22 Dec ENJOY THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS THROUGHOUT 2010
“I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays, let them overtake me unexpectedly, waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself. “Why this is Christmas Day!”
Adorazione Gherardo delle Notti (1590-1656) Uffizi (Firenze)
These thoughts on Christmas were written by the American journalist Ray Stannard Baker (1870-1946), friend and adviser of President Wilson (Winner of the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize).
This idea is full of messages that we would like to share with you this Christmas, to exchange greetings, but above all, to usher in 2010 with optimism and faith.
2009 was certainly not an easy year for the world. The economic crisis more or less affected everyone.
Following the advice of the journalist, we hope that this rather “sober” Christmas gives us the opportunity to stay at home with our family, friends and dear ones, so that we can live with love and simplicity the most longed-for day of the year, reflecting on our dear “dented” world and thinking positively about the future.
We here at Mariani Affreschi, which is a family-run business, have always done our best to work with great passion and love, we strongly believe in Italian made products, and try to establish not only a business relationship with our customers, but also of friendship, respect and virtuous dialogue.
- From the left, Laura, Alberto e Alessandro Mariani, titolari di Mariani Affreschi
We hope we have achieved this goal and continue to do so.
We wish you our heartfelt best wishes for the season and hope that 2010 is filled with serenity and lots of ideas, wonderful surprises and happiness.