Faces of Father Christmas - a Photo Gallery

The Spirit of Christmas Speaks to Everyone

Come, Father Christmas!

Come, Father Christmas, our hearts and hands have opened

to the spirit of generosity. The bells are ringing!

Come, seek out those who serve each day with humble devotion,

and those innocent little souls who anticipate the birth of love

in your belly laugh, the twinkle in your eyes,

and the hope of your presence in our midst.

They are eager to know that their good deeds are remembered,

that their best efforts matter... however small.


Bless us with a Visit

With milk and cookies, and carrots for the reindeer,

we invite you into our homes and hearts

so that all needs shall be met on the most magical of nights.

For you represent the birth of the one who was born

of a woman and a star,

to bring all souls closer to the presence of the divine.

You are the personification of the divine Giver,

who forgets nobody, but feeds everybody - body and soul.

You heal the souls of the broken hearted

of every land.


Let the Music Bring you Closer

We sing carols to each other

to give one another hope

to spread the good news of your movement up North

and to hold out a hand to our fellow humans on this earthly journey.

In every language we sing with one voice:

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!


Father Christmas comes for Everyone

Come, Father Christmas

for the parents who work hard to satisfy their children's basic needs.

Come for those who have been forgotten, neglected.

Come for the pets who loyally stand by those who own them.

Come for the snow people, who warm hearts with their merry countenance,

Come for those who live close to the land throughout the year.

Come for the fishermen who trust the water to feed them each day.

Come for the firefighters who work to keep us all in one piece,

and come for the children who are our future.


*Please note that the Father Christmas statues portrayed in this hub "live" at the Yankee Candle Flagship Store in Williamsburg, VA.

The Spirit of Father Christmas

Father Christmas by a glowing tree
Father Christmas by a glowing tree | Source
Father Christmas with pine tree and snow shoes
Father Christmas with pine tree and snow shoes | Source
Father Christmas with a plush canine friend
Father Christmas with a plush canine friend | Source
Father Christmas with snow people in his arms
Father Christmas with snow people in his arms | Source
A very white Father Christmas
A very white Father Christmas | Source
Irish Father Christmas
Irish Father Christmas | Source
A fisherman's Father Christmas
A fisherman's Father Christmas | Source
A firefighter's Father Christmas
A firefighter's Father Christmas | Source
Father Christmas of children, with a sack full of toys
Father Christmas of children, with a sack full of toys | Source
Father Christmas writing my daughter's name on the "Good" list
Father Christmas writing my daughter's name on the "Good" list | Source

A Book about Father Christmas

Letters From Father Christmas
Letters From Father Christmas

A Tolkien book about Father Christmas. This will be a well-read and well-loved gift.

 

© 2011 Karen Szklany Gault

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Spiritsandghosts 4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

So beautiful your poems for father Christmas. I still adore him today even though he's always giving candy to the children. I always come up to him and give him a big hug! Love you poems, be blessed Thalia (spiritsandghosts)


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

Thank you Thalia/spiritsandghosts. I agree that hugging Father Christmas is something few outgrow. :0)

Namaste


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prektjr.dc 4 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

Very nice poem, I learned more about Father Christmas! Voted up and interesting!


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

Thank you for reading and letting me know that you enjoyed my nub, prektjr!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A lovely poem with a lovely message.

So nice that you remembered those that help others.


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

Thank you, Rosemay50 :0) Karen

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