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Welcome to day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas with my guest Rachel Olsen!
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This Christmas she looks forward to communion on Christmas day, and playing Wii games with her family.
Now….here is Rachel!
I bought a basket, tied it with a bow and started collecting Christmas picture books.
We began with just a few, but each year as one of their presents I’d give the kids a new Christmas book. (Find them on sale after the holidays.)
Soon we had a basket-full—enough to read a different book each December night leading up to Christmas. When they were younger, I’d read it to them before bed.
As they grew a little, the oldest would read to the youngest. Now they read them to themselves—one is a young teen and the other a pre-teen but they both still enjoy these Christmas stories each year.
Confession: I still read a few of them each year too! But in recent years I’ve graduate to Christmas novels. There’s something fun about cozying up by the fire or the Christmas tree, instrumental carols playing the background, with a cup of coffee and good story.
I wish I could give you that exact experience. I figured out how to come close. I’m giving away a new, hardback Christmas novel and a $10 Starbucks gift card. You’ll just have to provide the fire, a tree or some carols. The novel is Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh. I just finished it about a week ago and posted my review of it on my blog today.
I’ll sign it to you, your mom, whoever you wish. So you can give it as a gift, or, you can sip coffee and read a chapter a day and do the Bible study questions at each chapter’s end.
The Christmas books get put away each year with the holiday decorations and then brought back out as we put our tree up.
One day I image these books will be read by my grandchildren. I hope by then to have a basketful of Christmas novels as well!
Okay…Rachel has told you about one of her traditions. What is one you enjoy?
Or, if time is tight, just say “YIKES! It is December 1st!!!!”