Just as each snowflake is original,
different, unique, so each Christmas day
should be likewise: in gifts, spirit, and thought,
even if favorite hymns, songs, repeat.
It is slight difference in tradition
that makes repetition so exciting.
Such is the meaning of the wreath you hang,
or the song you sing to a child or self.
We celebrate our generosity,
family, friendships, and community.
That star atop a tree is our symbol
of common goal: to live with unity
in purpose, ambition, and brotherhood—
to live not as we might, but as we should.