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Ferris Institute Holiday Announcement. (December 1922.)

For nearly two thousand years, the children of men celebrated a birthday after the manner of the little boy or girl who is filled with delight over the arrival of a baby brother or a baby sister. The dawn of a new life brings to the home a new day, never to be forgotten. Ever after, home has a richer meaning; home becomes a citadel of love and sacrifice. The birthday of the Christ child we call Christmas. Christmas symbolizes love and good will to men, the beginning of Christian civilization, the brotherhood of man, the fatherhood of God as expressed in the Sermon on the Mount. How simple, how beautiful, how wonderful! Bring forth your gifts, ring the church and school bells, sing songs of praise, and fill the dear old home with laughter. Children, if you can't gather about the hearthstone, if you can't hang up your stockings, write a letter of love and thanksgiving to the dear old father and mother at home. Remember "that love is the only thing that matters, the one thing that counts. Love tells the whole story." A Merry Christmas to all the world, means "thy kingdom come, they will be done on earth as it is done in heaven," in this year of our Lord, nineteen hundred twenty-two.

Source: Santer, Richard A., editor. The Ferris' Christmas Greeting Messages, 1909-1927. (Big Rapids, Michigan: n.p., 1999), n.p.