11th December

Advent Calendar: 26 days of Christmas 2020

Christmas Greetings from a Fairy to a Child

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Lady dear, if Fairies may

For a moment lay aside

Cunning tricks and elfish play,

'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

 

We have heard the children say—

Gentle children, whom we love—

Long ago, on Christmas Day,

Came a message from above.

 

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,

They remember it again—

Echo still the joyful sound

"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

 

Yet the hearts must childlike be

Where such heavenly guests abide:

Unto children, in their glee,

All the year is Christmas-tide!

 

Thus, forgetting tricks and play

For a moment, Lady dear,

We would wish you, if we may,

Merry Christmas, glad New Year!

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