Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Quotes

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.  ~Carol Nelson

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.  ~Roy L. Smith

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.  ~Charles Dickens

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.  ~W.J. Cameron

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  ~Burton Hillis

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don't clean it up too quickly.  ~Andy Rooney

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!  ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries.  ~W.J. Cameron

'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale;
'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man's heart through half the year.
~Walter Scott

Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.  ~Eric Sevareid

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.  ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!  ~Author Unknown

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

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.  ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.  ~Washington Irving

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  ~Peg Bracken

Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for - I don't know what exactly, but it's something that you don't mind so much not having at other times.  ~Kate L. Bosher

At Christmas, all roads lead home.  ~Marjorie Holmes

Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish.  Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.  ~Francis C. Farley

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.  ~W.T. Ellis

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas.  Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.  ~W.J. Ronald Tucker

Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve.  Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age.  ~Carrie Latet

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.  Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.  ~Richard Lamm

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.  ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
~Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time.  Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?  ~G.K. Chesterton

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.  ~Alexander Smith

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.  ~Harlan Miller

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.  ~Katharine Whitehorn

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank.  People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!'  or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'  ~Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping:  A Survivor's Guide"

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day.  We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year.  As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.  And thus I drift along into the holidays - let them overtake me unexpectedly - waking up some find morning and suddenly saying to myself:  "Why, this is Christmas Day!"  ~David Grayson

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
~Eva Logue

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.  ~Janice Maeditere

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.  ~Author Unknown

Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special!  How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?  ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth,
And there He lives and dies.
~Alfred Noyes

For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.  ~Loring A. Schuler

This is the message of Christmas:  We are never alone.  ~Taylor Caldwell

Tradition: sit with husband in a room lit only by tree lights and remember that our blessings outnumber the lights.  Happy Christmas to all.  ~Betsy CaƱas Garmon,

At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
~Thomas Tusser

Christmas is for children.  But it is for grown-ups too.  Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.  ~Lenora Mattingly Weber

Sing hey!  Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let's all be jolly!
~Author Unknown

To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year.  ~E.B. White, "The Distant Music of the Hounds," The Second Tree from the Corner, 1954

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.  ~Author Unknown

I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become... but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress.  ~May Sarton

It is the Christmas time:
And up and down 'twixt heaven and earth,
In glorious grief and solemn mirth,
The shining angels climb.
~Dinah Maria Mulock

Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making.  ~Leigh Hunt

The perfect Christmas tree?  All Christmas trees are perfect!  ~Charles N. Barnard

Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.
~Richard Crashaw

I do like Christmas on the whole.... In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill.  But it is clumsier every year.  ~E.M. Forster

At Christmas
A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here;
Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime...
~Edgar Guest

Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money.  ~Author Unknown

The Church does not superstitiously observe days, merely as days, but as memorials of important facts.  Christmas might be kept as well upon one day of the year as another; but there should be a stated day for commemorating the birth of our Saviour, because there is danger that what may be done on any day, will be neglected.  ~Samuel Johnson

As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.  ~Eric Sevareid

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness.  ~Bob Hope

[I]t is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain "have fun."  Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weinachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveller for the oasis.  ~D.D. Monroe

Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren't for Christmas
We'd all be Jewish.
~Benny Hill

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~Author Unknown

Christmas!  The very word brings joy to our hearts.  No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.  ~Joan Winmill Brown

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
~Ada V. Hendricks

The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.  ~Andy Rooney

What is Christmas?  It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.  ~Agnes M. Pahro

Be merry all, be merry all,
With holly dress the festive hall;
Prepare the song, the feast, the ball,
To welcome merry Christmas.
~William Robert Spencer

The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants.  ~John Andrew Holmes

If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?  ~Don Meredith

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.  ~Author Unknown

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world.  ~Author Unknown

Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.  ~Robert Lynd

Mankind is a great, an immense family.  This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.  ~Pope John XXIII

I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!
~Carolyn Wells

'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet,
Could we bestow the gifts we get,
And keep the ones we give away,
How happy were our Christmas day!
~Carolyn Wells

There are no strangers on Christmas Eve.  ~Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini

There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime.  Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them.  ~P.J. O'Rourke

Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.  ~Calvin Coolidge, 1927

No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas.  ~Robert Kirby

Except the Christ be born again tonight
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.
~Vachel Lindsay

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.  ~Deborah Whipp

When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.  ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that - as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time.  ~Charles Dickens

At Christmas-tide the open hand
Scatters its bounty o'er sea and land,
And none are left to grieve alone,
For Love is heaven and claims its own.
~Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.  ~Erma Bombeck, I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression

The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband.  ~Joan Rivers

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C.  This wasn't for any religious reasons.  They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.  ~Jay Leno

I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas; that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday which is filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas presents is a nightmare to weary, bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with good will and cheerfulness.  ~Julia Peterkin, A Plantation Christmas, 1934

The earth has grown old with its burden of care,
But at Christmas it always is young....
~Phillips Brooks

Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.  ~Kin Hubbard

The worst gift is a fruitcake.  There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.  ~Johnny Carson

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 soul and mind.
Let us follow kinder ways
Through our teeming human maze,
And help the age of peace to come
From a Dreamer's martyrdom.
~Madeline Morse

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the Yuletide gay.  ~Ralph Blane

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.  ~Charles Dickens

Three phrases that sum up Christmas are:  Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not Included.  ~Author Unknown

I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.  ~Bernard Manning

Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year.  ~P.J. O'Rourke, Modern Manners

Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.  ~Kin Hubbard

Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall.  We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.  ~Dave Barry

Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round.  ~Jessica Archmint

Wouldn't life be worth the living
Wouldn't dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?
~Author Unknown

The universal joy of Christmas is certainly wonderful.  We ring the bells when princes are born, or toll a mournful dirge when great men pass away.  Nations have their red-letter days, their carnivals and festivals, but once in the year and only once, the whole world stands still to celebrate the advent of a life.  ~Author Unknown

We ring the bells and we raise the strain
We hang up garlands everywhere
And bid the tapers twinkle fair,
And feast and frolic - and then we go
Back to the same old lives again.
~Susan Coolidge

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.  ~Dick Gregory

Christmas is a time to open our hearts to God and his gifts.  Just like the rest of the year.  ~Author Unknown

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know,
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow...
~Irving Berlin

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

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.  ~Johnny Carson

Whatever else be lost among the years,
Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing;
Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,
Let us hold close one day, remembering
Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men.
Let us get back our childlike faith again.
~Grace Noll Crowell

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.  ~Dr Seuss

O Christmas Sun!  What holy task is thine!
To fold a world in the embrace of God!
~Guy Wetmore Carryl

Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.  ~Margaret Thatcher

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign.
~Christina Rossetti

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.  It may weave a spell of nostalgia.  Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.  ~Augusta E. Rundel

Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live.  ~Dennis Miller

It is the most human and kindly of seasons, as fully penetrated and irradiated with the feeling of human brotherhood, which is the essential spirit of Christianity, as the month of June with sunshine and the balmy breath of roses.  ~George William Curtis

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, - not even a mouse:
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there....
~Clement Clarke Moore

People can't concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December.  ~Ogden Nash

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

Christmas in Bethlehem.  The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.  ~Lucinda Franks

Oh! lovely voices of the sky
Which hymned the Saviour's birth,
Are ye not singing still on high,
Ye that sang, "Peace on earth"?
~Felicia Hemans

We hear the beating of wings over Bethlehem and a light that is not of the sun or of the stars shines in the midnight sky.  Let the beauty of the story take away all narrowness, all thought of formal creeds.  Let it be remembered as a story that has happened again and again, to men of many different races, that has been expressed through many religions, that has been called by many different names.  Time and space and language lay no limitations upon human brotherhood.  ~New York Times, 25 December 1937, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren, 1938, published by The H.W. Wilson Company, New York

Which Christmas is the most vivid to me?  It's always the next Christmas.  ~Joanne Woodward

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabi

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
Augusta E. Rundel

Remember, this December, that love weighs more than gold.
Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

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

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no child-like faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies!
Francis P. Church
From the New York Sun, September 21, 1897.

If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away.
Author Unknown

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.
George Mathhew Adams

From Home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.
Emily Matthews

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing,
Returns to you glad.
John Greenleaf Whittier

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
W. T. Ellis

The merry family gatherings -
The old, the very young;
The strangely lovely way they
Harmonize in carols sung.
For Christmas is tradition time -
Traditions that recall
The precious memories down the years,
The sameness of them all.
Helen Lowrie Marshall

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
Burton Hillis

Love came down at Christ
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Stars and angels gave the sign.
Christina Rossetti

Christmas ... is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.
Freya Stark

I heard the bells on Christmas Day.
Their old familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words repeat.
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ.
Bart Simpson

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 is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Washington Irving

Christmas reminds us we are not alone. We are not unrelated atoms, bouncing and ricocheting amid aliens, but are a part of something, which holds and sustains us. As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same. Christmas shows us the ties that bind us together, threads of love and caring, woven in the simplest and strongest way within the family.
Donald E. Westlake

Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents.
Louisa May Alcott

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
Mary Ellen Chase

Do they still make wooden Christmas Trees?
Charles Schulz
Linus Van Pelt in Peanuts.

Forget about the crackers,
And forget about the candy;
I'm sure a box of chocolates
Would never come in handy;
I don't like oranges,
I don't want nuts,
And I HAVE got a pocket-knife
That almost cuts.
But, oh! Father Christmas, if you love me at all,
Bring me a big, red india-rubber ball!
A. A. Milne
King John's Christmas.

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith

Heap on the wood! - the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
Sir Walter Scott

And is it true? and is it true?
This most tremendous tale of all,
Seen in a stained-glass window's hue,
A Baby in an ox's stall?
The Maker of the stars and sea
Become a Child on earth for me?
And is it true? For if it is,
No loving fingers tying strings
Around those tissued fripperies,
The sweet and silly Christmas things,
Bath salts and inexpensive scent
And hideous tie so kindly meant.
No love that in a family dwells,
No carolling in frosty air,
Nor all the steeple-shaking bells
Can with this single Truth compare -
That God was man in Palestine
And lives today in Bread and Wine.
John Betjeman

And in our world of plenty
We can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world
At Christmastime.
Bob Geldof and Midge Ure
Do They Know It's Christmas?

And So This Is Christmas;
And What Have We Done?
Another Year Over; A New One Just Begun;
And So Happy Christmas;
I Hope You Have Fun;
The Near And The Dear Ones;
The Old And The Young.
John Lennon
Happy Christmas (War is Over).

At Christmas play, and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
Thomas Tusser
The Farmer's Daily Diet, 1557


"It's better to like beautiful girls than to be gay" -- Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister, speaking about his latest scandal, in which a teenage girl told of the "bunga bunga" orgies she witnessed at his home when she was 17.

"I feel sorry for straight men. The only reason women will have sex with them is that sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship with a man, which is what they want." -- Stephen Fry, actor, claims straight women don't really like sex.

"I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I still do." -- George W. Bush, writing in his new memoir, Decision Point, that he still feels bad no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

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Christmas, the second-greatest feast day in the Christian calendar (after Easter Sunday), celebrates the nativity, or birth, of Jesus Christ.

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What is the date of Christmas 2010? Answer: Christmas Day falls on Saturday, December 25, 2010.

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Christmas may be many things
or it may be a few.
For you, the joy
is each new toy;
for me;
it’s watching U.
Two things upon this changing earth can neither change nor end; the splendor of Christ's humble birth, the love of friend for friend.
Ur friendship is a glowing ember through the yr n each december frm its warm n livin spark v kindle flame against da dark n with its shining radiance light our tree of faith on Christmas night.
May all the sweet magic
Of Christmas conspire
To gladden your hearts
And fill every desire.
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Roses 4 u...
Lets welcome the year which is fresh
Lets welcome the year which is fresh and new,Lets cherish each moment it beholds, Lets celebrate this blissful New year. Merry X-mas
Can I have your picture, so Santa Claus knows exactly what to give me. Happy Christmas.
If one night a big fat man jumps in at your window, grabs you and puts you in a sack don't worry I told Santa I wanted you for CHRISTMAS.HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Have an ideal Christmas;
an occasion that is celebrated as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
Heap on the wood!-the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

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Top Indian & International Designers
Fashion designers are the real masters that embellish the beauty of women. Everybody doesn't have that perfect figure and elegant personality that should be flaunted. In fact nobody is perfect in this world. If someone is dark, then the other is plumpy or short heighted. It is the fashion designers that help you show off your best body features and disguise your body flaws through intelligent smart dressing. They shape up your body in the most modest manner and make you look stunning and sensuous.

Fashion designers have brought about a storm in this glamour world with their commendably fabulous variety. In the famous fashion designers list, the top Indian & International fashion designers are Ritu Kumar, Ritu Beri, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Hemant Trivedi, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Donatella Versace and Vallentino. There is something unique about every designer. One might focus on ethnic styling and the other on hottest western collection. Fashion industry has always welcomed new talent giving rise to the budding stars of tomorrow. 

When it comes to fashion, its not just about smart clothing but it's about grooming your personality as a whole. For example if you are wearing the best of ensemble but with a wrong combination of shoes or handbag, it will spoil the whole charm of your elegant dress. Thus, there is a need to maintain balance and harmony. Everything should go well with the other. It is the fashion designers that work on you as a whole and enhance your attractiveness from head to toe.

  1. Donatella Versace
  2. Hemant Trivedi
  3. John Galliano
  4. Manish Malhotra
  5. Ralph Lauren
  6. Ritu Beri
  7. Stella McCartney
  8. Tarun Tahiliani
  9. Tommy Hilfiger
  10. Valentino
  11. Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla
  12. Aki Narula
  13. Ashima & Leena
  14. Ashish Soni
  15. Calvin Klein
  16. Gabrielle Chanel
  17. Christian Dior
  18. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
  19. Donna Karan
  20. Giorgio Armani
  21. Guccio Gucci
  22. Jimmy Choo
  23. Louis Vuitton
  24. Miuccia Prada
  25. Maria Ricci
  26. Paul Smith
  27. Pierre Cardin
  28. Jatin Kochhar
  29. JJ Valaya
  30. Meera and Muzaffar Ali
  31. Monisha Bajaj
  32. Neeta Lulla
  33. Niki Mahajan
  34. Poonam Bhagat
  35. Puja Nayyar
  36. Ranna Gill
  37. Rina Dhaka
  38. Ritu Kumar
  39. Rocky S
  40. Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna
  41. Rohit Bal
  42. Shantanu and Nikhil
  43. Wendell Roderick

Other Top indian fashion Designers

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Aki Narula, Arshiya Fakih, Anuradha Vakil, Anamika Khanna , Anita Dongre, Anjana Bhargav, Anshu Arora Sen, Aparna Jagdhari , Arjun Khanna, Ashima & Leena Singh , Ashish Soni, Azeem Khan, Deepika Govind, Hemant Trivedi, Jattin Kochhar, JJ Valaya, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Krishna Mehta, Lalit & Sunita Jalan, Lina Tipnis, Manish Malhotra, Manoviraj Khosla, Meera and Muzaffar Ali , Mona & Pali , Monisha Bajaj , Monisha Jaising, Niki Mahajan, Payal Jain, Poonam Bhagat, Priyadarshini Rao , Puja Nayyar, Ranna Gill, Rina Dhaka, Ritu Beri, Ritu Kumar, Rocky S, Rohit Bal, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Shahab Durazi, Shantanu & Nikhil , Sangeeta Chopra, Savio Jon, Tarun Tahiliani , Vandana Roy, Vijay & Shobna Arora


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  • For women, fashion jewelry can be a super way to dress up without investing too much money. With the increasing demand and popularity of fashion jewelries, these items are likely to have a very bright future.
  •  In place of expensive and precious stones, inexpensive materials like plastic, wood, glass, resin, brass, aluminum, copper, bone, horn, etc are used to make fashion or we can call it costume jewelry.
  • Fashion jewelry is just not confined to the elderly ladies but it is very popular among young girls too and it is not just purchased by girls who have a funky taste but also who have an elegant choice as these fashion jewelries come in simpler to the funkiest designs as well.
  • Fashion jewelry suppliers provide a broad range of these fashion jewelries like bracelets, necklaces, arm threads, rings, earrings, etc in the latest fashions and designs at competitive prices. An interesting quality about these fashion jewelries is that although they are inexpensive, they do not seem to be that cheap in price.  
  • In fact they are designed in a way to give a classy and beautiful look and therefore, these are attracting the attention of the jewelry crazy girls these days. 
  • If one needs authentic fashion jewelry, then there are various designs, colors and styles available but choosing the best and the most appropriate jewelry is a tough job due to the vast range. One can opt for several ornaments but their prices would surely vary from each other and from one dealer to another dealer. In this case, one can check out for a wholesale fashion jewelry supplier on the Internet as well, as it will help a person to select from a huge list of wholesale jewelry suppliers and exporters on the various web sites.  
  • Now, the use of the Internet has helped the wholesale and exporting business by making it easy for both the customers as well as the suppliers. One can actually make a smarter choice by choosing the latest fashion jewelries from a good jeweler keeping his budget and taste in mind. But if one is thinking to supply or export the jewelries, then that tough either as now fashion jewelry is cheaper and one can sell it at a profitable price. There are some suppliers of jewelries who sell it according to its make.  
  • Like for example, some just sell necklaces, some prefer selling small bracelets, so it depends upon the seller as to which type of jewelry he actually wants to supply. It also becomes easier for the seller to answer the questions of customers on that specific item and the item can be described more clearly.

Fashion Tips, Fashion Fundas, Fashion Styles for Indian Women, Fashion styles for Indian Woman

Fashion tips for women: -

Body frame:

If you are plump, avoid sleeveless cuts. Wear dark colors rather than going in for lighter shades and if you wish to wear lighter shades then prefer dull colors like instead of sky blue go in for dull blue or dirty blue. Small prints and vertical line prints give a slimmer look. Heavy built should avoid cotton sarees and Kota sarees and should instead attire oneself in Chiffon and Georgette sarees.

If you have a medium structure, you should choose beige and fawn colors. With this kind of constitution, you can dress yourself in georgette saree or satin. In case of blouses, prefer nets, as they are a great help in disguising physical flaws. If you are thin, you can carry off well in all colors. The entire range of beautiful shades will suit you. Sleeveless, deep cuts and strapped blouses can also be worn.

Skin tone:

If your complexion is fair, gold with a blend of copper would look wonderful. If you are medium/ wheatish colored, go in for mixed shades of white, beige and bronzy golden. Dark skin toned should wrap up themselves with goldenish copper shades.

Comfort level and personal attitude

Your comfort level becomes an equally important determinant in deciding your style. If you do not feel very comfortable wearing western outfits but at the same time want to maintain a smart cosmopolitan look, Indo western style would add on charm to your personality. If you are shy introvert types, then you can carry yourself better in a sari with boat necked or square necked blouses. If you are bold and outspoken type, you can choose to pick up sleeveless, deep-necked blouses or may be with straps.

So, whether you go in for hip-hop style or classic style fashion, it should coincide with your personality.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Latest Fashion Accessories, Ladies Fashion Accessories, Women Fashion Accessories, Woman Fashion Accessories

Fashion Accessories, Ladies Fashion Accessories, Women Fashion Accessories, Woman Fashion Accessories

Accessory handbags for women, beautiful Bindis, designer wristwatches and of course elegant eyewear (eyeglass, contact lens and sunglass). Scarves, stoles, handkerchiefs & shawls are a great fashion symbol. They look hot and happening. It's just a mix match of designer fashion accessory for women and you get the perfect hot sizzling look. 
For party purpose, look out for latest fashion women accessory that is more sparkly and glittery. For normal casual purposes following tips should be kept in mind. Avoid too vibrant glittery colors. Simple and sober designs with bright light colors are ideal for shoes and handbags. Leather handbag and shoes are in vogue.
 Eyeglasses are meant to be worn all the time so focus on buying latest frame type. At the same time select an eye frame that suits you. In sunglasses, try out cool hip-hop style soothing bright shades like ocean blue or sea green. Scarves and stoles add on to the chic look. In summers opt for light shades. You can also go in for pastel shades. Color and material choice is very important. Go about and shop some trendy accessory and make your unique fashion statement

List of fashion Accessiories for Women

  • Bindi

  • Maang Tikka

  • Bangles

  • Jwellery

  • Perfect Purse - The perfect purse to flatter your body

  • Boots - Comfortable, trendy, practical and sexy

  • Gemstones - Natural, genuine, and synthetic gemstones

  • Pearls - Pearls are the epitome of luxury

  • Caring For Your Pearls - How to keep your pearls in best condition

  • Jewelry - How to accentuate your clothes with jewelry, plus jewelry care & storage

  • Handbags - Colors and styles that will match your clothes

  • Select Handbags - How to select a handbag that accentuates your physique

  • Scarves - Tips on how to use fashionable scarves

  • Hosiery - How to achieve sexy looking legs

  • Shoes And Sandals - Different style, sizes and fit for your wardrobe

  • Hair Accessories - Fun and Stylish hair accessory tips

  • Sunglasses - Looking beyond the style of sunglasses

  • Sunglasses - Tips on what to buy

  • Belt - Stylish belt tips to accentuate your clothes

  • Stylish Bandana Look - How to make your own stylish bandana

  • Create Your Own Purse - Ideas on how to make your own purse

  • Buying Clothes Online - Internet shopping know-how steps ...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Top 25 most influential women around the world, Top 25 most influential woman, Indira Gandhi and Mother Teresa appear in the list from India

Nov 20: 2010 - Former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi and Albanian nun Mother Teresa, who made India her home, are among Time magazine's '25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century.'

The US news magazine's survey of 'the women who have most influenced our world' is topped by Jane Addams, an outspoken advocate for women's suffrage, who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and includes US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the sixth place.

Indira Gandhi ranked ninth, figured on TIME cover when she was elected prime minister in 1966 with a line reading, 'Troubled India in a Woman's Hands.'

'Those steady hands went on to steer India, not without controversy, for much of the next two decades through recession, famine, the detonation of the nation's first atomic bomb, a corruption scandal and a civil war in neighbouring Pakistan that, under her guidance, led to the creation of a new state, Bangladesh,' the magazine said.

'By the time she was assassinated, in 1984, Gandhi was the world's longest-serving female prime minister, a distinction she holds to this day.'

Of Mother Teresa, ranked 22nd, Time said: 'Her iconic white garb with its blue stripe trim is now equated with her ideals of service and charity among 'the poorest of the poor.''

'Sometimes criticised for lacking adequate medical training, not addressing poverty on a grander scale, actively opposing birth control and abortion and even cosying up to dictators, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize nonetheless inspired countless volunteers to serve, and will wear her white habit all the way to Catholic sainthood,' it said.

Full List

1.. Jane Addams (1860-1935)

2.. Corazon Aquino (1933-2009)

3.. Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

4.. Coco Chanel (1883-1971)

5.. Julia Child (1912-2004)

6.. Hillary Clinton (1947-Present)

7.. Marie Curie (1867-1934)

8.. Aretha Franklin (1942-Present)

9.. Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)

10.. Estee Lauder (1908-2004)

11.. Madonna (1958-Present)

12.. Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

13.. Golda Meir (1898-1978)

14.. Angela Merkel (1954-Present)

15.. Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-Present)

16.. Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

17.. Jiang Qing (1914-1991)

18.. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

19.. Margaret Sanger (1879-1966)

20.. Gloria Steinem (1934-Present)

21.. Martha Stewart (1941-Present)

22.. Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

23.. Margaret Thatcher (1925-Present)

24.. Oprah Winfrey (1954-Present)

25.. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Sikh people celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti with a very great charm and joy all over the world. Guru Nanak Sahib Jayanti is celebrated on 15th Kartik Puranmashi i.e. full moon day of the month Kartik, This year 2010; we will celebrate it on today 21 November.

1. kissi ne pucha tera gharbaar kitna hai
kissi ne pucha tera karobaar kitna hai
kssi ne pucha tera parivaar kitna hai
koi virla hi puch da hai,
Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti..

2. Guru Nanak Jayanti ki dher sari Badhai
Guru Nanak Jayanti Mubarak ho !

3. Man Mein Sincho Har Har Naam
Andar Kirtan, Hor Guun Gaam
Aisi Preet Karo Man Mere
Aath Pehar Prab Jano Nehre
Kaho guru Ja Ka Nirmal Bhaag
Har Charnee Ta Ka Man Laag.

4. Satguru nanak pargateya miti dhund jag chaanan hova
guru nanak dev ji de prakash utsav di lakh lakh vadhayee sabhnu.

5. May Guru Jee inspire you to achieve all your goals and May His blessings be with you in whatever you do
Happy Gurpurab.

6. Happy Gurpurab to all the Sikhs and to everyone who is a well-wisher of the ideals of Sikhism….
Let us all celebrate birthday of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji …
Happy Gurpurab.

7. Nanak Nich kahe vichaar,
Waria na jaava ek waar,
Jo tud bhave sai bhali kaar,
Tu sada salamat nirankaar
Gurpurb Dee Lakh Lakh Wadai !!

8. Nanak naam jahaaz hai, jo chadhe so uttre paar
Jehda thalle reh gaya, Nanak nahi jimme vaar!

9. On this auspicious occasion of the birthday of Sh.Guru Nanak Dev Ji, I wish to convey you all my heartiest congratulations !!

10. Celebrate Gurpurab with your loved ones/friends and family, and enjoy Guru Ji’s Divine Love and Blessings,,,,,,
HAPPY Guru Purub…

11. Raj karega khalsa, aakee rehae naa koe,
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
Happy Gurpurab….!

O my mind, keep the thoughts of True Lord forever inside you and feel the bliss of peace..
Happy Gurpurab…!!

13. “Nanak Naam chardi Kalaa,
Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala”
Dhan Dhan sahib sri guru nanak dev ji de aagan,
Purab di aap sub nu lakh lakh vadhaai…!!

14. Tuhannu Sabh nu kalghidhar patshah de janam dihade di lakh lakh wadhayi hove.. chidiyon sangg baaj ladaoun tabhi Gobind Singh …..

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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The festival of sacrifice, Bakrid also known as Id-ul-zuha will be observed on Wednesday with great festivity and enthusiasm.

The Bakrid festival is observed by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Paigambar Mohammad (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God. However, God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead.
On this occasion people sacrifice goat, ram, camel and other cattles to mark the festival. The meat is divided into three parts to distribute. The family keeps one third of the share. Another third is distributed among relatives, friends and neighbors, and the remaining part is given to the poor and needy.

Bakrid is the second largest festival of Muslims after Eid. As the people were geared up top celebrate the occasion, people are looking for Bakrid SMS to greet each others.

Bakrid 2010 SMS Bakrid Mubarak to all its readers.

When my arms can’t reach people close to my heart.
I always hug them with my prayers.
May allah’s peace be with you.
A very happy Bakrid mubarak 2 U.

I wish you ALL a very happy and peaceful Eid.
May Allah accept your good deeds,
forgive your transgressions and ease the suffering of all peoples
around the globe. Bakrid Mubarik

Gulshan ko kar rahi Mo’attar Hawa-e-Eid
Aata nahi kuch Nazar kuch b Siwaye Eid
Meri Taraf se Eid Mubarak ho Aap ko
Bus Mere pass hai Yehi Tohfaa Bara-e-Eid

Ae Mere SMS Mere Dost k Pass jana
Wo Busy ho to Shor mat machana
Jab Wo Free ho jaye to Dheere se Muskrunaa
Aur Pyar se kehna k, Bakrid Mubarak Qubool Ho

Kuch Musarrat Mazeed ho jaye
Is bahane se Eid ho jaye
Eid milne jo Aap aajayein
Meri bhi Bakrid , Bakrid ho jaye

Eid leka aate hai dher sare khusiya,
Eid mita deta hai insan mai duriya,
Eid hai khuda ka ek nayam tabarok
Eisi liye kahte hai sab Bakrid MUBARAK.

Do you know the Meaning of BAKRID?
I think it means "ENJOY in DUNIYA!!"
So, In your life all moments bring BAKRID for you....

Sunhari Dhup Barsat ke Bad,
thodi Si Hushi Har Bat ke Bad,
Usi Tarah Ho Mubarak App Ko
Ye Nayi Subah Kal rat Ke Bad Happy BAKRID day

Aaj Khuda ki hum par ho Meharbani,
Karde maf hum logo ki sare Naformani,
Eid Ka din aj aao milka kare yahi wada,
Khuda ka hi raho mai hum chalange sada.
Sare Musalman ko BAKRID MUBARAK

May this...
Eid bring Fun, Eid bring Happiness,
Eid bring God Endless Blessings,
Eid bring fresh love...
Bakrid MUBARAK to You with all best wishes

Jub kabi bin mange app per khushion ki bersaat ho, jub kabi app ka
dil anjaani khushi se betaab ho, to samaj lena koi aap ko duaon
main yaad ker raha hai. Happy Bakrid Day

May Allah this occasion flood your life with happiness,ur heart
with love,ur soul with spirtual, ur mind with wisdom,wishing u a
very Happy Bakrid Mubarik

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When is Eid al-Adha in 2010? "Bakrid" confirmed to be celebrated on the 17th of November'10, Wednesday. People were even not done with Diwali as yet and here we have one more festival which is again the most enjoyable, full of fun and happiness, also celebrated worldwide that is "Bakrid".

Eid al-Adha in 2010 is on Tuesday, the 16th of November. Based on sightability in North America, in 2010 Eid al-Adha will start in North America a day later - on Wednesday, the 17th of November. Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha on the sunset of Monday, the 15th of November.

Although Eid al-Adha is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Eid al-Adha moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Eid al-Adha may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.

The dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America for the celebration of Eid al-Adha. Note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date, and not on the actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes. This approach is accepted by many, but is still being hotly debated. (Source -

Here is an Eid Ul Adha sms and Eid Ul Adha Shayari, eid ul Adha is also known as Eid ul Azah, its a widely celebrated festival of Muslim around the world. The shayari below is specially meant for the day of Eid ul Adha. Its in Hindi / Urdu . Send this to your friends and family.

Happy Eid ul Adha to all of you and here is a collection of Eid Ul Adha wish

Mubarak mauka Allah ne atah farmaya,
ek baar fir bandagi ki rah pe chalaya
Adaa karna apna farz tum khuda ki liye..
Khushi se bhari ho eid ul adha apke liye !!

This festival brings lot of happiness, wealth and peace in their lives and people go to each others houses to wish them "Happy Eid" and I must say that the friends, family members, relatives those you cant meet on this Bakrid, dont get worried we have lot many Bakrid SMS for you that you can send it to them and give them your best wishes on this festival.

- May your plate of life be always full of juicy Kababs
& Tikas, Topped with the chutny of Happiness.
With best Eid wishes, Happy EID.

- I Wish you a very happy and peaceful Eid ul Adhaa.
May Allah accept your good deeds, forgive your transgressions
and Sins and ease the suffering of all peoples around the globe.

- Eid days are meant to celebrate
the goals and the achievements
that make you happiest.
The ideals you believe in,
the dream you love the best.
Happy Eid!

- Eid leka aate hai dher sare khusiya,
Eid mita deta hai insan mai duriya,
Eid hai khuda ka ek nayam tabarok
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Monday, November 15, 2010

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List of things required to be purchased for new born baby, Checklist before baby arrival, Checklist for 1-12 months old baby

List of things required to be purchased for new born baby, Checklist before baby arrival, Checklist for 1-12 months old baby

Baby Clothes Checklist !
The moment you get pregnant, in addition to searching for a name for the baby, you are thinking and shopping for things for the baby. There is a lot of shopping to do and it takes a lot of time exploring your options and shopping for the best safest items and toys while keeping the cost low. Welcoming a new born baby requires many months to get yourself and your beautiful home ready for the new member to your family. It is always good to buy some of the baby things in advance to care of the baby during the early months. You will be busy in doing things like changing baby diapers, changing baby clothes and cleaning umbelical cord you will not have time to do detailed shopping. Here is a list that you will need to buy before the baby is born.
List of things for newborn babies:
1. Car seat: This is one of the time consuming things to shop for. I would advise buying a travel system that has both a car seat and a stroller. The main advantage is that the car seat fits into the stroller. So, when the baby is sleeping in the car seat, you don't have to wake up the baby to get into the stroller. You can just fit the car seat into the stroller and the baby's nap is undisturbed. I bought the Graco travel system which I have no complaints about. The rear facing car seat can be used up to 1 year or 22 pounds of your baby's weight. Follow the instructions for fitting the car seat and you can go to the local fire department if you need help.

Things for newborn babies
2. Crib: Crib is another thing to buy for your baby to sleep at night and shopping for a crib takes a lot of time. I bought a crib from JC Penny's website that has slats that are no more than 2 3/8" apart so that baby won't fall out from the crib. Most cribs do not come with the mattresses. You have to buy one separately. You can get good ones from Walmart for low prices. Pick out a mattress that has good back support. I bought the one that are not too soft. Buy the crib that comes with the drawer. It helps to store your baby's clothes and toys. Also, buy
  • Crib linens
  • 1 matress pad
  • 2 crib sheets
  • 2 waterproof mattress pads
  • 2 light blankets to cover your baby.
3. Diaper related stuff: I bought the infant diapers at target. I like the pampers brand which is really good and do not leak easily.
Baby wipes: Try to use thick soft wipes to clean your baby's bottom. I like the huggies brand which is thick and really good. You can buy from Costco or Sam's club in bulk to save money. I prefer the unscented ones.
Changing pad: It helps to change your baby's diaper.
Diaper bag: I bought the back pack kind of diaper bag which is easy to carry, looks good and is very convenient. You can pack all your baby's things like formula food, bottles, diapers, wipes, clothes and toys. I bought the one that has a changing mat and bottle holder.
Diaper rash cream: I bought the A&D diaper rash ointment. You can also use this for baby's lip dryness.
Helpful tip: I have been using valuable free coupons from successfully and saved quite some money.
4. Baby's clothes: As you know babies grow faster, try to spend less amount of money on clothing. I bought most of the baby clothes at Kohl's during their clearance sale. The clothes were of good quality and at very cheap prices. I got many marked down items for $1 each. You can also buy clothes from the outlet mall, if you have one nearby. Here are the clothes you need for baby.
  • 7 onesies (0-3 months)
  • 4 stretch suits
  • 1 snow suit ( buy if the baby is born during the winter months )
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair of mittens
  • 2 hats
  • 4 receiving blankets to cover your newborn baby
  • 2 thick blankets
  • 2 bibs
  • 3 wash cloths
5. Bath items:
  • Bath tub
  • Buy packaged bath kits that contain many acessories like thermometer, comb, scissors, nail clippers.
  • Shampoo: I personally like Johnson and Johnson's head to toe tear free baby shampoo to bath the baby.
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby oil: Again, I prefer Johnson's brand
  • Aquaphor: For dry skin - I bought the aquaphor which is too oily. I heard that Eucerin is also good.
  • Baby comb and nail clippers
  • Towel: Always buy the one which is soft and gentle and wash before using.
  • Laundry detergent: I like the Dreft brand laundry detergent
  • New born first aid kit: I bought the safety 1st brand that comes with the comb, nail cutter, nasal aspirator and thermometer.

6. Breast feeding equipment
  • Breast pump to pump your milk into the bottle
  • Nursing bras if you are breast feeding
  • Breast pads
  • Nipple cream
7. Bottle feeding items
  • 6 bottles and sterilizing equipment
  • 1 bottle brush
  • 1 bottle warmer
  • Infant formula milk: always check the expiration date and ask your doctor first.
8. Medicines
  • Rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs (for the umbelical cord)
  • Infant tylenol - for fever (you will need it when the baby gets immunization shots)
  • Mylicon for gas relief
  • optional: Gripe water. A great way to treat your baby's stomach problems. Babies cry a lot and sometimes it could be due to stomach problems. Giving a spoon of gripe water in the morning helps the baby's digestion. You can get gripe water in many Indian grocery stores or at Amazon. You should always consult with a pediatrician before giving medicines to your baby..
9. Other miscellaneous things
  • Bouncer: I bought the one that comes with the music, toys and vibrating massager. It helps to keep the baby happy. This is a great way to keep the baby entertained so you will have some time to do other things also.
  • 2 pacifiers

The following Baby Clothes Checklist will really help you to get organised. Print a copy and  check the items off of your checklist ! 

6-8 undershirts / vests

2-4 receiving blankets

1-2 double receiving blankets

4-6 sleepers

1-2 sweaters

1-2 shawl or cotton blanket

1-2 pairs booties

1-2 caps

4-6 pairs socks

1-2 pairs scratch mittens

1-2 Side-snap tees

1-2 Bodysuits

2-4 Rompers

2-4 Bibs

6-8 Hangers

1 Dozen Cloth Diapers - see Diaper section

Baby Toys ChecklistBaby gym

Crib mobile

Stuffed animals

Doorway jumper





Board books

Play yard

Activity mat

Letter blocks


Activity center


Music / Cassette tapes

Tape player

Soft / material books

Toy Box

Wooden Toy

Development Chart to select Baby Toys
Age in Months
What babies are able to appreciate

Mental and Movement skills

Choose an appropriate Educational or Interactive Toys
Newborn - 1 month
Soft Music - High contrast patterns and faces - Will cry if over or under stimulated. Will be alert for every one in ten hours.
1 - 2 
Soft Music - Visual stimulation - Follows sounds and objects
2 - 3 
Recognises faces and sounds - Discovers hands and feet - ability to grip objects developing - likes high contrast images
3 - 4 
Starts to explore by taste - follows moving objects - able to bear some weight on legs
4 - 5 
Shows interest in colors - Starts to show preferences - Grips and moves objects
5 - 6 
Able to concentrate on one toy at a time - can roll over
6 - 7
Starts to understand what to do with objects. Can shake a rattle or other toys - Responds to himself in a mirror - rolls in both directions
7 - 8 
Realises that an object may be behind something - loves playing peek-a-boo - sits independently - reaches out for objects - tries to crawl
8 - 9 
Starts to crawl - Understands the concept of building objects - moves an item from one hand to the other - starts to imitate sounds
9 - 10 
Understanding some language phrases - starts to build, stack and disassemble toys - points - stands with support
10 - 11 
Understanding of words continues - starts to build, stack and disassemble toys - able to pick up smaller items - walks holding on to furniture - likes to play hand games
11 - 12 
Understanding of words continues - able to climb - enjoys and initiates play with others
Baby Toys - Interactive ToysUsing the above development chart will enable you to make a choice of the most useful interactive toys. The level of interaction will clearly depend on the development level of the infant. The very best ' interactive toys ' are the baby's parents! Interactive games like peek-a-boo or hand games like Itsy Bitsy Spider or Here's the Church, Here's the Steeple will bring hours of interactive entertainment and pleasure to both parents and babies. Social, mental and movement skills will all be encouraged by the the number one ' interactive toys ' - the family! A real 'must' when considering interactive toys is the use of Nursery Rhymes - Visit the following site for some reminders and a whole host of fascinating information about Nursery Rhymes - History and Origins 

Bottle Feeding

6 - 8 4oz. Bottles

6 - 8 8oz. Bottles

Fast Flow Nipples

Slow Flow Nipples

1 - 2 Bottle brushes

4-6 Bibs

4-6 Burp pads

1 Sterilizer Kit

1 Bottle Warmer

2 - 3 Disposable Bottle Kit

1 Food Grinder/blender

1 case of formula 

Breast Feeding

1 Breast Pump

1 Nipple lotion

2-5 pairs breast pads

2-3 nursing bras

2 - 3 Bottles for storing milk

1 - 2 Bottle brush

Solid Feeds

1 - 2 Feeding Fork

1 - 2 Feeding Spoon

1 - 2 Feeding Bowl

1 - 2 Training cup

1 - 2 Feeding bowl 

Useful information about Breast FeedingSome useful information about breast feeding:
  • Many babies are hungry every two hours. Breast-feed every 2-3 hours or on demand
  • Milk production - The more your baby breast feeds the more milk you will produce
  • A healthy diet. You need 400 to 500 more calories than you did to maintain your pre-pregnancy weight.
  • Drink at least eight, but no more than 12 cups of liquid a day
Useful information about Solid FeedingSome useful information about solid feeds:
  • Diluted Juices are introduced at the age of 1 month
  • Undiluted Juices are introduced at the age of 2 months
  • Introduce semi-solid foods at the age of 4 months or weighs 6kg or by the age four months
  • First introduce rice cereal at 4 months
  • Introduce mashed fruits at 4-5 months
  • Introduce mashed vegetables by 5-6 months
  • When solid feeding is established ensure a daily intake of 500 -750ml milk
  • Introduce Yolk of egg by 6 - 7 months
  • Introduce minced meat and fish by 9 - 10 months
Bathroom requirement when bathing baby 

Toilet locks

Non slip mats

1 Water thermometer

1 pair Blunt nail scissors

1 Toothbrush

1 Comb & brush

1 First-aid kit

Disinfecting hand soap

Bathing Baby


1 Infant Plastic Bathtub

5 - 6 Hooded towels

2 - 4 Washcloths for bathing baby

1 Bath mat

1 container Bathing baby body wash

1 Baby Bathing lotion

1 Baby Bathing oil

1 Baby shampoo

Assortment of Bathing Toys

Bathing Baby 

Bathing Health and CareThe Health and care of your baby boy or girl will be a major priority. The bathing related items listed above will ensure that your bathroom has all of the basic requirements to help you with the health and bathing care of your new arrival. Telephone numbers of Doctors and other Health care professionals need to be at hand for any emergencies - It might help to put a copy of these in your medicine cabinet. 
Health and Baby Bathing Safety Considerations

Detailed below are various Bathing Safety Considerations which must be adhered to in the bathroom and when bathing babies:

  • Water Temperature - Make sure the hot water heater is set at 120 F or below to avoid any risk of burning or scalding when bathing
  • When water or bathing is involved there is always a risk of drowning. Never leave your baby unattended in the bathtub
  • Slipping and falling - Place a bath mat on the bottom of the tub to reduce this risk
  • Risk of cuts - Use a soft cover for the faucet to reduce this risk
  • Stinging eyes - Use a shampoo shield to reduce this risk
  • Accidents - Use locks on the toilet and cabinets
  • Poison Hazards - Put all medicines and tablets on a high shelf or cabinet and for extra safety put a lock on the bathroom cabinet
  • Bathing Baby
A Baby Travel Checklist !

The following Travel Checklist will really help you to get organised. Print a copy and  check the items off of your checklist ! 

Car Seat / Infant Seat

Front/back Carrier


Car / travel toys

Portable travel crib

Diaper bag

Car sun shades

Child view mirror

Travel toy organizer

Head support

Car seat strap covers

Diaper bag

Snack containers 

Baby Safety and Home Protection Checklist !

The following Safety and Home Protection Checklist will really help you to get organised. Print a copy and  check the items off of your checklist ! A new arrival in the family means that you will have to start looking at your home with a keen eye for Baby Safety and Home Protection. Detailed below are Household items which will assist you in this task. This important aspect of parenting can sometimes be overlooked as so many elements of Safety and Home Protection do not apply until the baby starts to become mobile - but just by glancing at the checklist you will see that this is not necessarily so. Put aside just an hour of your time and look at your home and its potential pitfalls and dangers and concentrate on what you will need to do to ensure you have done everything in relation to Baby Safety and Home Protection.
Baby Safety and Home Protection - Health and CareThe Health and care of your infant boy or girl will be a major priority. The items listed above will ensure that your home is filled with all of the basic requirements to help you with the Baby Safety and Home Protection of your new arrival. Telephone numbers of Doctors and other Health care professionals need to be at hand for any emergencies - It might help to put a copy of these in your medicine cabinet. 
Safety and Home Protection - Helpful HintsEvery room in your house has a potential safety hazard. We have therefore put together a selection of hints under various categories related to your home.
Baby Safety and Home Protection - Stairs

Should your home have stairs there are some basic Safety and Home Protection criteria that you should apply : 

  • Ensure that there are no loose carpet fittings and that the stair rails are secure - do not forget the risks to anyone carrying the baby (Never carry hot drinks when carrying a child )
  • Install mounted safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs - do not install the old style accordion gates as a baby could get caught in these
  • Remember there are other areas that might be hazardous -  for instance a laundry room or an older child's bedroom 
  • Install a Smoke detector
  • Install plexiglas on stairs to prevent a child from squeezing through
  • Baby Safety and Home Protection
Baby Safety and Home Protection in the NurseryDetailed below are various Safety and Home Protection considerations which must be adhered to in the nursery:
  • Heaters. Do not place portable heaters near the crib
  • Install a Smoke detector
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors at least 15 feet away from fuel burning appliances
  • Windows. Do not place a crib next to a window that has blinds and therefore cords once again the possibility of strangulation must be considered
  • Loose objects such as lamps, plants or ornaments. Do not place a crib near any objects that the baby could pull on top of him
  • Check all furniture and lamps for stability
  • Shelves. Do not place a crib under shelves - once again loose objects could fall on her
  • Ensure the crib and crib mattress fits snugly
  • Ensure the crib meets the regulated safety standards
  • You should only be able to slide one finger between the mattress and the rails
  • Set the mattress on the lowest level of the crib to prevent a growing infant from climbing out
  • Crib bumper - ensure it is secure on all sides to avoid any possibility of baby's head getting caught.
  • Remove the bumper when baby's able to stand
  • Any type of crib attachment should be installed on the wall side of the crib
  • Never put pillows or stuffed animals in the crib
  • Mobiles should be removed when the baby is 5 - 7 months old
  • Use plugs in unused outlets
  • Place guards on windows
  • Cords from all electrical equipment such as phones and  lamps should be safely out of reach
  • Baby Safety and Home Protection
Baby Safety and Home Protection in the Bathroom

Detailed below are various Baby Safety and Home Protection considerations which must be adhered to in the bathroom and when bathing babies:

  • Water Temperature - Make sure the hot water heater is set at 120 F or below to avoid any risk of burning or scalding when bathing
  • When water or bathing is involved there is always a risk of drowning. Never leave your baby unattended in the bathtub
  • Slipping and falling - Place a bath mat on the bottom of the tub to reduce this risk
  • Risk of cuts - Use a soft cover for the faucet to reduce this risk
  • Stinging eyes - Use a shampoo shield to reduce this risk
  • Accidents - Use locks on the toilet and cabinets - Toilet lids should be locked closed
  • Poison Hazards - Put all medicines and tablets on a high shelf or cabinet and for extra safety put a lock on the bathroom cabinet
  • Remove all soaps, razors and shampoos from around the edge of the bathtub
  • Make sure bathroom doors can be unlocked from the outside in case your child locks one from within
  • Never leave a bath tub with water in it
  • Baby Safety and Home Protection
Cloth Diapers2-4 dozen cloth diapers

4-6 waterproof covers

1 diaper-pail

3 packs disposable baby wipes

4 - 6 safety pins

1-2 dozen washable liners

1 changing table with waterproof pad

10 plastic pants

1 Diaper-rash ointment

3 - gallon diaper pail

Travel Tote bag / kit

Disposable diapers3 packs disposable diapers
3 packs disposable baby wipes

Safety pins

Vinyl pants

1 Diaper-rash ointment

Disposal system

1 changing table with waterproof pad

Travel  Tote bag / kit

A supply of Cloth diapers is also recommended

Diaper changing frequency

Changing frequency will obviously vary but a good guideline is that typical baby uses between 8 - 12 per day. Change baby's diaper's each time he or she wets. The frequency required for diaper change can be used as a good basis to determine the minimum amount of diapers required if there are budget constraints. It is also useful when determining a cloth diaper's washing schedule. The change frequency relates to both cloth and disposable diapers. 

Cloth or Disposable Diapers ?

The answer is that you will probably use both types on your baby but will have a preference for either the cloth or the disposable types. Factors to take into consideration when making your decision:

  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Environmental and chemical issues - disposable diapers 
  • Washing and soaking requirements - schedules and time factor
Types of Cloth Diapers
  • Flat cloth diapers - Least expensive, fits all sizes
  • Pre-folded diapers - Saves time
  • Fitted diapers - Easy to use, requires different sizes
  • All-in-one daipers - Simplest to use, do not require separate covers, requires different sizes
Disposable Diapers
  • Disposable diapers disadvantages - More expensive than cloth, requires different sizes, buying and storage issues, disposal issues
  • Disposable diapers Advantages - Greater convenience, faster to change diaper, saves time and chores
Diapers - How many changes? 

Babies will require a change about 7000 times over a 2 year period!
  • Number of diapers per day - Varies between 8 and 12, average about 10 diapers per day
  • Number of diapers over a 2 year period - Approx 7,200 !
Diaper Cost comparison - Cloth -v- Disposable
  • Cloth Costs - Varies according to type and quality of cloth - Approx $150 - $580 
  • Disposable Costs - Varies according to type - Approx cost per month $60 - $70 Over a 2 year period approx cost $1550
Cost comparison - Diaper Service

There are various Service companies available in many locations. The usual service offers a weekly pick-up. The diapers are washed, dried and folded. Return Delivery.


Diaper Change

Changing baby. How to change a Diaper? The method of changing is dependent on the type of diaper's used - the easiest and quickest change is by using a disposable.
  • Prepare all items required for the change and clothing change, if required
  • Make sure all items to hand
  • Place baby on changing mat
  • Remove lower clothing
  • Remove soiled diaper
  • Clean baby
  • Apply diaper rash ointment
  • Put diaper on baby
  • Dispose of soiled items
Diaper-Rash - Information

This kind of rash is an extremely common problem but can be distressing as the rash looks so incredibly sore.

  • What is diaper-rash? - It's a reddening of the skin in the diaper-area 
  • What produces the rash? Bacteria which develops in the moist, warm conditions
  • What effect does the bacteria have? Urine and bacteria mix to create ammonia which burns the baby
  • Does the type of diaper's have any effect? No, diaper-rash occurs in both cloth and disposable diapers
  • What causes the rash? The rash may be caused by any number of things such as perfumed soaps, detergents and some citrus fruits
Diaper Rash - Prevention and TreatmentThe following routines can be followed to reduce the instances of diaper-rash:
  • Change baby's diaper each time he or she wets
  • Avoid perfumed detergents or fabric softeners in your wash
  • Avoid perfumed soaps
  • Wash your hands after every change to prevent the spread of infection
Diaper Rash - TreatmentThe following routines should be followed to treat diaper-rash:
  • Use plain warm water to clean the infant after each change
  • Ensure complete dryness before applying a clean diaper
  • Use stay- dry liners
  • Ensure that the baby is given a couple of hours each day without lower clothing to allow the air to dry the skin and reduce irritation from diapers
  • Apply diaper-rash ointment as per the instructions
  • If the rash persists after period indicated on the diaper-rash ointment instructions consult your doctor or medical professional