1) To make my Christmas a holy day with Christ- not a holiday without Him.
2) To observe Christmas as the birthday of Christ- not a day to give and received material gifts.
3) To remember that the real symbols of Christmas are the Star, the Stable, and the Crib- not Santa Claus and his reindeer.
4) To teach my children that “Santa Claus” is the nickname of St. Nicholas- who gave to the poor in honor of Christ.
5) To help one poor family- in honor of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Holy Family of Bethlehem.
6) To send Christmas cards remindful of Him, the Infant Saviour- not decorated only with candy canes, dogs, ribbons and wreaths.
7) To make room in my home for Him- with a Christmas Crib, a window or door poster to remind all that He was born in a stable.
8) During this season, in a special way, to honor Mary, His Mother- who kept the first Christmas vigil beside the Manger.
9) To go with my family to the altar today- and let the Christ Child be born into our hearts and souls in Holy Communion.
10) Today and every day, to give “Glory to God in the highest”- to work and pray for “Peace on earth to men of good will.”
Nihil Obstat: Joseph A.M. Quigley, Censor Librorum
Imprimatur: V John J. Krol, D.D., J.C.D., Archbishop of Philadelphia , March 1964