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Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All....

Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All....

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.

P.S. If you are wondering what it looks like at our place today, take a look through the lens of our nest cam
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Nancy Penny - 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 - December 26, 2016

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

kathleen simard - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - December 24, 2016

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

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