Monday, December 13, 2010

Everything Christmas: a book review

As soon as I saw this book I knew I had to have it! It is like an advent calendar with a lot of extra goodies. The book starts on December 1st and the suggestion is to read one day at a time and make the included recipes or play the outlined games and REALLY take time to immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of the Christmas Season instead of hurrying through it feeling like you have to do things or have to be somewhere. Everything Christmas really helped me overcome the holiday 'blah & bustle' that I usually suffer from and instead enjoy the season like I haven't done in years!

For many years I have "done" Christmas, not "celebrated" Christmas and I am starting to regain the joy and wonder that I had lost over the years. Christmas used to be one of my two favorite holidays until financial problems, a divorce and shared custody which left me hurting instead of hoping during this joyous time and deep, lingering hurts from a difficult childhood finally made me say, "to heck with Christmas. I'll ACT like I love it but I'll be glad when it's over." Thanks to Everything Christmas' engaging and uplifting stories, delicious recipes and whimsical, wonderful ideas I TRULY am celebrating this season of miracles.

I give this book a solid 5 stars and really suggest that EVERY family make this part of their Christmas traditions!

No comments:

Post a Comment