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
You'll find lots of rhyming poems (and a few in free verse) at Poems are offered in a wide variety of categories, such as anniversary, baby, birthday, Christian, Christmas, father, friendship, graduation, love, mother, New Year's, teacher, Valentine and wedding. The poems are written by Joanna Fuchs. Contact her through any contact/feedback form at .