pictures,so up lifting for every one. emoticon emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 12/22/2012 9:36AM

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JACKIE542 12/22/2012 9:23AM

    Lovely letter, Merry Christmas to you and your family. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/22/2012 9:05AM

    Love your letter. The pictures are WONDERFUL! Thank you for sharing and wishing you a Merry Christmas from my home to yours.

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BEWELL48 12/22/2012 8:38AM

    Thank you!!! Love Christmas!

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/22/2012 8:33AM

    Lovely! Hope your Christmas is wonderful!

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RSSSLHB 12/22/2012 8:06AM

    emoticon blog, Merry Christmas emoticon

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DEBBIELCG 12/22/2012 7:35AM

    thank you for reminding us all about the Christmas Spirt.

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BAKER1009 12/22/2012 7:19AM

    This is beautiful! Family is my favorite part of Christmas, as is the reminder that yes, there is something bigger than ourselves in this world.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas Jackie!!

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LEVELPATHS 12/22/2012 6:42AM

    Jesus is the reason for the season! :-)

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KGWINDER 12/22/2012 6:35AM

    Thanks for the link to this. Yes, it is good to have a time of year to get past ourselves and see a bigger wonder in our universe! P.S. Puppy video now works...must just take a long time to load.

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WELLNESSME09 12/22/2012 6:15AM

    Beautiful letter... emoticon
Thank you for sharing the true meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you and yours! emoticon

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JSTETSER 12/22/2012 5:53AM

    Druing this special season, let's focus on what is most important-friends, family and Jesus Christ-He is the reason for the season!

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