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Years ago when my children were 10, 4, 2 and brand new, we sold our house in mid-November. We planned to stay in a motel for a couple of weeks until the sellers moved out of the house we were buying.We'd be in our new home by Thanksgiving... or so we thought. The sellers wouldn't sign the papers until the first week of December then refused to move out until December 26th!
We lived and homeschooled for seven weeks in a motel during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Everything I used to make Christmas was in storage. I borrowed a tabletop tree, went to Hobby Lobby for a few decorations for the room, and bought our first Christmas book. It was a season of watching the Home and Garden and Food channels and not being able to make or do anything. ~grin~ It was hard at the time, but it is a sweet memory, and new traditions arose from it.
One of my children's favorite Christmas traditions is reading Christmas stories. Each year they look forward to receiving a new picture book. It's been many years since we started this tradition. My oldest is now 24 and my youngest 14. I recently asked the kids if they want to continue the tradition. I was met with a resounding, "Yes!" The Legend of the Christmas Cookie will be this year's additon to our growing Christmas storybook library.Book Description
Richard Cowdrey captured the spirit of Dandi Daley's nostalgic Christmas story with charming illustrations of a simpler time. It is set during the Depression time, and shows a way that one woman and her son found to show love in a tangible way during a very difficult time in their life. The focus on giving even when we are ourselves are in need is a beautiful one. That's a message we all need in these uncertain times.I recommend this book for a young boy or girl in your life... or, as in our case, a houseful of teens.
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