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Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All....

Posted on December 22, 2016 by Bruce MacNaughton

Dear Friends,

In taking the time to pause and think about the 12 months that have passed, I am mindful of all the beautiful things that happened this year. We were busy, staff did an outstanding job, and we have made many new friends this year.

It is Christmas...

At this time of year billions around the world are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ

The centre of the Christmas story is a baby, a child born into humble surroundings. The creator God came to earth as a human child, who taught through stories and parables. Teaching how to love our neighbours and our enemies, to give freely and forgive freely to obtain peace. He taught we should give to the poor and look out for those who are less fortunate. To give our hearts; not our judgment. 

Whether you believe or not in his birth, one thing can be sure, the message of peace and love is eternal. One I wish all could subscribe.

I think of friends who have passed on and the candle that is burning low in their love one's hearts this year, to them I wish to say there are brighter days ahead. 

Spending time at home with family, eating more than we should, (not our products of course) and watching Christmas movies is a tradition for many.  For those who believe in the reason for the season, you will enjoy the Jimmy Stewart short video posted below. 

If you wish to read more, this is a great article by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, Am I a Christian, Pastor Timothy Keller? Read here

Shirley, our daughters and I wish you and your family a lovely peaceful and calm Christmas with love and good cheer. All the best to you and yours for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Love, 
Bruce
P.S. If you are wondering what it looks like at our place today, take a look through the lens of our nest cam
 

25 Comments

Nancy Penny

Posted on December 30, 2016

A very sincere thank you for your thoughtful words and the video and interview. It’s what the season also means to me. Faith in Jesus has given direction and meaning to my life for over 60 years.
It was a pleasure to visit your restaurant and store in Sept. Best wishes to you and your staff in 2017.
Nancy from Colorado

Lowleen

Posted on December 26, 2016

A most wonderful Christmas message Bruce. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your family.?

kathleen simard

Posted on December 25, 2016

Thank you Bruce for your sincere heartfelt Christmas message and heartwarming videoI Meeting you and visiting your wonderful home when on a bus tour was the highlight of my trip to PEI last Sept. You came onto our bus to welcome us and stood at your door waving goodbye.You were delightful and I wish you and your family the very very best in 2017! Kathleen

Kathleen Kovalick

Posted on December 24, 2016

Thank you Bruce for your Christmas message to those of us out here in the wide wide world. You have touched us.

Laura Howard

Posted on December 24, 2016

It is always a pleasure to see and hear from the friends we made when we were traveling several years ago at Prince Edward Island. It is pure joy to know that we still have joy, love, and forgiveness in our hearts for one another and we wish peace, happiness and joy to each of you in Prince Edward Island from your friends South Carolina, USA

Gary & Elaine Erhart

Posted on December 24, 2016

Thank you for your testimony & for showing the clip. Our hope is deeply founded in the truth of Jesus Christ and His Word as well. We are very thankful that you are willing to share your love for Christ with all the world via your life and your business. We pray God continues to bless you as you serve Him in this way while providing the world with the best jelly & jam EVER….. The Erharts USA

Linda Richards

Posted on December 24, 2016

Bruce, Shirley and family, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2017. Thanks for keeping PEI Preserves open for us as we love your products.

Constance

Posted on December 24, 2016

A wonderful Christmas message, Bruce. Blessings to you and your family for a lovely Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour.

Lindsey Hedrick

Posted on December 24, 2016

I have very fond memories of Nova Scotia, the beautiful places we visited and the wonderful people we met. The meal we had at your restaurant was a highlight of our tour as was the singing and dancing!

Marilyn Earle

Posted on December 24, 2016

Beautiful message, Bruce, and a wonderful video. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Teresa

Posted on December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas to you and family. All the best in the New year 2017

una m hingston

Posted on December 24, 2016

I have just finished filling stockings. Some PEI products in each one.. Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year.

Lee Ellen and Richard

Posted on December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas, Bruce and family. So great to catch sight of you and shake hands today. Best wishes for you and your family in 2017. Lee Ellen and Richard

Kathy matheson

Posted on December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and all your family

Lisa Hendry

Posted on December 24, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing this! I recently placed an order with your company and I am very pleased, both with the products and with the entire process. I’ve visited your beautiful island three times and it is one of my favorite places in the world. Since I live in Florida I can’t visit often, but next time I’m there I’ll stop in. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Brenda Macleod Raham

Posted on December 24, 2016

so good to be in touch with someone from home.
thanks
Merry Christmas

Margaret Ann Jeffrey

Posted on December 24, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing this. What a beautiful Christmas message. God Bless you and your family!

Steve and Sandy Smallman

Posted on December 24, 2016

Thank you so much for your Christmas greeting. We love Tim Keller’s writings and his conversation with Nicholas Kristof is excellent. We have been fortunate to pass through your shop twice and love your products Merry Christmas from Philadelphia!
John Brodhacker

Posted on December 24, 2016

Thank you so much!

Merry Christmas

Cindy McAllister

Posted on December 24, 2016

I hope you don’t mind, but I shared your blog to Facebook.

Deborah Callahan

Posted on December 24, 2016

Thank you, Bruce. We visited your place this summer from Louisiana and now have purchased jelly and jam two times since we left.

Georgie Ann Wilkins

Posted on December 24, 2016

BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU for sending this. Ana a very WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS to all of you there & a HAPPY & HEALTHY 2017

Elizabeth Essery

Posted on December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas and thank you for your e-mail. I believe God led you to write and send send this. We visited PEI in 2015 and hope to come again?

Tania

Posted on December 24, 2016

Thank you for sharing your thoughts so eloquently…they ring true for all. We, the folks,who enjoy so much of your your memorable place with the view that reminds us beauty is everywhere – wish you and your family a rest filled and happy Christmas.

Melodie

Posted on December 24, 2016

Thank you Bruce for this lovely reflection on the real reason for the season. For giving us all something thoughtful and heartfelt to read today, Christmas Eve. My Christmas wish and prayers echo yours today – blessings and peace to you and your family across the miles, from a friend and customer from across the miles.

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