This evening, I'm sitting in front of the "fire" and watching one of my favorite Christmas movies (The Bishop's Wife) for the 3rd time -
and drinking a mug of homemade hot chocolate -
with a cute little friend -
times like this are precious during the Christmas season.
If you have a favorite book that you read during Christmas, I would love to hear what it is. And I want to share what I read every year with you:
I don't know if this is in print anymore but I received this book many years ago now and it really helped to change my attitude in how to do things - so many ideas on what to do if you're weary of all the commercialism and want Christmas to be more meaningful.
And......these three books make me cry and a good cry at Christmas (like I've said before) is okay.
sorry this is SO blurry!
And if you're Grace Livingston Hill fans, these are my favorite Christmas setting books -
And, then it seems as if everyone knows about this -
Some books are like old friends. It's also part of the traditions of Christmas that seem familiar and cozy. It takes us away from the worries of the world for a moment, and gets us away from technology if even for an hour or two.
And, then............I splurge on a couple of nice magazines (especially those that show any kind of holiday decorating). How did magazines get SO expensive?
even getting one or two ideas is fun for me.
and this magazine is from 2012 but I save these (one of my favorites is Capper's Farmer) -
anything to do with nostalgia and doing things the "old-fashioned" way has always been of interest to me - something that I want to emulate in our home.
Then lastly, I want to encourage you to send cards (which seems to get more old-fashioned every year). I don't know if there is any of us who doesn't want to go to the mailbox and pull out a card or letter from someone. I know I do. It doesn't have to be expensive - these pretty cards were bought at the Dollar Store (a box of them). Put a smile on someone's face. : )
I will end my post for the evening so I can go back to the movie and crochet some squares for an afghan I would like to put together and sip my hot chocolate.
Thank you for dropping by and please let me know if you have a favorite Christmas book that you pull out at Christmas! I wouldn't mind adding to my collection. God bless.