"Christmas is not as much about opening presents, as opening our hearts” is a saying that has been printed on many GIFs. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2007, when it was credited to Janice Maeditere (although biographical details are unknown).
28 November 2007. Kamloops (BC) Daily News, “CHristmas Without Credit” by Michele Young, pg. B1:
“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.”
-- Janice Maeditere
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 04, 2007
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Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~Janice Maeditere
25 November 2008, Kelowna (BC) Capital News, “As economy heads south, Santa arrives from up north” by Lori Welbourne, pg. D8:
In this materialistic society in which we live, it’s easy to forget that Christmas is much less about opening presents and much more about opening our hearts.
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14 December 2009, Daily Review (Towanda, PA), pg. A2:
A sign on a church in Milan reads: “Christmas is not as much about opening presents as it is opening our hearts.”
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Create Your Best Future:
Inspiring Stories for Teens and Young Adults about Making the RIght Decisions
By Amy Newmark
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~Janice Maeditere.
20 December 2015, Herald Sun with Chapel Hill Herald(Durham, NC), pg. D4:
‘Christmas is not as much about opening presents as opening our hearts.’ Janice Maeditere
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