20 years ago (1980)
Peace ... Joy ... to you and yours. May the light of Christmas shine in your hearts forever.
30 years ago (1970)
For you, we wish a Christmas warmed with the spirit of a glowing hearth, bright with the joys of gleaming trees and glad surprises ... and most of all, rich in the blessings of home and family.
40 years ago (1960)
As we experience anew the glory and wonder of Christmas, may the radiance of the star that shone on Bethlehem bring peace and happiness to every heart. A joyous Christmas to all.
60 years ago (1940)
Expectantly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus, children were the guests of the Lions Club at a Christmas party last night. Forty-two who might otherwise not have seen Santa Claus nor the gifts which he brings were feted at a dinner party by the local club.
80 years ago (1920)
May the spirit of Christmas work for you the full degree of its bountifulness. May you be enabled to get the same amount of pleasure and benefit from these columns that we have derived from making them. The Publishers.
100 years ago (1900)
God bless the master of the house,
Likewise the mistress too,
And all the little children that
round the table go.
And all your kin and kinfolk
That dwell both far and near,
I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS
and a Happy New Year!!
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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