Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Christmas Treasure

A colorful compilation of anecdotes, very short stories, recipes, crafts, verses, poems, and ideas for the Christmas season, written by the Word Quilters. This group of talented writers includes Brenda Nixon, Terra Hangen, Cathy Messecar, Trish Berg, Karen Robbins, and Leslie Wilson. I picked up an autographed copy when I went to a booksigning with Brenda Nixon and several other authors. It is a perfect gift for just about any lady friends or relatives (and some guys, especially those who cook and have kids), and I sent it to one of my special friends last Christmas. The picture of the cover doesn't do it justice: the colors are vibrant, even twinkling, and the entire book is full of illustrations and colorful backgrounds to set off the contents. You can get an idea of the quality of the illustration in the book trailer below.

There are lots of Christmas idea books available, but the difference with the Scrapbook is an emphasis on keeping Christ in Christmas. Each of the ten chapters is introduced with a verse and the real Christmas story is told. Then there are homey family touches, memories and ideas for making memories. Origins of some traditions, such as candy canes and poinsettias, are presented. I love the inclusion of some of my favorite carols and "favorite things" such as Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child.

I highly recommend this lovely little book, for yourself and for gifts. You can buy it in many book stores, and online at and Barnes and Noble.

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