- The ADVENTure of Christmas by Lisa Welchel
- Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert
- God of all Comfort by Donna Pyle
- A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn
- Lethal Remedy by Richard Mabry
- Central Park Rendezvous by Kim Vogel Sawyer, Ronie Kendig, Dineen Miller, and MaryLu Tyndall
If you’ve ever felt that Jesus gets lost in the middle of the craziness of Christmas, then this book by Lisa Welchel is just for you! For each of the twenty-four days preceding Christmas, The ADVENTure of Christmas not only helps you keep your children’s focus on Jesus, it invites you to join them in the wonder of the celebration. The book is a fun and handy guide that describes the significance behind all the popular traditions–hanging lights, wrapping gifts, decorating the tree, the jolly fat man in a red suit, and so much more!
It’s my first year going through it with Brogan and it’s already making for a magical season. I’ve been posting pictures of the crafts/activities we’ve been doing each day on my Facebook Page.
Without further ado, let’s head to Peaks and see what Bethany and Robin have to say about holiday traditions.
First, I asked Bethany, the main character of Wildflowers from Winter, to talk about a favorite Christmas tradition from her childhood. This is what she said:
Every Christmas Eve, my mom, who is no better at baking than I am, would go to the local Piggly Wiggly and purchase one of those cookie dough logs. The kind with Santa or a candy cane stamped in the center. She’d play Christmas music on Grandpa Dan’s old phonograph and bake cookies while Dan read Luke chapter two out loud and David and I shook our presents under the tree.
As a kid, I remember thinking that Christmas Eves were magical. Something about the smell of those cookies and Grandpa Dan’s voice, and the crackling of that record player made me feel like the whole world was waiting for something incredible.
I asked Robin, the main character of Wishing on Willows, the same thing:
On Christmas night, Mom, Dad, and I would change into our pajamas, get in the car, and drive around town looking at all the beautiful lights. Then when we got home, we’d snuggle up together on the couch with hot chocolate, a snack, and a Christmas movie.
I used to get more excited about Christmas nights than all those presents on Christmas morning. Proof that in a kid’s mind, toys really aren’t everything.
To be entered in today’s giveaway, all you have to do is tell us about one of your favorite traditions.
You will have until nine p.m. central time on Thursday to leave a comment. At which time, all names will be written on a scrap of paper and my husband will draw the winner. The winner will be announced on Friday.
To be entered to win the grand prize giveaway, you have to answer all four of the “What does Christmas Mean to You?” questions (you can find the first one here). To see the complete list of items included in the grand prize, please click on the link.
Your Turn: Tell us about one of your Christmas traditions!
If you’d like to sample Wildflowers from Winter, you can read the first three chapters.
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