These Poetic Quotes Are Perfect for Captioning Your Christmas Eve Instagram Pics

Just because it's not Christmas day doesn't mean it's too early to celebrate.

In fact, for some people, Christmas Eve is just as big of a deal as the day of Christmas itself. If you're snapping celebratory pics ahead of the holiday, we think these sweet quotes about the time of the year will make excellent Instagram captions.

For that heart-warming moment with the family:

"Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever."

-Bess Streeter Aldrich


For that picture-perfect photo of the spectacularly lit Christmas tree ahead of the big event:

"'Twas the night before Christmas…"

A Visit From St. Nicholas, Clement Clarke Moore


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For that gorgeous, quiet night once everyone's gone to sleep:

"Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright."

-"Silent Night"


For when the special day makes you feel like an instantly better person:

"Its Christmas Eve! It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be."

-Bill Murray


For the plate of cookies and glass of milk waiting patiently by the fireplace:

"Hands off—these are for Santa."


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For when the excitement of Christmas morning is keeping you wide awake:

"How can I sleep when it's Christmas Eve?"


For the pic of the monogrammed stockings dangling in front of the blazing fire:

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there."

A Visit From St. Nicholas, Clement Clarke Moore


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For that sweet photo of you scanning the horizon for Santa:

"May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve."


For when you couldn't be more excited that the special day is finally on its way:

"I didn't know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come."

-Richard Brautigan


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