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Monday 10 December 2018

The ABC's of Christmas - Q

Q - The ABC's of Christmas

Lord, help me this Christmas to reflect the light of Your presence and goodness to others. - an except from Our Daily Bread. 

Hello everyone. If you have been following along, you know that today's letter of the ABC's of Christmas is Q.

There is not a lot for Q but this is what I came up with.

is for....
The Queen's Speech and Quirky.

For some, watching the Queen's speech at 3pm on Christmas Day, is an integral part of the traditions of the day. I know my mother never missed it.
The first broadcast from the monarch began during the reign of the present Queen's grandfather, King George V, who in 1932 spoke in the 'wireless' from an office in Sandringham.

The tradition was maintained by his son King George VI, who became king following his brother's abdication and continued by the Queen.

Courtesy of US Weekly on Internet

I wracked my brain for another Q word and I came up with Quirky. When I think of quirky at Christmastime, I think of Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. 
Charlie Brown tree courtesy of the Internet

Charlie Brown attempted to restore the proper spirit of Christmas with a sad and quirky little tree. The little tree was mocked like Charlie Brown himself. He needed Linus' help to learn the real meaning of Christmas. In the end, the kids transform the  quirky little tree into a holiday standout and Linus said, "I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love." {excerpt from Charles M. Shulz's, "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

The magic of Christmas is not in the presents but in His Presence. ~ unknown

A Charlie Brown Christmas has a heart warming message to us all. It doesn't matter the size of the tree or the gift but who is gathered around it. If LOVE is around it, that's all that matters! God's love and loved ones.

So, there you have it! Short and sweet today.
Have a delightful day and please join me again tomorrow for the letter R.

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi