“We have a list of folks we know
All written in a book,
And every year at Christmas time
We go and have a look,
And that is when we realize
These names are really part,
Not of the book they’re written in
But of our very heart.
Each name stands for someone
Whose life path has touched ours,
And each has left fond memories,
Of time spent, of precious hours.
These memories are so special,
We want to touch their lives again.
As our lives really are composed
Of each remembered name.
So never think of Christmas wishes
As just a mere routine,
Of names upon a Christmas list
that are forgotten in-between
So when I send this greeting
That is addressed to you,
It is because you are on that list
Of folk I’m indebted to.
And every year when Christmas comes
We realise anew,
The biggest gift that life can give
“is knowing people like you”
So may the Spirit of Christmas
That forever endures
Leave all of its richest blessings
In the hearts of You and Yours