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A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holidays Hardcover – September 30, 2008
The Word Quilters behind A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts understand that we can't create Christmas. However, we can create space for Christ to share Himself with us as we celebrate His birth. The stories, recipes and various activities are invitations to experience the love, joy and wonder of the season with family, friends, strangers and most of all, Jesus. Don't wait for someone you love to put this book on their Christmas list. Give them a copy before Advent begins. And while you're at it, buy yourself a copy too! --Lynne Ford Christian Radio Talk Show Host/Producer
Christmas traditions are a joy for most families. You'll find that A Scrapbook of Christmas First will become a blessing for your home as you share its treasures year after year. --Gary Foreman, The Dollar Stretcher Web site and newsletter
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This is a terrific book to give as a gift to just about anyone. The scrapbook theme and layout makes it perfect for picking up and reading just a few pages at a time. Every home should have a copy sitting out on their coffee table year-round!
It is so easy to get bogged down with to-do lists, appointments, and stress over creating the perfect Christmas for our loved ones that we end up not enjoying a moment of it ourselves. A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts is a collection of stories, memories, recipes, tidbits, and fresh ideas you can incorporate into your own Christmas celebration.
I tried to decide on my favorite thing about the book to include in this review, but it was impossible. Readers will love the nostalgia and memories stirred by reading the book curled up in front of the fire or just by opening at random and reading a few passages while waiting to pick the kids up from play practice. However readers enjoy this book, it is sure to become a favorite that will be picked up again and again, year after year.
This is a great book for any time of the year, and a perfect addition to any bookshelf.
Cindy Thomson, author of
Brigid of Ireland: A Historical Novel
Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story
I had expected to simply read through the book but instead found that it really lends itself to peeking inside in small amounts of time ~ which is perfect for this busy woman. I am able to pick it up and enjoy a story or read about some ideas or traditions in just a few minutes here and there. Then I leave it out where I can easily grab it again when I'm ready for a small break in my day.
The book would make a wonderful gift item as well. It has a padded cover and the interior is laid out like a scrapbook, with thick pages and lovely designs. I'm thinking about grabbing several to use as hostess gifts during the holiday season.
Be aware that this book unabashedly celebrates the birth of Christ in a lovely and understated way. There are little stories or biblical quotes sprinkled throughout so it is definitely a Christian Christmas book.
All-in-all a well done book that makes a lovely gift for you or anyone with whom you care to share it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved the book and find it a great read to begin the Christmas season. It gets me in the holiday mood for family traditions and I realize how import they are. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Judy Simenz
I bought this book for myself and for a few family members for Christmas gifts last year. It is full of such sweet ideas and traditions to do with your family. Read morePublished on November 25, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Need some Yuletide inspiration? A few stories to cheer you up, some ideas for decorations? How about some scrumptious recipes or interesting Christmas facts? Read morePublished on April 18, 2009 by Christian Review of Books
When I first requested this book for review I never expected it to be so gorgeous! Made of high quality materials, it's filled with stunning artwork, historical Christmas... Read morePublished on January 8, 2009 by Paula loves books
With shopping, cooking, recitals, and services all piled on top of our daily chores and tasks, how many of us lose sight of what's meaningful, for days at a time, every Christmas? Read morePublished on December 30, 2008 by Frank Creed