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Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

This time of year is my favorite time as the leaves have fallen and the holiday festivities are beginning! This is the time of year that brings people together as we celebrate togetherness, kindness, gratitude, family, and giving. In celebration of the upcoming holidays and this season, I have put together some beautiful and amazing holiday quotes, a list of holiday DIY projects, and some great charities to take part in!

Holiday Quotes

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

“I love all the holidays and getting to see my family a lot during the fall. I also love the weather and getting to wear sweaters and jackets.” -Melissa Ordway

“The holidays are a rough time for the homeless, but it’s a year-round problem we have to solve.” -Mike Binder

“Holidays have been commercialized. It has become about material things. But the holidays are about sharing stories and being in each other’s presence.” -Malcolm D. Lee

“Holidays are all different depending on the company and time of your life.” -Dominic Monaghan

“Holidays are about experiences and people, and tuning into what you feel like doing at that moment. Enjoy not having to look at a watch.” -Evelyn Glennie

“I love everything about the holidays: the decorations, the parties, and spending time with friends and family. What I love most is that feeling of giving back. Every bit counts.” -Brad Goreski

Thanksgiving Quotes

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -William Arthur Ward

“I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.” -Marcus Samuelsson

“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.” -Willard Scott

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” -Amy Grant

“We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving, and there’s people that are not with their families. There are people that are in dangerous areas, putting their lives on the line to keep our country free, and I think that’s something we should all celebrate every day.” -Guy Fieri

“You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.” -Bill Gates

“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.” -Joyce Giraud

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” -Henry Van Dyke

Christmas Quotes

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

“Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.” -Gisele Bundchen

“The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree – those to me, are the scents of the holidays.” -Blake Lively

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” -Alexander Smith

“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” -Dr. Seuss

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” -Charles Dickens

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” -Charles M. Schulz

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” -Calvin Coolidge

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” -Edna Ferber

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” -Thomas S. Monson

“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” -Stephen Graham Jones

Gratitude and Kindness Quotes

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” -John Ruskin

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” -William Arthur Ward

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey

Family Quotes

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” -Richard Bach

“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.” -Irina Shayk

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” -Michael J. Fox

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” -George Burns

“I find that it’s the simple things that remind you of family around the holidays.” -Amy Adams

“I love holidays. It’s such a wonderful time for the whole family to be together and not have to worry about schedules and that kind of thing.” -Toni Collette

Holiday DIY Ideas

Pine Cone Christmas Tree

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: HomeBNC

Burlap Gift Boxes

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: Smart School House

Felt Christmas Trees

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: Little House of Four

Decorative Sign

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: My DIY Envy

Decorative Candle Holders

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: Inspiring Pretty

Thanks Pumpkins

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: A Diamond in the Stuff

Paper Leaf Branch

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: Happiness is Homemade

Canning Jar Pumpkin

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: YellowBlissRoad

Decorative Fall Candle Centerpiece

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

Via: That’s What Che Said

Means of Giving

Amongst all this joy and wonder, it is also important to recognize that this is not the case for everyone. Not everyone feels blessed and joyful this time of year and this is important to recognize. Here I would like to share some great charities for the holidays.

MAP International

MAP International provides medicines, prevents disease, and promotes health in some of the world’s poorest communities. They also provide immediate assistance and relief aid to people after disasters.

Oxfam America Unwrapped

These guys provide practical gifts to those in need and simultaneously send a card to a loved one.

Heifer International

Like Oxfam, Heifer allows you to pick a gift that is practical such as a cow or beehive.

Family Holiday Association

This association provides a holiday or vacation for “families struggling with issues such as disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence.”

Sincerely Elizabeth of Jihi Elephant

Beautiful Holiday Quotes + DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

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