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160 pages
Sep 2008
Leafwood Publishers

A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holidays

by Trish Berg, et. al.

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A Scrapbook Of Christmas Firsts is a wonderful reminder of the beauty and simplicity of Christmas. Typically a season when life moves far too fast, and moments come and go without being enjoyed or appreciated, Christmas can almost seem a burden, far from the celebration of that First Christmas. This book is dedicated to help uncomplicate Christmas, offering fresh ideas, heartwarming stories, meaningful Scripture, and more.

With pages displayed in a beautiful scrapbooking style, every chapter is outlined the same way: A story telling of a family’s Christmas together, Scripture for the season, origins of Christmas traditions, vintage poetry, favorite things, personal Christmas traditions, holiday trivia, and recipes. But each offering is filled with warmth and poignancy that brings the flavor of the holidays right through the pages.

This book is written so that you can read it in one setting, or in short bursts, as time allows. But every reading offers “stories to warm your heart and simplify your holidays”. My favorite sections were the “Favorite Things” of the authors. Favorite books, favorite gifts received, favorite hot drinks... all were fun and idea inspiring. But best of all, this book leaves behind the materialism of our culture and focuses on what is truly important about Christmas: family, love, giving, and most importantly, the Savior.

This would make a great gift book, or one for rediscovering the joy of Christmas year after year. -- Tracey Bonsell,

Book Jacket:

Is your December cluttered? Does Christmas leave you fretting instead of singing "Joy to the World"? In A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts, discover how to bring harmony to this busy month. Read about families who experienced Christmas firsts. Tips for family traditions, connecting generations, children, gift giving, how to grow myrrh and much more. Try the scrumptious "Cookie Canister" recipes. This is a book to help you un-complicate Christmas, rediscover the real source of joy and usher in the celebration of faith, family and a Savior.