“Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.”– Mary Ellen Chase

Over the past weeks, many have been planning for Christmas Day! Now only one week away, the time has come to finish last minute gift shopping and a quick trip to the grocery store for items  needed for a spectacular Christmas dinner. Although many will enjoy holiday festivities with family and friends, many will not. Count your blessings if you can purchase the gifts you’ll share and the elements that will make that wonderful Christmas meal. It’s during this time of the year that our hearts soften and many display a desire towards helping others less fortunate. Show kindness and include them with what you’ve been blessed with.

As we come together, let us remember to celebrate and reflect on the reason for the season: God’s perfect gift to mankind: His only Son, Jesus Christ. Whether you celebrate or not, the season offers all of us something to think about: reflection, gratitude, kindness, and goodwill to others.

“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”
— Bess Streeter Aldrich (Song of Years)

“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.”
— Oren Arnold

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
— Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Let Christmas not become a thing Merely of merchant’s trafficking, Of tinsel, bell and holly wreath And surface pleasure, but beneath The childish glamour, let us find Nourishment for heart and mind. Let us follow kinder ways Through our teeming human maze, And help the age of peace to come.”
— Madeline Morse

During this Holiday Season, thoughts of gratitude turn to those who have supported Century and helped make our company successful throughout the years.  It is in this spirit that we sincerely Thank You and wish you and your family joy and peace today, tomorrow, and in the coming New Year.

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

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