I love Christmas cards... I know they are not environmentally friendly, and that the charity varieties are a very bad way to give to good causes, but I still love them. However, the numbers of cards recieved this year were definitely down, with greater numbers opting for electronic versions... And I have resorted to the same, especially for trans-atlantic friends due to the fact that I am so badly organised and invariably miss the last posting date. This isn't quite the same however, as you can't stick an e-card on the wall, to remind you of the great array of friends and family that surround you...

However, this year, in some strange way, in a year of some particularly encouraging cards, my favourite Christmas greeting was this one...

Dear Friends,
The Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board wishes you a Merry Christmas with the gift of love, peace and happiness. May all these and more be yours at Christmas.
Sending warmest thoughts and best wishes for a prosperous 2011.

Maulana Shahid Raza

Chair of the Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board

What would the Daily Mail say about that? Where is the PC wariness about offending other faiths that some unthinking secularists engage in?

Again I turn to that song of praise sung by the angels:

"Glory to God in highest heaven... and on earth peace...
shalom... salaam..."

Luke 2: 14



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