The star of Christmas shines for all,
No matter great, no matter small,
No matter spotted, brown or white,
It bids us all to share the light.
In an Atlanta gift shop, on the last road trip my mother and I took together, I bought a packet of Christmas cards designed by a local artist. In the background on the front, there was a star; in the foreground, there were three rabbits–brown, white, and black-and-white. The verse above appeared inside. The design was simple, unsentimental, but touching.
I sent all of the cards but one, and I kept that thinking I might be able to locate more. But I didn’t find any, and sometime over the past twenty-seven years, the card I saved disappeared. I don’t remember the artist’s name, but I do remember the verse. The drawing above doesn’t duplicate the charm of the original, but perhaps it’s close enough.
I’ve searched the web trying to find the name of the artist-poet but have found nothing. If anyone reading this knows the author, or has seen the card I’ve described, please leave a comment. I would like to give proper attribution.
I don’t normally post anything without giving credit, but I love the card and it seemed a shame not to share the verse just because I can’t locate the source.