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When it comes to prioritizing my people at Christmas, I have one main draw. I know some of you summon your people with the wafts of yummy smells coming from your kitchen.
But that’s not me. (Although I’d clean up at your house if you invited me over to eat!)
And I know that others have lure your people in with a pile of beautifully wrapped gifts under your tree.
That’s not me.
I can imagine the gorgeous decorations that lots of you use for the eye-candy that gets your people to stop and enjoy.
That’s sort of me. 🙂
I have always had one main passion that I share to reel in my people and that’s my love for books and reading. I’m an unabashed bibliophile, and books are what I love to use to spend time with my people. I share books with friends, read books to children, and read aloud to my hubby in bed. Ok. He doesn’t love that, but I can’t help myself!
Last week I posted a photo of my Christmas book bucket, and it created quite a wonderful conversation online.
I know many of you love books the way I do, so I wanted to give you a gift idea for those of you who still need a few last minute items. There’s still time to give a book! (Or collect a few for next year.) Here’s the list of some of the favorites in my book bucket:
The Tale of Three Trees retold by Angela Elwell Hunt
Jacob’s Gift by Max Lucado
Just for Fun:
The Nutcracker: A Pop-Up Book illustrated by Phillida Gili
Hillbilly Night Afore Christmas by Thomas Noel Turner
Cajun Night Before Christmas by Trosclair
Note: The last two must be read with the appropriate accents!
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston
Santa’s Favorite Story by Hisako Aoki
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
My Friends’ Pick:
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
I just ordered The Crippled Lamb today for a sweet young one in my life! Do you have any favorites that I missed? I’ll add yours to my list for next year. Once I add yours, I’ll need a bigger bucket– a dream-come-true for me. One day in the future, I won’t necessarily be the grandma with a plate of homemade cookies (although cookies can be bought!), but I will be the one who will sit and read to the little person on my lap until they either fall asleep or jump down.
Merry Christmas, friends!