Christmas Poems: Use These Rhyming Christmas Greetings to Make Your Christmas Card or E-Card Special

Old-fashioned rhyming Christmas poems, like the ones you see below, are making a comeback. These rhyming Christmas poems provide a pleasant feeling of nostalgia, as we reminisce about a time when Christmas was different--simpler, not so commercial, less focused on material things and more on matters of the heart. Even though it's hard to find a rhyming poem in card stores, and rhyme is out of fashion with contemporary poets and poetry critics, people still love them. On the Internet, hundreds of thousands of people searched on the term "Christmas poem" in the month of December alone, in 2004. That doesn't include searches on Christmas poetry, Christmas rhyme, Christmas verse and Christmas greeting. Here are some Christmas verses for your cards and e-cards: The Gift of Knowing You The Christmas season fills our hearts with joy; Bright, happy days bring special kinds of pleasure. We're wrapped in the excitement of it all, The sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes we treasure. Yet when we have some quiet time to think About our finest blessings all year through, We focus on our family and our friends, And appreciate the gift of knowing you! ## Rhyming poems are harder to write than free verse or prose poems (which modern poets favor), so they are fewer in number and harder to find. Here's another Christmas card poem, written especially for folks who spend Christmas in sunny, warm areas, such as Florida and Southern California: A Sunny Christmas Every year at Christmas time There's not a sign of snow. Instead we spend our yuletide days In the sun's warm cheery glow. We have the best of Christmas things, The lights, the gifts, the bells, (And "snowbirds" who arrive en masse To fill our beach hotels.) The glorious weather fits right in With our happy Christmas mood, And we can also walk and run Without having to be snowshoed. So don't feel bad for your (location) friends Who have no snow or ice. We think our sunny Christmas here Is a holiday paradise! ## Start using rhyming poems to make all your greeting cards and occasions extra special. Greeting card poems provide a simple, easy way to make a good impression. Copyright 2005 by Joanna Fuchs